In today's world of fad diets it's easy to become confused about what a proper healthy diet is. Too many people either eat an unbalanced diet, or starve themselves of the nutrition that their body requires. Whether you are looking to lose weight or gain weight, the starting point is a healthy balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat. Processed food and excess additives and chemicals should be avoided. I understand the science of sports nutrition, and I have applied it successfully on myself and my clients for many years. Once you understand what your body needs, and how and when to eat, it's a relatively easy process to structure a diet that fits your lifestyle and your fitness objectives. You should never feel like you are starving yourself. Once you start feeding your body the nutrients that it needs, cravings for unhealthy snacks will start to disappear.