Surfer Laird Hamilton is currently featured in Men's Health and revealed to readers the secrets that keep him in such great shape. While he admits a good workout is part of it, Hamilton said his diet is the most important part.
"I love Japanese food. I love Hawaiian food. I love food in general. But I don't eat haphazardly," Hamilton said. "I eat for performance and health, and let's not forget pleasure -- those are the elements of what I call 'food intelligence'."
Hamilton says starting the day right can do wonders for your body. His breakfast of choice includes a smoothie.
"I like to begin the day at the blender with a smoothie. My favorite recipe contains five supplements that help me optimize my nutrition," he said. "A single tablespoon of Catie's Organic Greens, for instance, equals seven servings of green vegetables. I also add apple or cherry juice and frozen bananas and berries for a nice consistency."
Hamilton's other tips include eating only when hungry to reduce snacking, chewing food slowly, staying away from processed food, and keeping your diet diverse.
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