- Nutrient Dense Food
- Building Muscle
Fuel: we must eat enough to fuel our ability to do things we enjoy
Nutrition: we must consider the specific raw components the body requires in response to activity and where the balance lies (E.g. Endurance exercise vs. bodybuilding)
Health: is "the optimal interplay of the body's organs". What and how much vitamins and nutrients do I need to avoid deficiencies? What special considerations do I have (i.e. vegan, Celiac, dairy sensitivity, etc.)?
Building Muscle: you need a minimum amount of protein to avoid muscle wasting - a health related goal. You need an optimal amount of protein to build lean muscle - a fitness related goal.
These are all slightly different criteria, but none of them can be achieved without nutrient dense food. There are no magic foods that provide a blueprint to the perfect body, but a perfect body cannot be built out of gummy bears ;)