The Personal Trainer’s Guide to Ideal Nutrition


By David DeSisto, Certified Personal Trainer, Author of Forever Fit

As a professional personal trainer and gym owner for the last 25 years, I have seen an incredible number of supplements and superfoods come and go in the fitness world.  I have found almost everything to be big on marketing and small on benefit.

Touchstone Essentials, thankfully, has created products with a new level of integrity that I support. For optimal health and peak performance, whole food nutrition wins every time.

I often ask my clients to start by removing things from their diet and lifestyle before adding something new. Many times, we can’t see what’s working until we have a clean slate.

Clean it up!

Detoxifying your body and eliminating harmful foods is more important than just adding another supplement to a poor diet.

Super Green Juice has made this easier. We are now able to detoxify AND supplement in one easy step—brilliant!

Clean out the accumulation of toxins from your system with additional detoxifying products like Pure Body then refuel with the pure, alkalizing nutrition from Super Green Juice to maximize your efforts in the gym.

It’s what you do on a daily basis that creates your desired physical changes.

Get the ideal fuel for your body

It’s a well-known fact that short, high-intensity exercises build strength quickly and activate the fat burning processes in the body.

These workouts take energy. If you want to increase your energy for workouts, you need proper nutrition combined with proper elimination of toxins.

I’ve found that using Super Green Juice has brought my already intense workout sessions to an even higher level. Anything that increases that intensity will make strength gains faster and fat loss easier.

Typically, non-toxic food and supplements work much better taken daily rather than just using once right before you exercise. But there are benefits to drinking Super Green Juice before your workout as well.

Sometimes, when clients can’t find the time to detox daily, I ask them to try Super Green Juice to both detoxify and fuel up very quickly. It’s so readily absorbed in the gut that it can be taken just 30 minutes before the workout for enhanced energy and recovery. So easy!

(Get my favorite recipe at the end of the post.)

Recovery is the priority

If you don’t feel fully recovered from your workout, you won’t perform well on the next one. Most people don’t realize, but when exercising properly, it takes anywhere from 3-10 days to recover from an intense workout.

Intense workouts can create an acidic environment that your body will immediately need to remedy (you can’t be out of pH balance for more than a few minutes).

Your body will pull from the most readily available and accessible alkalizing mineral at its disposal: Calcium from your bones! Exercise should improve bone density, not lower it.

One of the best choices to stop that acidic environment is to use the alkalizing effects of organic greens to rebuild your body.

Using Super Green Juice before and after workouts has helped me recover faster plus make quicker muscle gains, and it can do the same for you.

Don’t just exist, excel!

We can’t know everything about our amazing and wonderful bodies, but I’ve always found that what matters is testing products on myself and then carefully watching for the results.

Using non-toxic, healthful products and foods like those from Touchstone Essentials just makes sense in an already toxic world.

Your body is constantly reacting to its environment and the less toxic that environment, the more energy and nutrients will be available to grow and thrive. And isn’t thriving better than just existing?

Care for your body and it will take care of you!

As promised, my favorite recipe!

  • Two cups organic coconut milk
  • Some Ice
  • One teaspoon of MCT oil
  • 1/4 cup organic blueberries
  • 1 scoop of Super Green Juice (get it here)

Blend it up for a quick boost of performance or recovery (I secretly use this as a meal supplement sometimes!)

About David DeSisto
Certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), David and his colleagues were among the first to learn and provide a SuperSlow® exercise environment in California. He has since gone on to create the ZeroForce Exercise Protocol based on safe and effective strength training. He has a passion for helping his clients reach real health and well-being. David is the author of Forever Fit, a guide to achieving strength and body fat goals in just 20 minutes of exercise a week. You can find him online at

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