In these challenging times, it is too often the scenario that we overlook simple tricks that can greatly improve our day to day life and health. One of these simple fixes is to live by the motto, “I will not get my food through a window!” Fast food is HIGHLY processed with an emphasis on profits. As a business owner, I completely understand the importance of profit. But for myself, I aim my food choices (fuel choices) to the least processed and closest to a natural form as possible. Basically, if it cant be pulled from the ground, plucked from a tree, pulled from the water, or had a momma….I do not eat it.
As a fitness coach, I am amiss of my duties if I do not give a bit of guidance to the time you are off the mats. If you train every day for an hour, that still gives a TON of time away from the mats for you to strengthen your health or undo the great work.
It’s a battle of numbers. Each person has a basic caloric need to survive, go under your caloric need….you lose weight, go over it….you gain weight. For children this is even more important as they are growing and have needs. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, but, I can count. If you have an average kid, his caloric need hits around 1800 calories per day. If you go through a drive through for breakfast, a bojangles biscuit and borounds, and then hit a lunch snack of a combo #1 at McDonalds…(you are already over your calorie count) then grab a snickers and a gatorade after karate class, then have spaghetti for dinner, and have two cups of ice cream for dessert, and wash it all down with two or three sodas per day. You can add it pretty quick that you have BLOWN UP your calories for the day and guess what…..you are compromising your health.
Do not wait for your body to become unhealthy to become healthy. Diabetes can sneak right up on you and when you get it…..you got it!
Improving your diet will also improve your immunity system.
Chemicals and preservatives that are included in our modern American diet is designed towards profits not nutrition. Keeping products on the shelf longer or producing food cheaper is not the best way to feed. Sugar is not needed and greatly skews your food to the bad side.
Stay natural on your food selections. On the label, the more ingredients that the food has….typically the worse for you.
If you need assistance in helping you find a calorie range to stay within or programs to help, please pop me a message.