I have long been an advocate for having good eating habits and good exercise habits as a means to lose weight and keep it off. It just makes sense that having these things clicking together would put someone in the best position to have a healthy weight. For many, however, this is a scenario that is challenging because of time constraints making it difficult to get the gym time in. I will address how to make that gym time possible later so lets just focus on the eating.
We always have control over what we eat and we have to eat to survive. We can’t be afraid of food because it is essential for muscle growth/repair and food gives us the energy we need to make it through the day. Making the right choices is key and if you can’t make it to the gym you can still make the right food choices.
I am big on fruits and vegetables as the way to go. If you have a diet rich in these you can’t go wrong. We have been conditioned to believe that it is expensive to eat healthy and that is why most don’t. This is what I would challenge. McDonald’s has a dollar menu for those watching what they spend. You can spend $3 on a burger, fries and a soda. Take that same $3 and go to the store and you can get a banana, apple, orange and some sort of protein and probably have a little change. You tell me which one would be better.
It’s all about choices. What choice will you make?
Until next time…