Wednesday, July 6, 2016

What does your body need?

Eating healthy might seems like a scary task for many. You might not know what to eat and that leads you to just stick to something "easy" and not as nutritious. I want you to start to think of the foods you are eating and your eating habits. It might be a slow process but everything worth it is worth waiting for.
First step is to learn your body. What does your body need and crave. What do you train better with: fats or carbs? How do you feel midday ? These are things to start analyzing. There is no one perfect ratio for all people. Some people do better with more carbohydrates. Others do better with a bit more fat or more protein or maybe a lot more. Make sure you get a good mix of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in your diet. Then once you have that locked in, you can begin tweaking things one way or the other to see what type of diet makes you feel, look, and perform your best.
Step two of the process is getting tune to how you feel. DId you eat a meal that didn't settle quite right ? How you feel after a meal can clue you in to how your body responds to food and help make any diet tweaks you need. For example, you might get hungry an hour or two after eating a healthy meal. Or you might notice you feel sleepy or unfocused after a big meal.
Examples of healthy complex carbohydrates:
Whole grains - rice, wheat, oats, barley
Foods made from whole grains - oatmeal, pasta, bread
Starchy vegetables - potatoes, corn, pumpkin, beans, lentils, peas
Step three, shop smarter! The perimeter is where you generally find the one-ingredient, whole foods. So shop on the perimeter of the store and buy meat, vegetables, leafy greens, as well as some fruit, nuts, and berries. Almost all the processed foods are kept in the center of the store, in the aisles. Try to eliminate any processed or added sugars as well.
Step four, the deadlift question. If someone approaches you and tells you nutritional advice that just sounds a bit off, stop them and ask what they deadlift. If they don’t know what a deadlift is or they haven't worked out in a long itme, its ok to dismiss whatever diet plan they recommend.
When choosing a plan think about your life. What do you do during the day and how can this adapt into your lifestyle ? As your life changes, your eating habits may change too. Just remember to always stop and think about what you put in your mouth.You make every decision to put it in your mouth no one else does! So eating bad or eating good is just another decision you need to make !

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