Monday, May 26, 2008

You are what you eat

Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat ?, well if you are over weight, have no energy or get sick a lot. Try saying this phrase to yourself every day until it sticks in your subconscious mind. The main reason diets fail is you simply are not ready to loose weight mentally. How many people do you know that lost weight on a diet and gained it all back and more ?

Just as any athlete gets mentally prepared to compete, you study before a big test, you need to prepare yourself to eat healthy. Nobody plans to get over weight or unhealthy, at least not that i know of . But you do have to plan when you go shopping on what you need to eat to get the results you want.

What did you say, this is to much work ? you don't have the willpower when you are in the store ?

Next time you go food shopping only shop on the outside perimeter of the store, its a simple first step. Most likely you will find vegetables, fruit, meats, fish ,poultry, dairy. The center of the store usually always contains processed foods and junk foods, basically everything that is unhealthy for you.

How many times have you said to yourself i will just have one it wont be that bad ?. But the reality is one leads to two, or three . Next thing you know you just gained 20 pounds and you are wondering what happened, or you are to tired to get threw the day.

So the next time you go to food shopping or eat or drink something the first thing you should ask yourself is this good or bad for me ?. Don't laugh ! you need to question what you eat you may be surprised whats really in it . If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting the same result. Have you ever read the label on the back of the foods you eat ? If you cant pronounce whats in it why would you eat it ?

Think of your body as a car, every vehicle has a recommended fuel rating to keep its engine running its best. If you put the wrong fuel in the engine it will ping, and will have a sluggish performance possibly even stop completely. With the worst case scenario you could end up with some costly repair bills. You wouldn't purposely do that to your car, would you ?. So why to your body ?

Next the quantity of foods you consume has to be addressed , the correct way to eat is 5 or 6 smaller meals over the course of the day. If you are one of those people who load up your plate, let me explain how much you should be eating. Open you hand fill it with food that is a simple way to figure a portion size for any main meal. I can see you laughing again !

Do you know how really obese people loose weight fast, gastric bypass surgery. Simply make the stomach smaller, you cant eat as much you loose weight. Extreme but it gets results.

This may seem to most people to be asking a lot, but these simple changes in your eating habits will change your life. And if you really want to feel better eat only organic foods. Once you do you will never go back to what you were eating.

And i know that they cost more but what is your health worth ?

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