Everyone think that working out is the only thing you need to do when trying to slim weight, or build muscle. The workout is about 30 almost 40% of the part, maybe even lower. However, the most important key is the food that you eat.
Eating right isn’t just for people looking for that summer body. Your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.
By taking steps to eat healthy, you’ll be on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active, and strong. As with physical activity, making small changes in your diet can go a long way, and it’s easier than you think!
Lastly, everyone needs positive reinforcement when they do something well. After hard workouts or long weeks, there is a huge temptation to reward yourself with food. Cheat meals are OK ever so often, but don’t fall into habit. Try rewarding yourself with fun activities.
Quotes to think about:
- “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” -Ann Wigmore
- “No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will.” -Richard Simmons
- Eating smart will not only make you smart, it’s the smart thing to do. You will be at a much lower risk of needing to rely on doctors and medicines to maintain your health.
- Diet is just as important, if not more, then exercise. Don’t waste your time and sweat in the gym by not fueling your body with good food. It only makes sense.