It took a whole lot of repeated behaviour to realize that I can exercise all I want, but if I’m not in control of my diet, I won’t see the results of my efforts. I used to look at food very differently, and it wasn’t until I changed my perspective on food that I gained control of that area of my life.
Today I view food as fuel. It’s been a very rewarding healthy shift of focus. It’s not about deprivation or restriction. I simply eat to fuel my life. It’s really that simple.
- Lean protein to build muscle.
- Nutrient dense carbohydrates (also containing fiber, vitamins, protein and minerals) necessary to support muscle glycogen storage which fuels workouts.
- Healthy fats which are essential for physical, mental and emotional health.
Before exercising, I make sure I fuel my body so I have the energy to get the best from my workout. I eat often so I don’t go into any meal overly hungry. Most importantly, I have found balance. I eat chocolate daily. 😉
I actually used to fear my relationship with food. I didn’t feel in control of it. Taking back that control is so freeing!
It’s amazing how you can change your entire lifestyle simply by shifting your perspective. When you change the way you think, your actions follow suit.
I hope you have a great day! Be good to you 🙂
From my heart to yours,