It’s been a while since I’ve gone on a rant… so here it goes lol.
What you eat directly effects how you perform. Not only in the gym, but throughout your day. Rather than eating “what you want” because it’s super delicious or makes you feel happy temporarily, ask yourself, “What is this food doing for my body?” It’s a simple question that deserves an honest answer. Is your meal promoting optimal health? Is it boosting your immune system? Is it storing energy that can be burned off within 48 hours?
If you are currently eating whatever/whenever, the answer to these questions is probably “NO”. Now I am not making this post to be the typical trainer who tells you “you can’t out train a bad diet.” Of course, that’s true. We all know it. But check this out: some of us are genetically gifted. Take Coach Clint for example. I don’t think there is a muscle in his body that isn’t defined. He is the type of guy who can eat what he wants and still have that SMOKING HOT BOD . However, just the other day I heard him talking about how bad foods were making him feel horrible in his workouts and that he needed to eat better so he can recover better.
The point I am trying to make is what we eat effects things on the inside. I am talking about our health. The reason you feel bad when you eat bad things is because it is actually having a negative effect on the chemistry of the body. I am NOT saying you can never eat those delicious treats. Of course we should be able to indulge. But if every other meal is indulging, then you are doing it all wrong. At least 80% of the food you consume should come from nature. Eat dark leafy greens and other colorful vegetables & fruit to boost your vitamin C which keeps your immune system strong. Incorporate sweet potatoes to get vitamin A which keeps your vision, skin, and bones healthy. It’s also a great post workout meal. It will replenish the carbs you just used to kick ass. Add in white mushrooms to load up on vitamin D which helps with calcium absorption for healthy bones and teeth, amongst fighting the battle of other serious medical conditions like Type 1 Diabetes and even cancer.
Everything you need is in the food you eat. Focus on eating things that are abundant in nature and you will look and feel much better. You’ll get sick less often and you might add a few years to the bigger picture. Some of you may not have the will power to do it for yourself, so I challenge you to do it for your loved ones. Do it for your parents, your children, & your co-worker who desperately needs motivation and direction. Be an example of HEALTH. Eat to LIVE!
Workout of the Day
Every 4 mins for 20 mins run 400 Meters
at 20 mins begin:
5 Minute AMRAP