Personal Training, Fitness and Nutrition Motivation

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Food is Not the Enemy

It would be easy to blame food for being overweight and unhealthy. The truth is food is not the enemy. In fact, our very survival is based on food and water for optimal body functioning.

Let's be honest. Getting healthy is about taking responsibility and making the right daily choices to improve our fitness. It's up to us to choose the right food to support a healthy body. We only have ourselves to blame when the grocery cart is filled with frozen pizzas, pastries, ice cream, and sodas.

Then there are the portion sizes. We're eating way too much at one sitting. Whether the food is healthy or unhealthy, eating too many calories and not burning that energy creates an excess energy bank stored as fat.

We may also try to convince ourselves eating processed foods in the appropriate caloric portions is healthy. Outwardly we may give an appearance of being an appropriate weight, but inside we are a hot mess and feeling like it. We have become a skinny fat person. Processed fake food and the damage it does to our body through inflammation and disease is alarming.

Food is our friend. Turning our unhealthy food selections into quality real food will enable us to achieve a fit body. You have heard "no-one ever got fat eating too much kale"  and not that we would sit around eating kale all day but you get the point of the statement.

If we start eating to live instead of the other way around, a huge change in the obesity epidemic would happen. A shift toward eating the right food for health would finally be taking place.

How our bodies look and feel is our responsibility. Eating healthy food controls a large percentage of a fit lifestyle.

We are bombarded daily with fast food commercials and peer pressure to eat unhealthily. We can even sabotage ourselves or cave to a significant other to turn to the dark side of food. You do have the power to see food as your friend and control what you put in your face. The donut may look appealing but that apple is going to supply the best nutrients to fuel your body and push you closer to your fitness goals.

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5 comments:

  1. Great! Another blog I found which can apply in my diet whenever I can't go to gym. I think if have to do this, it can help me as I consider the high and low points. This will happen if I need to skip exercise at any time.

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    1. Glad you found the blog and I look forward to posting more helpful content. Stay motivated and Stay Healthy 👍😊

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  2. Excellent post! I have felt this way for a while now, and this helps me with a little motivation to stay the course! I am currently reading Ditching the Drive Thru by J Natalie Winch. A superb read on healthy eating and how farm fresh can be the best option if you can find it. It's a great read, I recommend. I need all the help I can get to stay in the right mindset, and I will get where I am wanting to go with healthy lifestyle!

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    1. Thanks Becky and also for such great feedback. Change your mind and your body will change. You can do it! Stay Healthy 💪💕

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