Have you ever tried a fad diet?
If the answer is yes, then don’t feel bad as most Australia’s at one point or another have tried a fad diet and experienced the rollercoaster ride of quick results, followed by quick weight gain and frustration. ‘Diets’ do not make sense as a means to getting healthy. They are a short-term thing and good health should never be short sighted.
The hardest part about getting healthy is not doing loads of exercise, but instead its coming to the realisation that lasting physical and mental change comes from we put into our bodies on a daily basis. After all, food is what fuels lifestyle.
Think of Your Body as a Race Car.
Race cars are fine-tuned machines that when fuelled properly produce amazing results. The wrong fuel however will mean the car underperforms or worst case doesn’t even fire at all!
All foods and liquids we consume are the fuel we use, so processed foods like chips, fast food, and refined sugars act like dirty fuel and cause low energy, poor physical performance and ultimately poor results in the gym.
Whole foods like vegetables, fruits, meats, nuts, seeds, and whole grains are the body’s high-octane fuel. Just like premium fuel, these foods are high octane, giving your brain and body an extra boost so you can be efficient and on top of life. View your body like a race car and treat it like that. Give it the fuel it actually needs to keep it running efficiently.
What Fuel Not to Eat
- Highly Processed Foods: If it comes in a bag or box, it’s probably not good for you.
- Potential allergens
- White Flour
What Fuel to Eat
- Whole foods
- Nuts and Seeds
- Complex carbohydrates around exercise.
Where possible, try to eat meat that is grass fed. Nuts and seeds should be refrigerated to prevent the oils from going rancid. Always choose organic fruits and vegetables when given the option. Eat a wide variety of protein sources and eat oily fish as often as possible. It’s omega 3 content is great for optimal health. Eat complex carbohydrate sources like sweet potato and brown rice around activity.
Great health is simple but it isn’t always easy. We understand switching to a whole foods type diet can be a bit of a challenge, but the reward is definitely worth the effort. Fuel your body with what it needs to thrive and leave out the rest. Make optimal health your priority because at the end of the day, your health is your most important asset.
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