Are you looking for an easy lifestyle change to boost your immune system?
Are you looking for a simple way to eat smarter in order to take your training to the next level?
Look no further because the magic answer lies in real food.
Guar Gum, Artificial flavor, creaming agent, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, flavored and colored fruit pieces, corn syrup solids.....
You'd be surprised how many foods you are avoiding (or not consciously consuming) that can be so healthy for your body. Perhaps we should be asking ourselves as a society, "could many of our health issues be caused from simply never taking the time to create better lifestyle habits when it comes to cooking, meal prep and planning ahead?"
Don't blame food for being bad when you can bring attention to your past food choices/habits and what you have not been consuming that is "healthy".
As you review your most commonly consumed food choices, do not become scared of food. If your diet is rich in processed food, start making some real food swaps. This doesn't mean that you can never have a M&M or eat a bright red cookie made by your child or you can never have a processed food. Being a savvy consumer when it comes to your diet is extremely important so that you associate "healthy" eating with real food.
Instead of avoiding dairy because you heard it is bad, simply swap out the artificially flavored yogurt in your life or sugary cereal with milk and replace with a healthy snack of 0% Plain Greek Yogurt and add real fruit for flavor and natural sweetness. If you are anti whole grain because you are afraid of gluten, ask yourself when was the last time you spent the time cooking millet, teff, wild rice and amaranth?
Rather than putting all your energy into what you shouldn't be eating and what you need to stop eating, how about getting excited about the changes you can make to incorporate more real food into your diet?