Great performances are built on great health. If you are carelessly eating whatever you want or intentionally restricting energy and fluids before/during and after your workouts, in an your attempt to improve performance, you could actually find yourself becoming less healthy.
You can't expect to train your way to great fitness and live an unhealthy lifestyle.
Sure, you may not smoke, eat fast food all day or drink excessively but how are your dietary choices enhancing your health?
Great health is the foundation to great performances.
As it relates to healthy living and healthy eating, how much time you devote to getting fit compared to how much time you devote to improving your health?
You can be very fit but also very unhealthy.
In the February 2016 issue of Triathlete Magazine, you can check out two pages (Pg. 68-69) of my nutrition tips relating to fueling your body for short distance triathlons.
Hopefully with my tips you will better understand how to fuel your body in motion so that you can be more consistent with training as you keep your body in good health.
You have to make the effort to be healthy when you are NOT training so that when you train, your body can adapt better to training stress.
Healthy work/life/family balance
Train smart - train enough but not too much
Reduce sedentary time
Prioritize real food, variety
Healthy relationship with food and the body