The Exercise Space

You’ve heard it a million times before…what we feed our body reflects in how our body behaves. If we eat fast food and drink soda all day, chances are we will feel a little sluggish. If we eat fresh fruits and veggies and lean organic meats, we will most likely have more energy. Often one might think they eat ‘good’, but when really forced to look at each meal and dissect it, there are many ways it could get better. We need to eat to live, not live to eat. I know, easier said then done. But there are ways to head in the right direction without starving or depriving yourself so intensely that you eventually give up and go back to your old ways. Start by adjusting the quantity of the food you are eating. Smaller portions will often surprisingly satisfy your body. One way to do this may be to leave just 1 or 2 bites of every meal/snack on your plate. If you want to get more detailed, you can weigh your food on a food scale to get an eye for appropriate serving sizes. The next step may be to take each meal, one at a time, and adjust it. If you normally skip breakfast, start by eating something very easy on the stomach, a banana or maybe a yogurt. This will get your metabolism going, and prevent your body from going into starvation mode. Many of us think that if we skip a meal, it will save us calories. Actually, the opposite happens. Your body will go into starvation mode and start holding on to and storing the calories when you do eventually eat, giving you the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.

1 Comment for this entry

  • Tara Kawczynski says:

    In the past I definatly fell into the category of “Eating junk” No more! I’m filling myself with fruits and veggies and just now seeing the difference.

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