EAT LIKE A BEAST!
Healthy Beasts like healthy foods! Nutrition is the KEY to feeling good and performing well (without proper fuel, your body cannot go at full speed). Remember, even the strongest of beasts have to start somewhere. Take baby steps into a healthy lifestyle. If you are like me, I spent 25 years as a carbaholic with a sweet-tooth the size of King Kong! But if you want to be strong like King Kong, than you need to start adding some wholesome foods into your life.
FILL YOUR PLATE
Think Whole, Ripe/Fresh, Variety. Fill up on these healthy options and don’t worry about depriving or sacrificing your guilty pleasures. Concentrate on being full of nutrient-dense foods, and you will see that eventually you won’t have as much room for junk in your life. Tips:
-Whole foods are full of fiber and nutrients (nutrient dense)
-Ripe foods that are in season are nutrient dense and stay fresh longer
-Eat a variety of foods to get a variety of nutrients
Produce: Tons of vegetables and some fruits and healthy starches
Protein: Grass-fed meats without added hormones, eggs, nuts and seeds
Healthy Fats: Animal fats (from quality products), avocado, olive oil, coconut, nuts and seeds
AVOID WHEN POSSIBLE
-Processed grains and refined sugar (ex: white bread, white sugar, pastas, bagels)
-Processed Foods with chemicals and preservatives
-Foods high in sugar (Soda, candy, cereal, pre-made sauces)
YOUR BODY IS YOUR ALERT SYSTEM
Listen to what your insides are telling you. After you eat something, pay attention to stomach aches, fatigue, hunger, cravings. These are warning signals that you may be eating the wrong foods or not enough of the right foods. Keep track and take notes (mentally or physically) so you can learn from your own body.
Happy, healthy wishes!