NUTRITION AND IT’S ROLE IN FITNESS
I get bombarded with questions about what to eat before a workout, what to eat after a
workout, what can I eat as a snack, should I take supplements, etc. These are all million dollar questions I wish I could answer for you. I honestly believe that once you understand that everyone is different you will be on a mission to find what works for you. What works for others may not work for you.
If you take time to find out what your body is about you will discover what foods to avoid and what foods to have on occasion.
I know a few people who thrive on their own special diets, whether it’s low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate, high fat, high protein, vegan etc. and there are a lot of people who don’t. The perfect diet can be confusing when searching the Internet!
Everything seems to revolve around the latest trend. The sad thing is people are falling for the latest trends will continue to thrive in the minds of people because the companies that are pushing these gimmicks are making money. A LOT of money! It is a six billion dollar industry and they know and understand the weakness of the obese. Most people who are overweight desire a rapid way to better health. These people fall for anything hook line and sinker and steadily jumping for those catchy phrases.
- Dramatic weight loss (30 pounds in 30 days)
- One easy permanent solution
- Just take this pill or use this patch, cream… for Amazing Results
- Buy this food or supplement
- The miracle diet
I personally do not trust anything that does not encourage permanent lifestyle changes and I have trust issues with anything that is highly advertised. Be smart and do your homework and remember just because everyone else is doing this doesn’t mean it will work for you. It may work in the beginning but if you can’t keep it off, something is wrong. This is why I strongly encourage your journey to become long term vs short term results. There is no shortcut to anyplace worth going!
If you’re reading this that means you are educating yourself. Congratulations, you are one step closer. Continue to research and sooner or later you will find out what works for you. This is what is takes. When you find what is working, be consistent. I can’t stress this enough.
I used the Nutrition Almanac by John D. Kirschmann, Director, with Lavon J. Dunne as I was learning, logging and making detailed notes on how I felt after eating. I still refer to this on occasion and highly recommend this book if you want to know your body inside and out.