Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Don't Be FOOLED - Nutrition Is VITAL To Your Healthy Lifestyle

It's April Fool's Day, the day when people try to fool others with their words, making things seem like they are true. There are those who go all out in creating the best April Fool's joke. Some are good, some are a waste of time and energy.

One thing that really is no joke, however, is that in order to see results in your weight loss or your toning regimen, you absolutely MUST change what you eat. You can do Hip Hop Abs, P90X, Turbo Jam, or ChaLEAN Extreme for months. You can run miles daily. You can do all these things, but if you are still eating junk, then your body will not change. Period. Think about a car - if you keep it clean on the outside, but never take care of the inside, eventually it will stop working.

Everything you put into your mouth is going to bring results - either good or bad. Let's start today and focus on getting GOOD RESULTS!

Start by opening up that refrigerator and pantry. What kinds of things do you have in there to nourish your body? Are you looking at whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals? Do you see fish, chicken, lean beef, and turkey? Are the drawers full of carrots, salad greens, and other fruits and vegetables? Are your oils promoting health, like grapeseed, olive, and canola? Do you keep other herbs and spices to help flavor your food?

Remove those cakes, cookies, breads, and things made with white flour. Remove the fatty cuts of meat in your refrigerator. Remove the unhealthy potato chips and white crackers. Remove the junk foods that you enjoy so much. This is a process, so don't feel you have to remove everything overnight. However, the more you remove, the better things will go!

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