Coach Ty here for another blog post.
Today's post is giving you a rule to live by for how you eat. Read below and post your comments about your views towards your diet. Also, I want to start posting recipes soon. Post below and give us some feedback on what you would like to see.
Ok lets get started!!
In the Podcast I was listening to yesterday this guy named Preston Smiles was on. Look him up on Youtube. Very motivating guy. Podcast info is at bottom of this post. He said a few motivating things but, what really stuck out and resonated with me was when he was talking about his heart problems when he was in high school.
During Football practice he noticed his heart felt funny. He was having irregular heartbeats.
He went to the doctor to see what was wrong.
The first thing the Doctor asked him was, "What do you eat?"
Preston says, "Food!" "What do you mean? I eat food like everyone else."
Doctor said, "Be more pacific." Preston Says, "I eat what everyone else eats. Burger king, tacobell, pizza hut."
Doctor says, "Well that isn't food." "More than likely your heart problem is caused by your eating habits."
In that moment Preston was furious. he was mad that no one in his life had ever told him that those foods where bad for his health. How come that information wasn't easily available to him. As a young adult he had no clue that the foods he was eating was causing him to have poor health.
Motiv8ers this brings me to our main topic for day.
Crew eating a lot of man made processed foods can have a lot terrible side effects to your health in the long run.
Right now stop what you are doing and really think about the foods you are eating. Do It.....
Are those foods helping you to get stronger, faster, and healthier. If not then why are you eating them? If you have no clue if the foods you are eating are good for you, or not, then come bug me, your Motiv8 Coach, or do some research. The information is out there, but just like Preston, if you don't look for it you will be flooded with good advertisement and you will never see it. Company's want to hide you from the truth.
Motiv8ers you have the power take responsibility for the food you put in your mouth.
OK I am going to give you a rule to follow right now. Here we go.........
"Make Every Thing You Eat Have a Purpose"
Motiv8ers you can only eat so many calories in one day. Make those calories count and give your body the nutrients it needs to be healthy and run properly. If you are only eating processed foods you are not getting the nutrients that you need. Every time you eat something ask yourself how is this going to help me. Is it going to fuel my day, fuel my workout, make my body stronger, or help me recover from my workout. If the foods you are about to eat can't fit into one of those categories then you shouldn't be eating them.
Motiv8ers try to focus on foods that are more nutrient dense then calorie dense. For example nutrient dense foods are anything that comes from Nature. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, and lean meats. Calorie dense foods are anything man made for example....Sodas, candy, desserts, breads, etc.
Usually most people have no idea which foods are nutrient dense. So I have found a website that will give you a list of foods that are ranked from the most nutrient dense to the least nutrient dense. here is the website:
Also, if this topic is really sparking your interest then you have to check out this Ted Talk from owner of Vega Nutrition and professional triathlete Brendan Brazier. His talk focuses on how to recover faster through diet, train more, and reach your full physical abilities, and the body you want, faster. Check it out.
Motiv8ers I hope you take this message to heart. Be responsible for the actions you take each day and take control of your health. Don't let the world take control of you.
Here is the link to the podcast I was listening too: http://www.richroll.com/
Motiv8ers lets continue being healthier and make ourselves awesome!!
Stay EPIC and Don't Forget to Be AWESOME!!
Get Motiv8ed and Don't Eat the Junk!
Coach Ty Out!!