Fill Your Tank

Last week I focused on giving you some tips for identifying a path to success by finding your motivation, creating goals to keep you accountable and rewarding yourself when you achieve milestones.

Now it’s time to focus in on what you are putting in your body as you work towards those goals.

There is not a complicated science behind which food are good for you and which ones you should avoid – despite what the ever changing headlines tell you about foods.

It’s as simple as this:

–      If it came from the ground or has a mother you should eat healthy quantities of it.

–      If it is made in a building and has ingredients you can’t pronounce, you should avoid it as much as possible.

All groceries are set up the same; produce, proteins and dairy around the perimeter with all of the manufactured goods in the center. Keep your grocery carts out of the center of the store as much as possible.

 

Every healthy type of essential nutrient can be found in fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products. Your body needs these nutrients to function properly and to fight off disease.

When we fail to give our bodies healthy nutrients and rather fuel ourselves with manufactured products, we are missing out on the essential nutrients that keep us healthy and active.

Undoubtedly there are some items that you cannot avoid purchasing in the center aisles of your grocery. Tomorrow I will write more specifically on what things to watch for on those labels and how to make healthy choices.

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