I wrote a post a few weeks ago titled "Food First", and it was my intention to express my belief in taking more time to prioritize the importance and responsiblity of feeding and nourishing our bodies in a way that makes us healthier. And that also includes being of a healthy weight.
There has been so much I want to say about my discoveries on the subject of food and this is just the beginning. It is not my intention to expect anyone to eat the foods that I eat, or prepare all of the food in a way that I do, or plan meals the way that I do.....it is my intention, like my training, to live as an example.
In this country (especially), and at this time, many of us, even our children, are not eating in a healthy way. We all blame our busy, fast paced, lives on choosing convenient, cheap, over flavored, chemical laden foods that we think are doing no harm. Well think again, and harder and more honestly.
If you don't have any "issues" with food you are in the minority. As people interested in the physical culture of sport and fitness performance we have to, or should, pay attention to the food we eat. And many of us have clients, friends and family that can benefit from our examples.
Food is one of my passions, and if I can encourage, promote, and share the motivation to make quality, fresh, healthy, nutritious, food choices I will continue to do that.
Life is good.
Food is good.
Good food is life.
The picture above is my broccoli salad, (I call it nature's plunger), raw broccoli, red cabbage. carrot, jalapeno, grapes. The dressing is one of the few "store bought" dressings I use, it's tasty, low cal, and the ingredients are decent. The protein I usually mix with it is 1 can of tuna w/1 tbl mayo.
PS This is my "actual" lunch salad, it measures about 4 cups of veggies, 4oz grapes (60 cal.), 4 tbl dressing (140 cal.), (not shown) 1 can tuna (150 cal + 1 tbl. mayo 100 cal), total calories around 500.