Location, location, location. This mantra is chanted and drilled into every Real Estate Agent’s brain as the number rule of real estate. The sale of the house, the value of the property, all depends on the location of the property. Let’s put it into a fitness perspective. Trainers and Nutritionist are taught that body development, health and energy all depend on nutrition. Taking into account what you put into your body and the results you see all focus on your nutrition, what you eat.
I am a firm believer in “you are what you eat”. I ate massive amounts of carbs (pasta, bread, pasta, bread, you get the idea) to the point where my stomach looked like that of a Hawaiian Sweet Roll. Some may disagree and say that because of my natural small size that that is farfetched. However, I am here to say that my biscuit belly theory is indeed fact. When I began taking what I ate more seriously— watching my carb intake, cutting out sugar, low sodium, more leafy green veggies—my stomach began to go down. I no longer saw what looked to be another life form in my midsection, but I saw a flat stomach, and, dare I say, abs!
Many people think if you lift enough weights and do enough cardio, the results will show and instantly have the body they’ve always wanted. Without nutrition being at the core of your fitness regimen, you will end up looking the same as you started. It goes without saying that nutrition plays a major role in your body’s progression and its overall state. In order to be healthy you have to eat healthy. It does not seem possible to eat hamburgers and hotdogs and expect six pack abs overnight. Your body takes time to develop and has to be fed foods that will aid in its growth. Below is a food guide that will help curb your food cravings into healthier food choices:
Instead Of: Eat Instead:
Chocolate Nuts, veggies, fruits
Sugar Fruit, eggs, nuts, spinach, cranberries, raisins, sweet potato
Carbs (bread, pasta) Fish, beans, nuts, high protein meat
Greasy food Milk, cheese, leafy green veggies
Salty food Milk, nuts, seeds, fish
Nutrition can be easy but it needs to be drilled into our head, almost chanted, for us to understand its importance. Just like that of the Real Estate Agent’s mantra location, location, location, your body and overall health depends on your nutrition. You can work out 6 days a week for 2 hours. You will see your body change slightly, however, it’s nothing compared to when nutrition is firmly at the center and becomes the factor of restructuring your body. When it comes to fitness and you are seeking results, just think nutrition, nutrition, nutrition.