If you’re someone who loves fitness, you have to be mindful about what you’re putting in your body. I don’t usually talk about diet and nutrition but I think it should be mentioned since it compliments any fitness routine. Any fitness result you aspire for will be derailed if you have a lousy diet. There’s no way around that. Even if you have amazing genetics, you won’t reach your full potential if your diet sucks.
I’ve always known the importance of having a good diet. One thing that really stuck to me recently was when I heard food being referred to as information. It made perfect sense when I thought about it. The way our brains process information that we see and hear, our bodies and brains process information from the food it consumes. This mindset towards food is an absolute game changer. Everything we eat and drink is giving our body some type of information. It can tell our body to get stronger and healthier or it can tell our body to be sluggish and weak. I guess that’s why they say ” you are what you eat “.
How To Make The Most of The Information You Get
In order to give your body the right information, look at what you’re eating and drinking. I don’t always put the healthiest things in my body but I do my best. If you want to tell your body to be strong and healthy, you’ll have to make the effort to give it nutritious foods and drinks. Fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and proteins are the types of food that will give your body the information to help you achieve your fitness goals.
One habit that can help you improve your relationship with food is chewing it slowly. When you take your time to chew your food slowly, your body has time to process that information. You’ll soon realize if that’s the type information you want to receive.
When you take time to chew and enjoy your food, you’ll start to notice how it makes you feel rather than just how good it tastes. This isn’t some amazing diet plan. It’s just a guide to help you make better decisions with your diet. If you’re eating with someone else that’s fine.
This practice is called mindful eating and it’s one of the simplest ways to change your eating habits. In addition to better eating habits, mindful eating helps you absorb nutrients easier and improves digestion. The best way to practice mindful eating is to eat without distractions. That means no cell phones, TV, or computer. The only distraction you should have when eating your meals is the company of another person. Give mindful eating a try and see how your relationship with food changes!