Thursday, April 18, 2013
Read a short article in the Globe and Mail yesterday which summarized a pretty large study correlating time spent on food preparation with time spent on exercise.
Conclusion: people who spend more time on food prep spend less time exercising. Minute for minute . . . 10 minutes more cooking translates to 10 minutes less movement.
We know that eating pre-fab packaged or fast foods is not very good for us: salt, fat, sugar.
But what if doing so creates more time for exercise?
I know for myself: I don't fuss much over new recipes or new techniques of preparing food. I want to think of food as fuel, not an array of new and creative and tempting taste sensations!
I do eat pretty much the same things every day. But I prepare 'em myself, fresh: oatmeal or omelettes; salads and chopped fruit; soups and berries with yogourt. Don't get bored with it either.
But I'm pretty fast, because I've had lots of experience with this basic items. And this means that I do spend minimum time on food prep, consistent with not eating prefab "non" foods.
So: do I spend more time exercising? Not really. But enough time, I think.
Better get myself to bed now (almost 10 pm) since the alarm will ring at 5 am to head to the gym!! GROAN. But I'll be glad that I did it: when it's over!!