Monday, February 03, 2014
They say nutrition is 80% of the weight loss battle. What do you think about that? In my experience, I can tell that it's true. I wasn't happy to admit this because working out has always been easier than watching my food. But calorie burns, even on a rigorous workout, don't add up to simple calorie restriction. For me, it's more than just cutting calories. It's choosing the right calories. I won a book, 'Eat this, not that' a few years ago. I flipped through it and didn't think much of it. Fast food wasn't my problem. That book would've converted me sooner if they had frozen, pre-packaged meals as comparison.
I'm here to tell you, you don't have to get it right all the time to make it work. Just plan your meals for a week and swap one packaged meal for one with a fresh lean meat and vegetables. Keep the prep simple and go big on seasonings. Have fun trying new recipes and different ways to prepare food. When you find something everyone likes, include it in the weekly rotation. Your body will thank you for it!