No amount of huff and puff will ever make up for eating crap food! It’s a well known perspective throughout the health and fitness industry and society in general.
If you are one of those people that think exercising is your opportunity to eat whatever you feel you want to shove down your throat, then you need to take a good hard look at your attitude to food and fitness.
If you do have this attitude slightly or severely, then just ponder on the questions below and see if you can identify why trying to sweat your way to health may not be the answer you are looking for.
1. Do you find yourself thinking about how much you’ll have to run, swim or sweat at the same time as you are eating one of your “identified” bad foods?
2. How do you feel when you’ve missed a few fitness sessions but still maintained your eating habits (which no doubt include the foods you need to “work off”)?
3. Is it weight loss that’s predominantly on your mind when you are thinking of what you eat and how much you exercise?
4. Are you aware of how your body reacts, internally and externally, to high sugar and highly processed foods?
I’d love to hear your answers and reasons why you may be trying to outrun your food.
Ponder on your answers, think about modern day approaches to food and how our diets can have such a short and long term impact on how we feel and look.
Now don’t get all worried or offended because I don’t advocate an absolutely flawless approach to your diet. However how we think about food has a big impact on whether we really feel the need to even put the “crappy” food in our bodies.
Stay tuned for more on how “mindful eating” can create a positive approach to food and make you look and feel in total control.
Health Assessment Quiz – Answer these 10 questions to see where you sit on the health wagon.
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