Food is not just something we down to feel good, at least it should be. Food is a resource that we can use to mold and shape not just our bodies, but the way we feel overall, our energy levels, and our health from the inside out. It is fuel.
If you’ve got a high performance race car, you aren’t just going to be able to put regular fuel in it and expect it to run at peak performance. Our bodies are no different. Eating fast food, starchy white flours, sugary cereals and snacks, and drinking sweet tea and soda is setting our bodies up for failure, and no amount of working out will outdo a horrible diet.
Food should be our primary source of health, our primary source of gains in the gym. When our body has the proper food it can grow and far outdo what it can otherwise. You don’t need supplements, you don’t need steroids to get muscles and get lean and get in shape. You need a whole new approach to food.
It’s easy to get caught up in the diet mentality, but all that does is starve our bodies of certain things and doesn’t transform the way we think about food, prepare food, or approach our food. Eating clean and healthy should become a way of life, not a quick fix.
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