You are struggling today because of the pizza you had last night. Take a look at what that pizza consists of:
• Bread (simple carbohydrates that rapidly break down into sugar)
• Tomato sauce (imagine the amount of commercial salt it is made with)
• Cheese, tons of it and probably not the healthy stuff.
Who knows what other toppings were on it, but the above are the basics. Now don’t get me wrong, I love pizza. Like most Americans, I have been eating it all my life. It is cheap, convenient, and tastes good. But is it good for you? Do you care?
If we are eating solely for the pleasure of our belly, we will never hit our fitness goals. A better alternative it to eat to fuel our bodies. This lifestyle journey we are on has fitness as its foundation. Why? It is a spring board to having more energy which in turn will increase our productivity. It is the gateway to greater confidence. If we can imagine our fit selves, do the work, and start to see results, then we can use that same approach to improve other aspects of our lives. We can become more disciplined. We can have more time. We can do more things. It begins with fitness.
No one expects an immediate change. This is not a fad diet we are on. Your change in diet can be incremental in the beginning. You can begin by reducing the amount of processed sugar you consume. In time, you can completely eliminate this from your diet. Why get rid of sugar? Read the 10 Reasons Why Sugar is Bad For You. Obesity, diabetes, increased risk of cancer? You don’t need it. Start making the changes today. If you need to, find substitutes or reduce your portions. You have people that love you and depend on you. If you can’t do it for yourself, then do it for them.