When you think about eating, gaining muscle, or fast weight loss, consider this – you are what you eat. I know it is cliché and I know you have heard it before, but when was the last time you actually thought about it?
Did you think about it when you read the ingredients on a hot pocket and only recognized 3 of them, or when you drank a 12 pack the weekend before? Probably not. We conveniently forget things that are unpleasant, and our food is one of the most unpleasant aspects of life today.
We have become a society that is out of touch with the life sustaining food that we rely on so heavily. We rarely grow our own food like our predecessors did, and we have no idea where the meat in our diets comes from. Kids are appalled to learn where eggs and milk come from, even honey can be a shocker. As the years pass, we become more removed.
This could be one of the main problems in our fight against obesity. If people took a keener interest in their food and realized that what they are eating today is literally what they will be in a very short while, maybe they would be a little more choosy. Eating fattening, unhealthy foods is not good for your body and it certainly isn’t the quickest way to lose weight!
I am not saying that you need to spend a fortune on organics and buy only high dollar food, but if you want a healthy body and you ever want to achieve fast weight loss, it is important that you consider what you are putting into your body. If you are eating at a deficit, this necessity becomes even more imperative. It is essential that you eat only nutrition dense food. If you get your calories from simple carbohydrates and sugar, you are not giving your body anything it needs to rebuild itself.
Sometimes old wives’ tales and grandmotherly wisdom is all we really need. People were lighter and suffered from fewer diet related health problems before processed food became popular. Obesity is a national epidemic which is quickly moving overseas and threatens to fundamentally change the way people live. Eat responsibly and your body will thank you for it. And not only will your body be glad you chose to eat more healthy foods, but you will be able to gain muscle or loose fat as you wish. Ultimately, this is the quickest way to lose weight and keep it off for the long term.