How to achieve physical fitness and break away from the great American diet is my first article in a belt-tightening series. There have been many books and articles written on this important topic. Since I am a goals and fitness oriented guy, I am going to jump into this one up to my big brown eyes! My goal here is to begin to convince my readers to start a safe and sensible food program.
I dislike the word “diet”, so I sometimes use the term “food program”. I am not going to try to convince you to live on “rabbit food” the rest of your life. However, you will find a fair amount of green vegetables in my Sensible Food Plan-but prepared with a very tasty combination of tantalizing ingredients! Let’s talk about the solutions to achieving physical fitness, and focus on positive methods to get back to a healthy weight. I’m proposing a combination of exercise and my sensible food plan, that when followed will lead most people to a slow but steady loss of weight.
Stay away from high fat fast foods, check out the fat and carbohydrate levels in a burger and fries next time you are in one. It’s going to put excess pounds on you and fast! I discovered during my quest to maintain a healthy weight range was to select a plate that is in a medium size range. I found myself eating less volume of food if the plate was around 9 inches in diameter. Another trick is to cut down on snacks between meals. This can be accomplished by two methods: first, don’t take the package of snacks into the living room, instead pour a modest amount into a smaller bowl or plate. Second, consider substituting a vegetable or fruit you enjoy instead of chips or cookies. It is paramount that you cut down on fat and carbohydrates, I will dig deeper into this in my next article.
Deciding to eat better has helped me to get on the road to achieve physical fitness. These small changes will make a big difference in your overall food intake over the first three months of my food program. Keep yourself accountable, weigh in at home at the same time of day every three days, then write it down on your calendar. Now you have taken the first steps to achieving physical fitness. Remember my message to you, “If You Believe You Will Achieve” always if you take action.