There is the old saying that we are “only as old as we feel,” and that means, to perform at our best both at work and in our personal lives, our bodies need to feel good! It is very hard to be upbeat and cheerful when you are not feeling energetic. Being able to feel our best has become even more of a challenge today as it seems that everything we need to accomplish becomes harder and harder.
To be our best we need to give our bodies constant sources of nutrients to promote good digestion, energy and a healthy metabolism. Think of it like this, the body is a very well designed biological machine and to operate at peak performance it needs the right fuels. If you fuel yourself with a diet of high calorie, low nutritional value food you are going to get a fat, out of shape, low performance body. This should not come as a shock to you. We all know we should eat better but frequently don’t. The excuse is that the there isn’t time nor energy to prepare a decent meal and so it’s again another trip to the drive through or something from the microwave. While we may well be tired and running late, good nutrition is a commitment. Decisions must be made about what is most important to include in your day.
So what’s to be done? The time hassles will not go away and good, nutritious food still takes time and energy to prepare. Well, I think the answer is in three parts: