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Fuel: what, when, why

Updated: Mar 9, 2020

KBP5 Education: Article 2, February, 2020

BACKGROUND: NUTRITION/DIETING, WHERE DO I START?

There are so many diet plans out there and so many ways to eat better, where do you start? It doesn’t matter if you are overweight or underweight, what really matters is you are what you eat. Your health now and in the future is determine by the choices you make today. Everything we eat has a reward or consequence. We must choose wisely. Fueling your body goes way beyond just what you eat, so where do you begin?


EDUCATION: BABY STEPS?

Fueling the body starts even before putting the fork in your mouth. What type of foods are you going to eat, how much are you going to eat, when are you going to eat, when are you going to prepare the food, are you training for a competition or do you have a health condition you are trying to address, or simply, what are you trying to accomplish with your eating?


In order to make a change in your life and how you fuel the body, you need to create lasting habits. Habits need reason and education along with putting into place practicing these habits to make lasting results. Where do you start? Do you have a plan?


Let’s start right at the basics: What are you eating each day and when? Tracking your food intake and when you are eating will give you a glimpse into how well you are fueling your body. If you have never kept a weekly food log of everything you are eating, the results might just shock you. The body requires protein, good fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water, certain calorie intake, etc. daily in order to maintain and promote good health and the ideal bodyweight. A daily food log is a great way to gain insight into what needs to change and where praising is due. Making the necessary changes to your fueling, which we will address in future articles, only can happen if you know where you are at.


You got this, let’s do it!


WEEKLY CHALLENGE: TRACK YOUR FOOD INTAKE FOR 1 WEEK

Plan on continuing to get your 7.5 hours of sleep each night and during the day track your food consumption. It is a simple challenge to do each day. All you need to do is get a journal, notebook, or piece of paper and write down the time you put anything into your mouth and what it is that you consumed. (log all your food intake and fluid intake) You do this each day until next week’s fueling article. That’s it!


The challenge this is week is to continue with your 7.5 hours of sleep and journal what/when you eat. Enjoy!


PLAN YOUR LIVES AND LIVE YOUR PLAN!

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