Archive for July, 2010

Are you eating for pleasure or are you eating for health?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Do you eat for pleasure or do you eat for health? Are you overweight or are you fit? The answer to the first question will generally determine the answer to the second question. Most overweight people are emotional eaters. They eat according to their feelings and typically make poor food choices; choosing foods that are high in calories and saturated fats. Fit people on the other hand are strategic eaters. These people plan their meals and are more health conscious when making food choices. Fit people tend to look at food as fuel, eating according to what their activity level is or will be over the next three hours. They choose foods that offer the most nutritional value for the amount of calories contained; foods like lean proteins, healthy fats and low-glycemic carbohydrates.

The next time you eat…ask yourself why you’re eating what you’re eating. What you eat will make the difference of how you look, feel and even how long you live!