To stay or to be healthy, it is important to always remember this saying: "You are what you eat". If you have ever had an unhealthy fatty meal, you know the feeling of having a hard time digesting, sleeping, moving, and your energy level being down. However, eating well brings your energy level up, you feel lighter, motivated to exercise, etc.
Eating healthy helps achieve a higher level of fitness. Healthy foods is a boost for motivation to exercise, whether it is Running, Crossfit, Yoga, Pilates, Swimming; your body will demand physical activity.
Eating healthy also helps the body perform better and achieve fitness goals. Stretching becomes easier, Yoga poses become easier to do, Running becomes enjoyable (yes, it is possible), unless you are in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area in the Summer...
My Yoga Kitchen published a list of tips to help your health, and these tips will also help you achieve your fitness goals:
Eat four times a day at four hour intervals
Do not skip breakfast, it is the most important meal of the day
Do not drink water with your meal – drink water 30 minutes before a meal
When you eat a meal, you’re stomach should be 1/2 filled with food, ¼ with water (drunk 30 minutes before) and ¼ should be empty for proper digestion
Eat food that is freshly cooked
Do not overeat or eat too less
Food should be tasty and easy to digest
Food should be eaten with concentration and in a calm environment
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