Sunday, May 04, 2008
When a person doesn’t eat, their metabolism slows down and goes into “starvation” mode. It holds onto any calorie it gets and stops burning fat too. That’s why eating Breakfast is SO important..it starts the “fire burnin”. When your body goes into starvation mode, once a person starts eating again, the weight will pile on cause the body wants to hold onto whatever it can. Bringing fruit to work is a great idea. Even if it's a healthy AM "to-go" snack when you're “on the go” all the time. The bottom line for most people (there are rare exceptions) is that most of us need to eat 5 to 6 times throughout the day. The meals need to be small and loaded with fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats. If you continue to skip meals, your body and mind won't have enough fuel to get-the-most out of the workouts. The wrong kind of fuel and no fuel at all makes it harder to build muscle, and may also cause connective tissue, joints and ligaments to become weak and brittle. The idea behind eating healthy food often throughout the day is to assist in burning excess fat properly, build muscle (which helps in the fat burning process) and protect skin, bones, connective tissue, ligaments and joints. Don't play Russian Roulette with your health, body and mind by skipping meals. You'll pay a price sooner or later. Your body does NOT run on exercise, it runs on healthy FOOD and proper supplementation.
Posted by Tony Horton at 11:06 PM