There are many people who claim to be “experts” or claim their most powerful physique happened within “10 Glorious days” but I say BULLSHIT to that. It angers me how many people will feed off the vulnerability and rawness of individuals.
Trust me, if anyone know there is no quick and easy way to get healthy and stay healthy, it’s me! I’ve tried every single diet and potion and cream there is out there in my day. I mean really, I’m a mom of three who has gone up and down in weight at least 3 glorious times and struggled throughout my childhood and teenage years trying to keep up with the likes of the “perfect-body” blondes. I’m a brunette of Italian decent who likes her greasy sausages, salty olives and crusty bread like the next hard headed Calabrese out there. But one thing I have come to learn (the hard way) is that eating this way on a regular basis will get you a clogged artery, hypertension and a horrible case of Type II Diabetes.
The truth is, there is only one way to get the physique you want, eat clean and train hard. I don’t mean nibble on a sliver of cucumber and drink a shake 3 times a day. I mean eat food! Eat plenty! Food from the earth as in nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables, chicken, turkey, bison, fish, sweet potatoes, rice, quinoa, oats, the list is endless. You definitely want to stay away from processed foods and sugar, as it is the modern day cocaine (but we will get into that in another blog).
It is ridiculous to think you can survive on a minimal of food and train hard, work intensely and chase those kids from room to room. When did we become so afraid to eat??? It’s FOOD! Something we have all come to enjoy and fuel our personal tanks with. Food is needed for brain function, for mobility and TO LIVE!
Trainer’s tip: eat every 2-3 hours. This will help put your metabolism into overdrive and keep your blood sugar levels on an even keel.
Be smart about your choices, but make the choices. They are out there waiting for you. The more you eat, the stronger you become and the more functional you can be to both yourself and your family.
Until next time,
Live from the Inside Out