The holiday season is upon us and it is a great time to spend with loved ones enjoying each other’s company. During this time it is very difficult to govern our appetites as it is customary for us to enjoy food. So without being the Debbie-downer, I’d like to remind everyone the importance of our food consumption and its regulation, especially during the holiday season.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat.” – an excerpt from fitness in 100 words or less by Greg Glassman
As difficult as it may seem, we need to treat food as fuel for our metabolism. metabolism is the chemical process necessary to produce energy. Our food gives us nutrients for our metabolism. For you curious mongers out there, these are broken down into 2 categories. Macronutrients which are protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Then there are micronutrients, which are trace elements, minerals, and vitamins.
So without going into too much detail, macronutrients are the primary source of calories in the diet, and the micronutrients are needed for health and performance of the body. Eat nutrient dense foods. This means the more of a natural state that your food comes from, the more rich in substance it is, which is better for overall consumption, and breakdown to transfer more efficient fuel for the body.
Hopefully, this gives you a better outlook so that you can make better choices in the upcoming holidays.
– Coach Ace