The Best & Worst Foods for Longevity
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the seemingly conflicting fitness and nutrition information out there? Health is a hot topic these days and it seems that you cannot log into Facebook without seeing an article on diet or exercise pass through your feed.
It’s great that people are interested, but pure information outside of the proper context can be confusioning and frustrating.
Sure, there is some overlap between performance, weight loss and longevity goals- especially when you’re just getting started- but it’s important to realize that simply “eating healthy” does not necessarily mean you will lose weight. Likewise, a weight loss program is not necessarily healthy.
Early in my healthy living journey I decided that my most important reason to exercise and monitor my diet was for longevity and improved quality of life as I age. So when I am scanning for information, I always run it through this filter.
I suggest that if you have not already done so, get clear on what it is that you are really after. It is a toned stomach? An “instagram” butt? To complete a marathon? To lose weight? The goal that you strive for isn’t as important as knowing WHAT GOAL really matters the most to you and what YOU need to do in order to get YOU to reach that goal.
“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” Chinese Proverb
All that being said, below is a great general reminder for us all on some of the simple choices we can make to create better, healthier versions of ourselves. If you feel yourself becoming confused or overwhelmed about what you should eat, just focus on adding more of the “best” foods to your diet and avoiding the “worst.” If you’re looking for my advice on a specific goal, check out my online coaching page.
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