Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The First and Most Important Step

There is no doubt that good, wholesome food is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When we consume foods full of vital nutrients such as proteins, essential fats, vitamins, minerals, etc we are enabling our body to fight off disease, repair itself from exercise and life's daily stress. Without proper support, our bodies will begin to "lose the battle" and that is when we become sick, start to gain body fat and lose muscle and buckle under the stress and strain of every day life.

I don't mean to paint such a "gloom and doom" picture here but the reality of it all is this does happen to many people. But a lot of this can be avoided by taking some simple steps. At this point I will state the obvious and that is to make sure you eat good foods throughout the day to give your body and mind the energy it needs to perform mental and physical tasks, but when you can't get your food in you, you need to look for other sources.
Because we live in a fast-paced society, most people are notorious for skipping breakfast. Breaking the fast is vital to starting off the day properly - it sets the tone of how your body and mind will handle the day. The best way to so start your day off right is to consume a complete source of protein, some complex carbohydrates and essential fats. If you can't find the time or the means to make something to eat then I strongly recommend consuming a liquid meal consisting of a high-grade whey protein, maybe add some raw oats or fruit and pop a few essential fatty acid capsules. And if you are usually devoid of vegetables, throw in a scoop of engineered greens and you would have a great start to your day.

The whey protein I recommend is Dream Protein. It's hormone free and tastes great. I also like Green's First as well as Perque Triple EFA's - all of which I carry at my studio for my clients.

Remember, the first and most important step is to start off your day with a solid breakfast.
If anyone has questions, please feel free to contact me - Fred Fornicola