Food and You!
What is it? What does it stand for?
Food is the staff of life. It provides us with energy to survive. Food is good but it can end up being bad as well. Eating too much food can actually do harm to our bodies. We need to eat the right foods in moderation to stay healthy.
If we compare; a thin person can eat a double cheeseburger and not gain any weight while a larger person can eat a double cheeseburger and gain wait. You might assume the thin person has a high metabolism, but that is not necessarily the case. Consider a 4-cylinder car and an 8-cylinder truck. The car will need less fuel to run and perform while the truck will need twice the amount of fuel to run and perform. To put this in perspective, someone who is 6 feet tall and weighs 250 lbs. will need to eat more food to perform on a daily basis compared to someone who is 5 feet tall and weighs 150 lbs. The food we intake should be based on our size and activity level. Someone who is more active will need to eat more food as their body burns off that energy quicker than someone who does not work out at all.
In today's fast paced world it is tough to eat healthy and eat the right proportions. Busy lives mean far less time spent to prepare our own meals at home. Therefor, most people rely on fast food to make it through their busy schedules. Do this enough and before you know it you will start to gain weight. If you are too busy to eat right than chances are you are too busy to workout. So where does this change stop? When do we put the brakes on and start to think about our future and change this cycle. Remember, we need to eat to live - not live to eat.
So eat well and stay healthy.