Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Listen to your body

When people ask me what to eat, I simply tell them it comes down to common sense, and the best way I can explain it is this: What you eat and drink is exactly what your cells are using to build, repair, and fuel every part of the body. When you eat good, you feel good. When you eat bad, you feel bad. Simple as that.

Eating the wrong foods will send warning signals when the body disagrees with something you've ingested, usually in the form of acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, bloating, etc. These symptoms should not be ignored or treated with an over-the-counter remedy (not the answer). Avoid the post-meal stomach distress by eating clean, with fewer processed foods, and less ingredients. It's much easier for the body to digest an apple and a few raw almonds than it is to process a burger on a white bun with fries and a soda.

So if you're feeling sluggish, tired, stressed or unable to perform at your best, take a second look at your nutrition...I'm sure there's a connection. Raw, minimally processed whole foods are the answer, and the key to feeling great and living better. Eating healthy is simple, you just have to do it.

More on this topic later, as it relates to performance nutrition.

-Boone Ebel

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