As you’re probably all too familiar with, most of us are so busy that it can be difficult to squeeze in the time needed to plan out meals and make sure we’re getting the essential nutrients the body needs.
But proper nutrition is important not only for good health and providing the energy we need to make it through the day, it’s also essential for losing those stubborn pounds.
Between our jobs, taking care of our homes, our kids and a long list of other responsibilities, it’s really not too surprising that so many people turn to fast foods as a quick, convenient choice to satisfy hunger, ignoring nutrition. Unfortunately, that’s one of the WORST things you can do for your health and your waistline.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you might think it’s just the number of calories eaten that matter, but strong evidence has revealed that focusing on the quality of food eaten is as equally important in promoting weight loss and preventing weight gain.
Imagine that your body is a race car. It needs to be fueled regularly, the oil needs to be changed, and it needs new tires every once in a while for optimal performance. If you don’t do these things, it may not immediately break down, but it certainly won’t run as well. And, eventually it won’t work at all!
By taking care of it properly, including fueling it with protein, healthy fats and carbs as well as essential nutrients, you’ll not only have the energy you need to function all day long, you’ll also be less likely to have unwanted fat that can slow you down.
Research has shown us that quality is extremely important in determining what we should eat in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The notion that a “calorie is a calorie,” doesn’t tell the entire story!
A 20-year study of more than 120,000 healthy men and women found that weight gain was most strongly associated with the intake of processed foods like potato chips, sodas and deli meats, while foods associated with weight loss were fruits and vegetables, nuts and fish. While the researchers didn’t discount the importance of calories, they believe that a nutritious diet is a very important factor in achieving successful long term weight loss.
So, now you’re probably thinking, “How can I always eat nutritiously when I’m SO busy all of the time?” And, if you travel frequently, that also throws another wrench into the mix – one that I’m quite familiar with!
Whether you’re a busy mom like me, always on the go, or both, you may not always have time to make a healthy green drink. It can take A LOT of greens in order to meet your nutrition needs, which not only takes a lot of time to put together, it can cost a lot of money.
Athletic Greens has provided a great solution for me and my family, and it may be the answer for you too. It takes less than 30 seconds to infuse your body with 12 different fruits and vegetables in just one serving! It not only includes bio-available minerals and whole-food sourced vitamins, but it also has both dairy-free prebiotics and probiotics which are great for reducing inflammation in the gut and slimming down your waistline.
By always carrying a sample packet of Athletic Greens with you like I do, or keeping a container in your fridge, you’ll have a convenient source of nutrition right at your fingertips – and be well on your way to achieving that great body you’ve been dreaming of!
Yours in health & happiness,