Friday, July 10, 2015

Are you Giving your Body High Octane Fuel?

People use and think of food in so many different ways. It is used as a comfort, entertainment, as love but the most important way to think of food in my opinion is like fuel.

Fuel is something that we take in to nourish our bodies and keep it functioning and to give us energy.

Think of your body as a car. If your body was a car and you want it to perform at a high level you would put excellent fuel in it. If you want high performance you would need high octane fuel.

So why are so many of us eating foods with low nutritional value?
It is like putting cheap, low octane gas into your car. Would you do that?

On top of eating food with low nutritional value a lot of people depend on stimulants to compensate for lack of energy. We eat food that will make our blood sugar rise and then quickly drop.

Drinking coffee and sodas with a lot of caffeine so that we can stay awake...especially in the afternoons.

We ignore signs of food sensitivity and we continue to eat foods that we know that our bodies don't agree with and that will create health issues and sometimes make us sick.

Often we eat food for pleasure and comfort instead of fuel.

And a lot of times we don't make good choices and we over-indulge.

So my question to you is....if you wouldn't put cheap fuel into you car...why are you putting low octane (unhealthy) fuel into your body?

If you put good fuel into your body you will perform at a better level and have more energy throughout the day.

We need to follow a well-balance diet, a mixture of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, healthy fats, and proteins from free-roaming animals.

So next time you are going to the grocery store, pay attention to what kind of fuel you are purchasing for your body.
Is it going to be fuel that will give you a lot of energy, so that you can perform all day without getting tired and sluggish?
Or are you going to buy the same low octane foods that will make your body sick, slow moving and giving you no nutritional value, and no energy?

Choose High Octane Fuel for Your Body!

                                              Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

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