Highway to Health – Week 4: Fuel Your Tank
It’s WEEK 4, WOW, that went fast! We’ve covered so much ground and I’ve loved taking this journey together. I hope that you learned a lot and made some changes to your lifestyle that are making you feel great. Even if you’ve only been able to adopt any of my proposed habits for one week of this journey, you’ve gained something on this ride. Maybe it’s motivation, maybe it’s confidence, but it’s probably not additional LBS on your frame. Haven’t had a chance to start? No problem! You can still access all of my blog content and postings on the Facebook group. We spent the first three weeks of Highway to Health learning how to clean up our diet, minimize sugar and eat more mindfully. Since you have the basics down, I want you to begin to focus on foods that are going to optimize your output and fuel your rides and busy lifestyle. Let me ask you this: when you think of what you put into your body throughout the day, do you look at the food as fuel, or just a way to satisfy your hunger? If it’s the latter, it’s time to shift your thinking around food as fuel, and begin filling your tank with PREMIUM fuel, not economy.
- Premium = whole foods like fruits, veggies, greens, lean proteins, fish, beans and whole grains, lots of water.
- Economy = packaged foods with preservatives and long ingredient lists, fast foods, sugary sodas and energy drinks.
high energy levels * keeps you lean * sharpens your mind * enhances your mood * boosts your immunity levels * promotes a strong heart * improves complexionCheck in to our Facebook group throughout the week, as I’ll be highlighting my favorite fuel foods and recipes Monday – Friday. Oh and just a reminder, you are worthy of the Premium fuel, people. Now go and do good things! Cheers to your health, Michelle