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Eat With a Purpose!

kale-benefits-1When we talk about fitness, exercise is only part of the equation. To get the fantastic results you really want, you’ll need to spend as much effort in the kitchen as you do in the gym. Though often neglected, nutrition is absolutely crucial.

The elevate the importance of nutrition, I follow a simple rule: Eat with a purpose.

When I eat with a purpose, it isn’t just to titillate my taste buds or to fill my stomach, it’s to fuel my body with the nutrients it needs.

Consider this. Depending on your goal, you probably aim to consume somewhere between 1,750 – 3,000 calories per day. That’s not a lot, especially when you consider the amount of nutrients we require on a daily basis. There’s calcium and protein and vitamins and healthy fats and so on…

In other words, each of those calories is precious – and so it makes sense to spend them effectively and productively. You want to get the most bang for your buck. Sucking down an 18-ounce bottle of soda with 200 calories will take a serious bite out of your daily caloric allotment… and yet won’t provide any of the nutrients your body needs. When you eat with a purpose, soda just isn’t a wise choice.

The bottom line: Just about everything you eat (except for the occasional treat) should have substantive nutritional value and serve your fitness goals. Eat with a purpose.