I love food. I love to eat. But for someone that has struggled with weight my entire life, I needed to find a healthy balance with my relationship with food.
For years I was a runner and gym rat to try to battle my love for food. I was consistent. I showed up. I did my workouts. But food often made me feel guilty. I stayed in shape but I never really got great results until one day someone said, “You cannot out-exercise bad nutrition.” That was such a huge wake up call for me.
Today I know that nutrition is essential in maintaining my weight, staying healthy and feeling my absolute best. Eating clean, eating well, eating proportionally are the foundation of not only maintaining a healthy weight but it helps me feel my best. It truly keeps me happy. And when I feel good, I want to do good.
I believe in colorful foods, super foods and whole food sources. Whether it’s a colorful beautiful salad at lunch or a quick chocolate Shakeology for breakfast, quality is most important to me if I want to stay healthy. Healthy food is one of the most powerful investments you can make in your life.
I believe in moderation. I love my dark chocolate and wine and chips and salsa. Having a great relationship with our meals means that we should have the things we love on an occasional basis. Life is about experiences and enjoying them with good food and a nice glass of wine.
Change what is on your plate and I promise you will change what is in your heart both literally and figuratively.