“I feel like I’ve been taught a most valuable life lesson: how to achieve a healthy body and mind simply with food choices and meal planning. Learning the ratios of protein, carbs and fat and eating balanced meals, even while at a restaurant, has liberated me from ever having to endure weight loss plans in the future. I am eating more meals, and even though I indulge on occasion, I look forward to getting back “in balance” at the next meal, and not because I feel guilty, but because I feel better when I eat the proper combinations and favorable foods.
I’ve already taken action steps, but plan to follow them throughout my lifetime. First, I have added several new vegetables to my list of favorable choices and no longer consume the processed cereals I used to love to eat; in fact, I no longer crave them! Second, I grocery shop more so that I have lots of healthy choices within reach, and finally, I have learned the value of listening to my body’s hunger levels to accommodate my needs. If I am hungry between meals, I eat a balanced snack, giving myself permission to do so. I also know that if I eat a half Zone Bar an hour before a workout, I perform at my best.”