One of the most important eating habits you can adopt is to cook your own meals. Homemade food has less calories, fat and sodium than anything store bought or eaten in a restaurant. You have complete control over how food is seasoned and prepared when you spend your time in the kitchen.
If you don’t have enough time to cook but wake up early to go to the gym, you should rethink your process.
Time in the kitchen
It is true that exercise has health benefits beyond weight loss. But if you only have 30 minutes a day to spare, choose your kitchen over the gym. Why? You can not out-train or outrun a poor diet. Improving your food outweighs the benefits of exercise.This is not to say that exercise isn’t important. It is.
Exercise can help reduce the risk of many health issues. However, exercise does not promote weight loss. Exercise is negated by a nutrient poor, calorie rich junk food diet including fried food and desserts.
Preparation is key
Spending time in the kitchen doesn’t have to be long or boring. You can be in and out of the kitchen with meals prepared for a couple of days in a short amount of time.
You do not have to make tons of food to meet your goals but preparation is key.
Plan ahead. The only way you are going to get control of your diet is to plan ahead. Do not let yourself get hungry without anything healthy prepared to eat because your will power will plummet and you will reach for something that will set you back. Keep food ready in your refrigerator that you can grab and heat quickly. And don’t leave the house without cool water, nuts, fruit or whole grain crackers and cheese.
Do you spend as much time in the kitchen as you do the gym?
Do you prepare your meals ahead of time?