Educate yourself regarding foods will help you tremendously in your journey to fitness. As with all things, practice moderation. For example, my weakness is fried corn chips.
I still consume these, in moderation, by keeping them within my calorie budget and avoiding multiple servings per day or consuming them daily. When I have a strong craving for chips, I will purchase the baked variety (usually spiced with lemon and chili pepper) as a compromise.
I want to leave you with one final piece of advice that I learned from many other sources. It is called "shopping at the periphery."
If you notice, most stores put the processed, packaged, and canned goods in the middle of the store. The fresh produce, eggs, dairy, meats, and other whole items are around the perimeter of the store. As long as you focus the majority of your shopping on this perimeter, you will be doing very well at picking up healthy, wholesome foods.
Excerpted from Become the Journey: A Transformation Guide.
Jeremy Likness is a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Specialist in Performance Nutrition; both certifications awarded through the International Sports Sciences Association. He has been published been published in international trade magazines such as iSeries Network - formerly News/400 in the information technology industry, as well as on various websites in the health and fitness industry (Bodybuilding.com, DolfZine.com, and ProTrainerOnline.com).
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