By David Tepera, January 15, 2020
Today’s article was inspired from a longtime reader of my column Leroy Naschke III. Leroy, like many of you, is known as a gym rat. He loves weight training, plus all the proper dieting that’s involved. Believe me, once you’re immersed into this lifestyle, it becomes a lifer.
So, get your highlighters out, and be ready to mark some interesting diet tips.
Did you know eating different colors of the rainbow will have an extreme affect on your body? Without going into specific detail, red vegetables and fruits are good for your heart, white colored foods build your immunity, yellow helps with our skin, green is for cleansing, orange colors for inflammation and purple is for antioxidants.
Did you know a banana has been chemically ripened if it is brown spotted with a green stalk? If the stalk is black then the banana is naturally ripened?
Do you know the difference between fresh and frozen strawberries? Frozen is nutrient rich, will last for months, usually cheaper, but not as tasty. Fresh strawberries are nutrient rich, too, have better taste and texture, but only last for days and spoils quicker.
For all you coffee drinkers, did you know a large caramel macchiato has 3,500 calories, large caffe lattes have 2,660 calories, large cappuccinos have 1,680 calories and plain black coffee has zero calories?
So, what changes are you planning to make into your new 2020 diets? Are you one of those people sucked into another diet craze? Did you set yourself up for failure again?
Listen, don’t go on diets. Just start making small healthier changes. It took a long time to put that fat on your body, so it will take time to burn it off. Don’t get discouraged. If there are certain “so-called” unhealthy foods you like, then partake on the weekend. We do!
It’s time to enjoy life and not care about what others think. You only need to feel better to get out in this world to enjoy all that it offers. Love yourself first.
Oh, and one last tip about the importance of drinking water. Did you know if you drink a gallon of water per day, you won’t have time for other people’s drama because you’ll be too busy peeing? Stay hydrated my friends.