Eat fit. The food pyramid.

 This is what the new food pyramid looks like and it’s built for your body not for the food industry.

Ask anybody who is into fitness or who takes their health seriously and they will tell you that your diet is the key to so many things. Your body is like an engine and the fuel you put in to it is the key to your success for gaining size, losing weight, feeling healthier or what ever your goal is.

I get questions quite often about my diet and gym routines. I’m hardly a fitness guru and I’m not a serious gym goer or weight lifter at the moment. What I am is careful about how I treat my body and what I eat.

I thought it would be a good idea here to post a series on what I eat and the tricks I use to keep my diet as healthy as possible. I don’t live on Air and Lettuce leaves and neither should you. As gay men a lot of us can be scared of food. We live in a culture where food has become a guilty pleasure but you shouldn’t be afraid to eat if you use just a little bit of common sense.

Many of us have grown up with the traditional food pyramid but this pyramid is actually incorrect. It was written to benefit the food industry not our bodies.

The correct food pyramid looks like this.

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Add to this diet 8 glasses of water everyday and you will notice a very big difference in your skin, energy and general overall health.

For many people turning this diagram in to a practical diet in their everyday lives is not an easy thing to do so over the next week I am going to do a little experiment and keep a food diary. At the end of the week I will share what I have eaten and see how it stacks up against the new food pyramid. I’ll also show you some quick and easy meals that are cheap and healthy too and take very little time to prepare.

I invite you to join in and keep a diary each day of what you eat starting today. At the end of the week I think you will be surprised by what you have put in to your body.

 

One thought on “Eat fit. The food pyramid.

  • February 17, 2015 at 6:30 am
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    Shannon – one can be a little flexible on the 8 glasses of water a day since many if not most foods contain some percentage of water in them. Especially fruits & vegetables. I would vary that with a range of 7 to 8 glasses a day. Of course, if you manage to eat 1/4 watermelon a day (which is 96% water) you could drop that quantity even more 🙂

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