I got this email the other day and wanted to share it with you all. Lesson learned: Don’t make eating healthy harder than it has to be – you WILL get results as long as you stick with it for a while.
Dear FreeFit Guy,
I just wanted to let you know that I had a revelation: if you eat right, food is better than a multivitamin! (emphasis mine) I don’t know if you have mentioned it to your readers before, but fitday.com is a great resource for inputting your food and getting a huge amount of information back. I don’t think you should do it every day because that is a bit too obsessive for a free, happy lifestyle, but it can be really useful for people trying to get healthier.
Anyways, I put in my usual day’s food, which is:
–Breakfast: Baked chicken and a pint of strawberries, black coffee
–Lunch: Baked chicken and a side of a medium carrot and a medium cucumber
–Dinner: Primal Chili (Ground beef, onion, olive oil, garlic clove, zucchini, bell pepper, carrot, tomato sauce and spices)
–Dessert: Cup of frozen blueberries
I knew I would get the calories and fat/protein/carb ratio (1777 and 46/34/20), but was shocked when I got to the nutrition tab. It really made me realize that food is the best medicine. 162% RDA of Vitamin A? 303% of B6 and 243% of B12? Plus WELL over 100% of Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Selenium, Riboflavin, and Zinc! The nutrition facts looked like the back of a Multivitamin- but in a form my body can actually use! (emphasis mine) Next time I see a cereal box with “vitamins and minerals added” I’m just going to scoff and eat some freakin raspberries!
Fitday Fanatic Reader!
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-Cheers, and stay healthy everybody!