One of my friends just completed an Iron Man!! For those who don’t know what an Iron Man is:
An Ironman is a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. It is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
I am still in awe of her achievement but more so of her hard work, dedication and grit that made her succeed this year, after one unsuccessful attempt two years ago.
When I asked her what made the difference this time, her answer was clear and simple – NUTRITION PLANNING. She said last time she trained hard and was physically ready to triumph the challenge but what she lacked was the nutrition planning for the day of the event. Unfortunately, she felt a lack of energy halfway through her cycling event and had to leave unfinished and disheartened.
This time she meticulously planned her food not just during training but for the day of the race. Eating a nutritious, high energy food throughout the race provided her constant supply of energy to finish strong.
The biggest lesson to learn from her experience is in life also we all are so busy running around, preparing for our work, assignments, activities without giving much thought on nutrition, what we are eating, are we getting a balanced mix of nutrients to keep us going for the long run.
Eating healthy is a “full-time job”. It requires a lot of planning, commitment, and execution. If you are not planning ahead of time, you end up making some wrong food choices.
Here are some of the primary reasons why you should plan your meals:
- You make healthier choices
- Improved nutrition
- Saves time and money
- Reduces Stress
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