by Trudy Despain
(last updated March 13, 2012)
Food, in its most basic definition, is nutrition used by the body to sustain life. Elite athletes gain a new perspective on food as they push their bodies to physical limits. Eating becomes an exercise in fueling the body with the necessary ingredients to produce peak performance. That's not to say that an athlete never craves a double fudge, chocolate chip milk shake. But if an athlete ate an average American diet performance would begin to suffer over time. Eating the average American diet is what has gotten most of us into a health crisis where our waistlines are expanding and our cholesterol is climbing. But the good news is that it is rarely too late to make changes that will reverse damage and improve a person's health.
Here are a few simple suggestions to help you stay on the road to a healthy diet:
Maintaining a healthy diet has both immediate and long term benefits. By taking small steps every day you are ensuring a happier future for you and your family.
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