In the 1960s it was declared that cholesterol was declared the enemy of health. This lead to all across the country people saying no to eggs, butter, steak and really anything that had fat in it. What people weren’t educated on is that there is a huge difference between good fats and bad fats. Then other diets, like Atkins and others, started to rise that completely banned carbs and focused on fats–really throwing everyone into a confused spiral. Then there was the hype on how bad sugar is so the alternative was diet products full of chemicals. Well, chemicals aren’t the answer either, so really what is the answer to all of this fat versus sugar debate?
There are a lot of articles on why sugar is bad and there are a lot of articles on why fat is bad. They all have scientific reasoning to back up their answers, but one thing that really stands out to us is that fat is not bad and sugar should definitely have its limits. The problem with a lot of this research is that the conclusion is that they are trying to have you fix one thing. Well, at least when it comes to diet solutions. Think about the diets out there. They all target not eating one specific thing. Not eating one specific thing is not the answer though. It is a combination of a lot of things that you should avoid as well as a lot of possible new things that you should add to your life. Everyone wants a simple solution, but there isn’t one.
Longevity with anything positive in life never comes with a simple solution, but that is okay. Life would be boring if everything’s answer was a quick and simple one.
We are believers in the idea that fat is good, well good fats are good and that sugar should be kept to a minimum. However, that doesn’t mean you should eat fat all of the time. There is still such thing as an access, even if it is of something good. In this case, an access of something good could then lead to a bad result aka your body stores it as fat because it got too much. Here are some basic guidelines we like to follow to keep being fit for life!
- workout 4-6 times a week
- take a rest day or two, if you are feeling up for it make it an active rest day
- fuel your body with protein
- drink lots of water
- minimize sugar and sweets
- minimize your intake of alcohol
- think to fill your plate with veggies first
- supplements like SPRUCE and SUPER POWER are great for fueling us through the day
- life is all about balance
- if you want to indulge a bit, it is okay, just don’t let it happen often
What is your golden rule to follow that keeps you on track?