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Abs are Made in the Kitchen

Where is the kitchen? Oh, it’s that room with a refrigerator, a microwave and a pantry full of C.R.A.P. (caffeine, refined sugars, alcohol and processed foods). Since nobody seems to have time to cook anymore, most of us only use the kitchen to store processed foods and heat them up in a nutrient killing microwave. Not that any of your boxed, canned or packaged “foods” have many nutrients in them to begin with. If that isn’t damaging enough to your health and midsection, as a society we are eating out more than ever! I can go on and on about the negative aspects of eating out, but let’s just say for the majority it is a no win situation.

IMG_1641 copyThere is nothing wrong with having aesthetic goals like a flat stomach or six-pack abs, but the midsection is more important than that to your overall health. Stomach fat is a big problem for your internal organs. The bottom line is people with less stomach adipose tissue (aka fat) are generally healthier people and consume less medication.

Physical exercise is obviously important for all of us. As a society we are sitting too much and moving too little. But all the exercise in the world isn’t going to chisel your midsection unless it’s coupled with healthy, nutritious eating habits. There are countless diet books, ideas and fads that exist. I understand this whole process can be very confusing, but I’m going to simplify it for you right now.

1)    Hit the grocery store twice a week and purchase items of your choice, mostly from the store perimeter (fresh foods) and keep the aisle crap to a minimum.

2)    Consume the vast majority of your daily food from your own kitchen. When you are on the go, pack up a Tupperware or two.

Is that simple enough? Let’s stop overcomplicating eating.” If you couldn’t eat it 500 years ago, don’t eat it today”. This is also a very budget friendly way to take your health back. You can make eggs at home for .10 cents each. Compare that to your favorite breakfast place. You also have total control over what goes on those eggs. Most restaurants use excessive salt, sugar and oils, not to mention questionable sanitary conditions. If time is still an issue, learn to make your health a priority!

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