I oftentimes overhear friends and strangers talking about exercise in terms of number of calories burned. The thought being: you must have sweated off hundreds of calories during your boxing class, so it’s totally okay to indulge in a slice of chocolate cake when you get home—right? Not quite.
Before refrigerators, there was salting, spicing, smoking, pickling, and drying. Foods like milk and butter, were preserved and stored in cellars, wells, and cold streams. Meats were dried or smoked. Fruits and vegetables were pickled or fermented. Fast forward a few centuries to World War II: convenience foods and a burgeoning way of preserving (what we now know as processedÅ foods) gained popularity, as the military discovered inventive ways of feeding fighting soldiers.
Sometimes we can be found hovering over our laptop, chomping salad while finishing a proposal, or eating with a fork in one hand and a cell phone in the other. In a culture where it’s easy to stay plugged into work and social media 24/7, it’s easy to devour meals ravenously and swiftly without blinking an eye. While keeping up with work and current events is important, it doesn’t have to be at the expense of your health. If you often feel distracted and can’t remember the last time you sat down and truly savoured a meal, it may be time to hone and and focus on being intentionally present.
We often hear the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen” and this is very true. The struggle to gain visible abdominal muscles and maintain them, they all come from what we are eating and drinking. For some of us we are designed with flat stomachs no matter what we eat, but many of us struggle to get the defined washboard abs look. With so much information on the web, I wanted to provide quick diet guidelines to follow to get your dream abs! Along with our abs exercise guide and this food guide you can reach those goals.