I hate to admit it, but it's true. How you eat translates to how you feel. I'll put it this way: last Wednesday I ran 8.6 miles quite easily, I did a maintenance run of 6 miles on Friday...effortless. Then the weekend happened. I ate so much crap...fast food, wings, pizza...you name it. I wanted to try to run 9 miles Monday...HA. I ran about 5.5 and felt as if I was going to die the whole time. Food matters. Eating well makes you feel well, fuels your work outs, brightens your skin, and improves your overall being.
During the week I attempt to eat healthy. When I shop I buy a ton of fruits and veggies (my roommate joked that she always knew I went to the store because the kitchen looks like a farmer's market), organic chicken, whole wheat pastas/grains, and quick snacks like string cheese, almonds, hummus, etc. The only beverages I consume are coffee, water, and beer (Mostly water ;] ). I love Wegman's; their products are The-Bomb.Com and their store brand stuff is super inexpensive. What you buy is what you eat: shop healthy--eat healthy. As much as I'd like to live on cheese and bread for the rest of my life--because, let's face it, there are a million combos of cheese and some form of bread and they're all damn delicious--I know for my current and future health I have to balance my diet. Who knew, balancing it can be quite delicious!
The Sleek Scientist; Brain Food