Yesterday I posted on this very blog that I had been making gains in my nutritional approach. I mentioned that I was feeling light and lean and satiated. I eluded to having ‘momentum’ in my dietary approach. I mentioned that I can attribute some of this success to ‘cutting out the crap carbs’. About 3 hours after I made that blog post, I was eating lunch during a meeting, and realized that I was eating ‘crap carbs’ for lunch. It was not a ‘nutrient dense’ meal and man! did I feel it later on during the day. The key here is that what I ate yesterday for lunch is not the norm for me anymore; it is the exception. So, my trajectory is on an upward slope to better and better eating. PROBAR has aided in this very much.
I have made several changes to my nutritional strategy and training approach this winter and spring and I feel great. I am light and lean and feeling satiated by what I am consuming. I almost never feel like I used to… cramming anything and everything into the stomach. I feel full and I feel nutritionally complete. Again; I have made several changes; from using Vespa and lowering my ‘crap’ carbohydrate intake, to using First Endurance supplements and finding much success with all of this. PROBAR is another way I have combatted the negatives of my diet. Like most, I am super busy or on the road quite a bit and occasionally I find I am eating as I am heading out the door to my next meeting or event. PROBAR has been a great solution. I have found that eating a bar that is nutrient dense, high in fiber, high in good fats, higher in protein, and primarily natural and rich in raw foods has been a huge help with my day-to-day diet. Again; eating like this, as opposed to constantly putting in pure carbohydrate, has aided greatly in feeling full, being satiated, and feeding my nutritional needs.
Some of you know that I was on the road from February 15 – March 15 during this past ski season. That was a long trip; too long. Looking back on this month of travel that took me all over the continent I see that it was a very successful trip from a health and fitness standpoint. Typically I get on the road, fall out of a solid routine, eat like crap, and scramble to get in my workouts; but this time was different. This time I was focused on getting in a daily run of at least 60 minutes. I was focused on eating healthy dinners and breakfasts, and I was also centered on trying to eat well during the day. I was not always perfect (I did have a couple donuts and a few too many potato chips), but my trajectory was right on. I was consistent with my approach and for the most part did not feel like I always needed to be eating what was in front of me. I was fortunate to have a box of PROBARs with me; and I ate one a day as a snack/small meal replacement. This helped me maintain my fitness and energy, and helped me stay relatively lean despite being in and out of airports and working very hard for most of that month.
I would encourage everyone to take a look at PROBAR as a terrific tasting, healthy option for not only training, but for convenient, ‘on-the-go’ snacking. These bars are the best tasting and are helping me tremendously. I am very thankful to PROBAR for their support.
Live well. Eat well. DC