Many people use food as a means of celebration and socialization, as a way to bond with other people through cooking or eating. Some people use food to cure boredom by keeping their hands and mouths busy. Some people use food as a coping mechanism, as a means of handling stress or unpleasant feelings and thoughts.
If you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or even just eat healthier, you have to change the way you use food. To alter the way you use food, you have to first alter the way you think of food.
The food you eat gets converted into energy, and that energy is used to power your body’s daily functions like breathing, walking, and reading. If you consume an excess of energy, your body converts that energy into fat and stores it for use later. If you consume too little energy, your body taps into those fat reserves and converts it into usable energy.
Food is fuel for the body, plain and simple. If you think of food in this manner – instead of as a way to fulfill social or emotional needs – you’ll see amazing results, not just in how you look but also in how you feel.
Now, not all food is created equal. It’s not enough to just lower the amount of calories you consume per day. You must also think of food in terms of the type of energy it will provide.
Your body needs more than just energy to function; your body needs key nutrients to perform all of the many complex chemical processes that must take place for it to function properly. Therefore, the food you eat must be varied in the nutrients it provides so that your body gets what it needs. If you eat foods that have “empty” calories, calories that contain little to no useful nutrients, your body will not perform to the best of its ability. In the simplest terms, good food gives your body good energy, and bad food gives your body bad energy.
Your body is a reflection of what you put in it. If you adopt and live by that mindset, your body will look better, but more importantly you will feel better.
The pros at DuMealz take the guess work out of meal prepping and planning. DuMealz offers healthy, flavorful, portion-controlled meals made from fresh, never frozen meats and produce every week. If you don’t have the time, the skills, or the knowledge to cook the foods that will give you the energy you want, they can help.
All individually portioned meals come labeled with calorie counts and macronutrient information. Most meals are gluten free, and other dietary modifications – such as Paleo, low-carb, and all-organic ingredients – can be made for a small fee.
The price per meal gets cheaper the more meals you purchase, and they offer the convenience of location pick-up or personal delivery. Meals can be ordered online at DuMealz.com or over the phone at 844-DUMEALZ.
Written by: Anna Limoges