The average North American consumes an average of only 15 different foods....15!! I can list 15 different types of vegetables alone, and most peoples whole diet is only complied of 15 different foods.
What does this mean? It means a few things.
Firstly; it means that people are creatures of habit and can't eat outside their comfort zone.
Secondly; it means that people are really limiting the types of nutrients they are being exposed too, and potentially causing deficiencies.
What's the deal here? Are we scared? Can we not think outside the chicken and salad box? Is it that we just don't know what else is out there?
I shop in a variety of different grocery stores, as I can't find one place that has everything I want. So I can understand that if you like a particular store that is close to where you live and they don't stock a huge variety of products then you just buy what they have.
But let's get adventurous people! Think about it, if you are eating only broccoli, string beans, some on...
Isn't that the same thing you ask?? To which I'll answer... NO!
Last summer I trained to get fit... what does that mean? To me it meant training my body to endure prolonged physical activity at a high level... ie to not finish the race in last place.
This summer I trained to get into shape... like actual physical shape, I wanted to change the physical shape of my body. Once I was in "shape" though I couldn't do all the things that I was able to do the previous year, such as swim, bike and run. I wasn't able to do as many chins ups, I wasn't able to deadlift the weight I could typically lift and I wasn't able to run up the stairs in my typical spry fashion. I was definitely not fit.
My body was just for show, not for function.
I wanted to take some time to address this topic as many women get very down on themselves for not being what they think is thin, or having abdominal definition or for not being a certain size.... like that actually matters... it doe...