As a couple, we perfectly understand the excitement and enthusiasm we encounter among other couples who have just started their wonderful journeys together on their roads to health and fitness. Their excitement has been spurred from the positive sensations they begin to experience together while learning new things together.
One of the most exciting things that couples can and should be doing together is spending time with one another in the kitchen.
Now the coin has been tossed a little higher this time. Now the newly vitalized couple is not just cooking together but they’re conjuring new healthy eating plans for him and her, all based on their own, enthusiastic reading and research which, on many an occasion, they did together. Part of this enjoyable phase of research entailed visiting organic produce markets out and away from the busy hustle and bustle of their urban environments.
Home is where the heart is. We say this truly because we know it. We know this because we’ve experienced it. The heart is healthy and it’s still true that the way to a man’s heart is still through his stomach. Just ask Steve. But as Sue will tell you, there is nothing sexier than watching a man prepare mouthwateringly and nourishing meals for the one he loves. We’ve felt this and we’ve listened to other couples excitingly tell us how turning over a new green leaf has led them to falling in love all over again.
These couples and we have struck up formidable health partnerships that are destined to last a lifetime, although it must be said that being healthy in body and mind does encourage us to adopt a rational and pragmatic approach to life in which case we take nothing for granted. Over and above the euphoria of being healthy is the reality that our bodies and minds will age. But, having been together for a number of years now, we’ve also become quite used to the approaches to life that needs to inform us when adjusting our own exercise regimes and healthy eating plans.
The best way for us to introduce you to preparing and organizing yourself for a lifetime of healthy eating habits and experiences is to, part of the way; demonstrate what we’ve been doing in recent times. For instance, most of the food in our stores is tailored around what we’ll be doing in our active lives and during our training regimes during the week. For instance, if we need to go to the gym tomorrow morning for our twice-weekly weight training sessions, our diet will be focused on protein enrichment by way of our favorite meat dishes, usually made up of lean (red) meat, fish and poultry.
This short demonstration here also shows how we focus on using different food groups which carry specific benefits for our bodies. For example, our fish intake ensures that we get our necessary dose of essential omega three fatty acids, a complex compound of necessary ingredients that the human body quite miraculously cannot produce. Unfortunately, we also have to limit our intake of fish due to the fact that worldwide, fish stocks are quite scarce and in some cases, due to high pollution levels in the sea, fish now has high mercury content.
It’s a little easier to manage our poultry intake. We simply discard the bird’s exterior lining of fat and only use the white meat portions. This meat is also quite versatile and offers you a great bit of variety. You can use the meat to cook up a healthy stir fry using olive oil, peanut oil, or your favorite healthy oils, always low in unsaturated fats, with greens all rich in antioxidants. You can also use the meat to produce colorful salads, combining some of your favorite organic vegetables and always using something different to keep up the variety and to keep your healthy cooking lives as interesting as possible.
What’s also quite interesting for us and has turned out to be quite a lot of fun for us are the creative experiences of making our own smoothies. This, as has turned out through experience, has become quite an important part of our training requirements. It’s not unusual for us to be packing in a powerful smoothie or two for our weight training incursions or our weekend hiking trips. And a day or two before our big marathon, we get to enjoy our tasty feasting treats because as a couple we’ve always enjoyed our carbo-loading pasta feasts.
Now, where overall male and female health and fitness is concerned, it’s also important to remember to never overindulge. Never get carried away with your favorite meals, whether it’s whole wheat pasta salads or spiced up stir fries. Never eat too much and, in fact, make just enough for two reasonably-sized portions. Wow, we’ve had so much fun chatting to you about healthy eating inspirations; we’ve ourselves up getting into another frenzy of hunger pangs.
That’s the thing about healthy, active lifestyles. Healthy appetites are always being worked up somehow or another.