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Ironman Part 8: You are what you eat

Hey there! Here’s the eighth in our series of guest post from Lance Rogerson, who has partnered up with us for his Ironman training. Read on for this week’s update.
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Happy September di’lishiNATION!  I hope that this month finds you doing well and brings you some milder days to motivate you to get out there even more to get active.  We’ve talked a lot about being active, so I thought it would be appropriate to cover another very major component of a healthy lifestyle, nutrition.

Let me say up front, I’m no nutrition expert – not by a long shot.  However, I do understand the importance of eating healthy and how it helps to fuel your body for everything you want to do.  You cannot keep being active if you aren’t fueling your body properly.  I had a good reminder of that this past Saturday.  I went out for a long ride with a buddy of mine.  We managed 68 miles at a 17.5mph pace.  Which is better than where I hoped to be at this point.  However, towards the end of the ride I was struggling.  I had rushed out the door early Saturday morning and didn’t make sure to have the proper things with me that would help me keep my nutrition on track.  My legs could have gone further that day but the rest of my body was saying no.  I knew I had to get home and refuel.  First thing I grabbed when I walked in the door was some di’lishi Greek fro-yo.  And man was it ever refreshing after that ride!

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The same goes for something like weight lifting.  Nutrition is vital.  When you are lifting weights you are essentially tearing down your muscles. You need protein to help rebuild them, so you continue to get stronger.  You can get protein from lots of different sources: protein shakes, meat, peanuts, Greek fro-yo, etc.  A ½ cup of di’lishi’s amazing Greek fro-yo has 7 grams of protein and is only 90 calories.  It’s the perfect post workout snack!  Eating lots of lean protein like turkey or fish and getting good carbs from eating lots of vegetables will do wonders for your workout routine – whatever it may be.

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that whether or not you are currently in some type of workout routine, nutrition is important.  You don’t have to be an expert to find the good stuff.  Use what you’ve been taught your whole life-lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and try to shy away from the overly processed foods.  And don’t forget to treat yourself every once in a while.  My favorite fro-yo treat is di’lishi’s chocolate chip cookie flavor.  And at only 120 calories per ½ cup it’s a treat I can feel good about!

Until next time di’lishiNATION, keep fueling your bodies with lots of good stuff and get out there and encourage others to get active!