Two hours of an intense workout can be ruined by a twenty minute junk food feast. This might sound unfair but when you consider we are eating almost 21 times per week (maybe more) and only working out about 3-5 times a week, it shows that overall improvement of weight and body composition is based on 80-85% diet and 15-20% exercise.
Kevin Curry came to this realization years ago as he recollects “I think we’ve all been there. My “ah-ha” moment happened when I saw a photo of myself on my friend’s Facebook page. My initial reaction was a mixture of denial, surprise and quite truthfully, a little shame for letting myself go as much as I had. I was overweight and felt sluggish, and to compound the issue, my physician told me my blood pressure was steadily rising. So, I did what most people try to do— I started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. I was wrong. There was not enough cardio or weights in the world that could get this fat off my back. I realized that if I was going to accomplish my fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet complemented by hard work in the gym.” This led him to start the Fit (Wo)Men Cook movement.
Exercise impacts what our body does with the food we eat. For example, our body won’t use the protein we consume to feed our muscles for growth if those muscles are not being exercised; there needs to be a need for a feed! If you want to make any significant weight or body composition changes, diet and exercise must be taken seriously. Quality and quantity matter.
Explore any tips or guides that help you achieve a personal balance between food and exercise. The best guide will be Chef Kevin Curry himself, and he will be available to cook, exercise and teach at the second edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair on the 30th of April and 1st of May.
Chef Curry, who will be handling a Master-Class at the Fair on Monday, the 1st of May by 4:15pm, will be drawing guidelines from his inspiring life journey of being obese and unhealthy at one time to being fit and healthy. Join him.