If only my title was that easy. Time is a critical factor in every golfers life. The effort to balance family, work, golf, and eating healthy (and about 100 other things that vie for your attention) is a monumental challenge sometimes. It is not that we do not want to eat properly, but when we juggle a million things on any given day, something has to give…..or does it? I believe that eating healthy 80% of the time is important to my golf game. The proper nutrition gives me the energy in the last four holes of my round to finish strong and stay focused. However, eating to fuel my game cannot happen once in a while, it is a conscious decision that does take time; in my opinion, I receive 10 times the benefits for every second I dedicate to eating healthy.
My journey to healthy eating started with a wake up call about 10 years ago. I was suddenly faced with a health scare and I needed to make changes immediately. So, I focused my efforts on putting positive things in my body and it has paid off in spades. As I ate more real foods (cut out packaged foods as much as possible) I found that I had more energy and felt better than I had in years. This physical change resulted in an improvement in my golf game.
Because I changed my eating habits, I was able to focus longer during challenging golf situations, walk the course with ease, feel stronger down the stretch, and swing my clubs without effort for the entire round. Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken wings, sausages, fries as much as any golfer (and I do indulge from time to time), but I found that eating these types of foods actually drained my energy. This in turn had a detrimental affect on my golf game. So, eating well is definitely a must for me on many levels.
Fast forward to today; I have been on sick leave for 2 years (you can read my About Me page if you are interested) I was offered a medical release from the Canadian Military last October. Interestingly, my wife decided it was time to start working again and after much research decided to become an Epicure Consultant.
Epicure, as I found out, is a Canadian based company that also operates in the United States of America. As my wife educated me she explained that “At Epicure, we are a community that unites and inspires each other to rally around healthy eating. Epicure is dedicated to sharing delicious meal solutions that use only real, whole ingredients you can trust, while never ever compromising on taste.”
Additionally, what really caught my attention (I am always a few steps behind my darling wife) is the impressive ingredients that fit my focus of eating healthy:
Our products are triple tested to ensure they are 100% gluten free. Epicure is a peanut-free facility. We are sugar and sodium conscious. Many products are Kosher Check certified.
Over 85% of our products are Non-GMO Project Verified and the list is still growing! Epicure globally sources only non-irradiated ingredients.
You won’t find things like high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, artificial colours, and gluten in any of our products. Our recipes utilize whole, real foods, not processed alternatives, and many products are low or no-sodium.
This year, my time was stretched between golfing, increased domestic chores and working around the yard. I found it challenging to keep eating healthy in order to accomplish my “to do” list. This is where my wife’s new business came to the rescue. Epicure meal solutions (and the desserts all ready in 20 minutes or less) helped me save time and stay on my good path of eating healthy. Their “Good Food Real Fast™” is definitely spot on.
Eating healthy and staying fit are important for my golf game. I have found that when I stay on track I am able to finish strong on most days. I have ruined many a round of golf by running out of steam, but less now that I continue to eat healthy. I will be ready for my 2021 golf season by continuing to eat well and Epicure will facilitate my success.
If you are interested in more information on Epicure, drop by my wife’s e-commerce page. Just click on her picture and contact the consultant link. I think you will happy you did:
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!