Thursday, July 21, 2011

Eating Clean

A follower recently confided that her eating habits are sabotaging her fitness goals and asked me what my daily diet looks like.
First of all, thank you for even thinking I might have the "secret" to getting out of our own ways. But I do not. I've blogged before about how I can go on junk-food benders despite the fact that I do indulge when eating well to avoid feelings of deprivation and doing just that. I don't know why, it's a compulsion of mine. If tasty naughty treats are in the home, I will eat it until it's gone. It's short-sighted really. I know eating well makes me feel better in the long run, but sometimes that immediate gratification of demolishing a batch of rich tasting cookies wins. Some things that help though:
a) keeping junk food out of the house and plenty of "clean" things to snack on (I love low-fat string cheese now that I can have dairy again!)
b) planning meals and snacks so that unhealthy impulse snacking is minimal
c) having something green and a protein at every meal
d) checking labels for sugar content; processed foods are notoriously loaded with sugar. Really, the fewer processed foods you eat, the safer you probably are in general

When I'm good, I'm an angel. When I fall of the wagon, I get a concussion and amnesia and it can take weeks for me to get back into good habits. I really rely on working out to keep gain slow during those times.


  1. You had me laughing at the falling off the wagon comment! I fell off a long time ago...I can't even see the wagon anymore! Lol! (Maybe I'll catch the next one that comes by. In the meantime, there's some Cookies n Cream ice cream willing to wait with me!)

  2. thanks for the post!!! I mostly try to keep the junk food out of the house, but it's not quite effective when there are some good sales on cookies and I buy it for the hubby :-) but I'll def be trying the planning meals and snacks...