I am so clever. Just look at that title. I bet you get it–I am going to dive into something about nutrition, but how it is new in some way?
Well, you are just as clever as I am. Good job catching that one!
Let me first say, that I eat relatively healthy. But facts are facts and the fact is that I am not as nutritionally sound as I should be. Who is? We all like to eat. If you are a person who says “I love to eat,” well…like…no shit. Everyone does. If you are a person who says “I don’t really like food or eating,” then you are just not a real person and shouldn’t be allowed to grace this earth with your presence (no offense) because eating is fun. and good. and delicious. And, actually just vital to living.
So now that we got all of that jib-jab out of the way. NEW-trition.
I am making all of these goals for my life and one of the more short-term important goals is to WATCH WHAT I FREAKIN’ EAT. and not in a calorie-counting way. Unless you are drastically overweight, I do not believe in calorie-counting. You should NOT be writing down everything you are eating to lose 10, 20, even 50 lbs. Some people will disagree with me staunchly on this. But my view is that eating is fun, moderation is key, and taking everything you put in your mouth and putting a value on it makes eating NOT fun and takes “moderation is key,” squashes it into obsession and creates mild-anorexia in otherwise non-OCD people. Plus it is the value of the calories that is important, not the number of the calories. so BOOM, BAM, here’s my plan.
More: GREEN stuff, veggies, whole-grain, organic, natural (“whole”) foods
Less: Sugar, alcohol, processed precooked meals, cereal, chips, crackers, PACKAGED FOOD
Let me tell you, I do not eat that poorly. I actually eat rather healthy. However, I do tend to let myself eat whatever I want because I am training for a marathon–waaaayy more than I should. There is no weight gain that I am seeing because of this, but I have a firm belief that eating more whole foods are going to help me train at the next level. You are what you eat, so I am a running gummy worm when I allow myself to emotionally eat them the night before a long run.
So here we go. Time to start making some kale, spinach, strawberry, banana protein shakes!
What are you running fuel foods? Before a run? After a run? Doesn’t have to be running food–how do you stay healthy and fit, food-wise?
Happy Hump Day!