I had many requests to touch on ‘finding balance’ between eating healthy and becoming obsessive, and how did I find it. And honestly, I’m not sure how to answer as I’m still looking for balance everyday. Balance between healthy and obsessive eating, balance between sleeping and being lazy, balance between working and living my work.
I guess my advice would be to experiment. Use yourself as a guinea pig. If you think you’re obsessive, you probably are. I knew I questioned if I was, so I took a whole week off guilt free. Didn’t deny myself anything I had a craving for. And after a week my body actually craved a salad or anything green and good for me.
Now a days I eat healthy and if I want a cookie, I eat a cookie. I know that to achieve my goals I need to stay focused on my nutrition. I also know that I’ll have a better quality of life and a longer one if eat right. I also don’t deny myself foods that I crave. For me if I deny a craving I eat 1,000 times more of everything else because what I do it doesn’t satisfy my craving.
So I try to eat a protein, fat, carb at each meal. Sometimes I snack, sometimes I don’t. I try to listen to my body. If I sit down to eat my normal breakfast and I can’t finish, I dont force it down. I also don’t stop myself from eating more if I finish it and am still hungry. If you listen to your body, it’ll tell you what you need when you need it.
My Typical Day:
5:00am Breakfast – 4 eggs, 8 strips of turkey bacon, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 15 almonds, 12oz coffee
7:00am – BCAA from AtLargeNutrition
8:00am – Opticen from AtLargeNutrition
12:30pm Lunch – 6 oz chicken, 2 green peppers, 15 almonds
4:00pm Snack – 2 oz turkey jerky, 1/2 cup dried fruit & nuts
8:00pm – 6oz chicken, 2 cups broccoli, 15 almonds