I’ve received my share of private messages and e-mails from friends and family asking how to drop weight. I ask what they’re eating and inevitably, I’ll get the sales pitch that they actually eat pretty good. Sure there’s the occasional cupcake here and there but they certainly don’t eat this…
…or absolutely not this!
Ok, first off, remember that time I asked what you ARE eating? I don’t care about what you say you aren’t (even though I know you’re lying.) After telling them to eat normal for a week and log their food, they come back with a list of about 800 calories a day full of veggies, fruit, and salad and a perplexed look on their face as to why they dropped weight this week even though this is how they always eat. When I remind them to eat NORMALLY, ya know, how you usually eat without lying to me their face floods with relief that they don’t have to starve themselves another week.
The second week looks a little more normal (but I know you guys still aren’t telling me about the sweets) and is the most telling. You ARE eating too many carbs (oatmeal, an english muffin, and a banana is a useless breakfast. Stop that.) Your “breakfast” smoothie full of fruit and spinach (yuck) doesn’t sustain you until 3pm? I’m stunned.
If you want to tell me what you AREN’T eating, start with enough protein. Duh. Calories/Carbs/Sugar are sneaky little f*ckers. Pay attention. If you find yourself getting (or staying) fluffier than you should be, track it. Pay attention to what’s going in, not the stuff you’re consciously passing on.
Here’s a little blurb on why women shouldn’t run. It’s a simple read and says women shouldn’t run so I’m all for it. Heh.
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