When you are hungry, EAT.
When you aren't hungry, Don't EAT.
Pretty simple.... yet sometimes, the most challenging thing to do.
Conventional Wisdom -- you know the peeps that created the Standard American Diet, and some of the nutrition gurus who insist that you eat six or more meals per day -- dictates that we have multiple meals per day. This wisdom forgets about hunger and being in tune with your body. This wisdom negates the hunger experience.... this wisdom eats a predominantly sugar diet.
(Ok.... you can breath now. Yes, these are the peeps that can be fitness peeps. They promote grains in just about every meal consumed. Grains equal sugar).
I am converting my body back into the fat-burning machine it is supposed to be.
For me this means, NO GRAINS!!
Yes, I said it. Yes, I am an endurance athlete. Yes, I need carbs (and fat) to run, swim and bike.
The truth of the matter-- when I eat grains, I feel sluggish, slow, heavy and bloated. And then I crave more grains (regardless of the quality) b/c my body is like..... ooooooh sugar.
The truth of the matter is I feel better when my carbohydrate sources are fruits and veggies.
It seems I do best on a paleo lifestyle....
meat, fish, fowl, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds.
And it seems I do better when I eat lots of veggies, fruits and add the meats as the garnish.
And it seems I excel when I eat like a warrior.... meaning I eat my heavier meals in the evening.
I keep learning this. And yet, I wander to the stuff that makes me feel yucky. I need to learn from my body.... and leave that stuff alone.
I am commencing a 21-day transformation. In this time period, I am eliminating grains from my diet and life. I am focusing on the fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds.... and using those for my energy. And I am going to experience what my body does, and how it feels.