Common Dietary Questions about Eating Clean To Get Lean
find you inspirational. You really look great, your hard work sure
does pay off. I don't have as much of a problem exercising as I
do eating 'clean'. The more I think about nutrition, the more I
crave ice cream, and I will go out and get some. I'm sure you know
the feeling of disgust after pigging out, but I guess that is what
happens when we deprive ourselves of certain foods; we want them
When I look at pictures of women like you, I have a hard time believing
I myself could look that good. I feel like unless I ate things like
lettuce and chicken 6 times a day, I wouldn't be able to get there.
I am going to keep working hard and try to not let it take over
my entire life.
I know that technically, I am in my normal weight group and I am
very healthy. When I tell people about how I try to eat better,
they just say things like, "Why? You're skinny enough as it
is", or "Oh shut up, have some ice cream". It's hard
to hear things like that because most people have a hard time agreeing
with you that you shouldn't eat ice cream at 120 pounds. But I figured
that someone like you would know what I mean.
What is more important, diet or exercise? Can I still reach my
goal in 3-6 months just by continuing what I am doing now workout
wise (with the occasional brownie batter bowl of ice cream)?
Thanks again for taking the time to respond, it's nice to know
that I am not alone and that someone has once been in my shoes!
To reach your fitness goals, diet accounts for about 80 % of our
results. Yes, you can have the odd treat here and there but know
that it will set your goal date back that much further. Try to watch
your portion sizes, since there will always be another treat time...plus
the smaller portion sizes will help to keep your metabolism sped
up, so that your body burns calories more efficiently.
It sounds like your friends are having a hard enough time watching
what they put into their mouths, let alone yours. When they comment,
simply let them know that you are fine for treats. They don't need
to know that you are working towards a goal, as this will get them
going even more with comments that may sway you off your path.
Plan ahead and have other treats when you are out, such as a yummy
detour protein bar! These are the tastiest bars out there and are
healthier then what your buddies may be asking you to eat. Be creative,
plan ahead and most importantly, be mentally strong. No one should
ever stand between you and your goals.
Fill your day with other activities, rather then watching TV and
sitting around. The busy you are, the less your mind will be thinking
about food, and the more calories you will burn. Going for a walk
to a park, and taking 30 min to read may be a welcome change of
pace also. Make time for you, and know there is more to life then
over the kitchen counter.
Know that there will be a day, by being dedicated when you are seeing
the body on you that you want. Yes, you may be 120 and that's wonderful
but I know that you would like to firm everything up and look more
fit then you are now. Sculpting your body takes time....and once
you have reached it, there comes maintenance but by this point,
working out and eating clean will be normal for most importantly
comfortable for you.
I am with you in spirit.
Are you living your day as you would like? Life is not about
how many breaths you take but how many moments take your breath
By Fawnia Mondey