Don't worry, this is not a post in which I tell you what to eat and what not to eat. You're big boys and girls, you do not need my nutritional advice! (Unless you ask for it!) This is just me rambling a little bit about what I eat and don't eat.
A little back story...
This was me. Sooooooo me.
Almost two years ago, I revamped my entire approach to food and what it meant to be strong and fit. No more "lite" or "diet". No more two hours of cardio a day. What did I replace all of this with?
- Lots more protein.
- Lots more strength training.
- Carbs at the right time.
- Less running.
- LOTS of food.
I will admit I was pretty strict at first. I liked to stick to a certain number of calories and a certain number of macros. I would drink protein shakes before bed. For a little while, I ate too little carbs.
Over the past year, I have relaxed a bit. I stopped logging calories (gasp!) and upped my carb intake a bit. I started to eat more of what I craved so I get a more variety now. I still eat a lot of protein, I still view food as fuel. I have just evolved to be a little more lax than I was a year ago. It hasn't affected me negatively yet (physically, mentally, performance wise) so I am going to stick with it!
True Story: I eat healthy most of the time.
True Story: I have treats every day.
**When I say "treats", I don't mean Greek yogurt with honey!**
I do not follow a certain diet. I am not paleo. I am not G-free. I am not low carb or low sugar. (I train hard-my body needs sugar and carbs!) I am lucky that I don't have any allergies. Brussel sprouts make me puhp but they do that to everyone, right?
I'm not into elimination diets, (since I have no medical reason to do so), but I am trying to think whether there is anything that I have absolutely eliminated from my diet....
I can't think of food in which there isn't a single circumstance in which I wouldn't eat it. There are foods I eat very sparingly... like fake sugar or fried foods. So I can't say I don't eat those. I very rarely eat them.
Looking back at this post, I guess the one thing I could never see myself never eating again are Lean Cuisines. Not only are they horrible for you, but they don't even taste good! So I'm on the Lean Cuisine-Free Diet!
Am I forgetting something? Do you think there is something I probably would never, ever dream of touching? Let me know! Because I could be missing something. (I'm not talking about foods in which I simply wouldn't like the taste... I'm talking about things that are bad for you. Like aspartame or black tar heroin.)
Is there anything you have completely eliminated from your diet, no ifs, ands, buts, or special circumstances?