Why Stress, Worry, and Food Guilt Are Worthless
I don’t know about you guys but man I enjoyed some amazing food this past Christmas, I dug in and didn’t worry one-second about holding back. If I wanted M&M’s I went for it, or anything else for that matter. A while ago, I read this article which describes a study that found that women who admitted to feeling guilty after eating a piece of chocolate cake were more likely to have gained weight than their guiltless counter parts 18 months later. While I know that doesn’t give me an excuse to eat until I feel gross and I’m going to pop because that defeats the purpose, however, it does prove that our relationship with food should always be positive. I eat healthy to fill my body with fuel and nutrients so I feel good and can do all the things I want to be able to do. I eat unhealthy sometimes to fill my soul with good memories and reward for all my healthy efforts. So, after a day like Christmas where the splurges were seemingly endless, how do I get back on track? I started by packing my breakfast and lunch like I do every night before work.
Back on Track Day
For breakfast I tried to avoid extra sugar so I packed a DIY Starbucks Feta Wrap, 2 small cuties, and a pear.
I ate the breakfast wrap and drank the black coffee around 8am. I ended up eating the cuties with lunch and the pear when I got home right before cross fit.
I also had some green juice in the morning, because thats the best way to kick off any day with a healthy start!
For lunch I packed a salad with garbanzo beans, 2T black olives, 2T feta, and 1/4 cup canned beats with a greek yogurt. I ate the carrots on the way home in the car.
I also snacked on 20 pistachios before crossfit.
Wall Balls: 25 with 14lbs, 25 with 10lbs
Ring Rows: As horizontal as I could possibly make myself
Power Snatches: The 35lb bar, an improvement from the training bar I used last time we did snatches.
When I got home I knew it was green smoothie time, with a hint of holiday cheer. I made a mint chocolate protein smoothie and it was DELICIOUS!
– 1/2 cup mint chocolate coconut milk
– 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
– 1.5 cups ice
– 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
– 1 big handful of spinach (2-3 cups)
– 1/4 cup rolled oats
Questions of the evening:
What are your ways you get back on track after holiday splurges?
Whats everyone thinking about for New Years resolutions?
I was kind of thinking about trying to run a race every month in 2014, no matter what the distance. I like it but not sure I am up to all the entrance fees!
Articles of Possible Interest
To Lose Weight, Make Realistic Resolutions (www.bccourier.com)
How To Feed An Army It’s Veggies & Quinoa (www.cbsnews.com)