I have tried. I have tried many times, and have failed miserably each time. I like to eat. I’m just weird that way. I like to eat and I’m not ashamed to say it.
The issue I have with so called “nutrition plans” is that I am a simple guy. The plans I have seen require that you calculate more equations than a physicist trying to define string theory!
- How many carbs did you have?
- Were they good carbs or bad carbs?
- How many good carbs versus bad carbs?
- Did you exercise today?
- How many steps did you take?
- How fast were you stepping?
- How much protein is in that salad?
- Did you have cheese on that salad?
- Thank you for posting the picture of the salad. Is that BACON I see on your salad?
- Did you eat it?
- Did you eat ALL of it?
- Did it make you feel dirty?
- How dirty?
- What were you wearing?
You see how these things can degrade into something other than helpful.
As I said, I am a simple guy, and I like simple food. I eat salad. No onions, peppers, or dressing. I like cheeseburgers without condiments or vegetables added. The only condiment I use with any regularity is black pepper. I like rice, most beans, lentils, barley, beef, most pork, chicken, and some fish. I am from the Southern United States and, yes, buttery grits, eggs and bacon with biscuits are staples. I don’t mind oatmeal though.
The difficulty I have with changing my eating habits is everyone has a different plan and they are all “easy” (like hemorrhoids) and want me to STOP eating most of the things I like and START eating things I wouldn’t feed a pig. Let me be very blunt: If I don’t like it, I will NOT be putting it in my mouth! End of story.
Why can’t someone come up with an eating plan that actually takes inventory of what I like to eat, and make a plan from that list? Is that REALLY so hard?
Cookie-cutter eating plans do NOT work for me and the Energizer Bunny types who push their plans or “Eating Systems” annoy me enough to want to see them fall into a hole liked with barbed wire!
Keep it simple or shut up!
Rant over for now.