Food is one thing all people have in common…let me re-phrase that…EATING food is one thing we all have in common…and the similarities seem to end right there.
It’s very hard to find two people who eat exactly the same diet. These are all the factors that make up your diet:
1. # of Meal per day (meals, snacks…feedings whatever)
3. Alcohol or not
4. Cooking style and habits
5. Food selection (limitless combinations of food)
6. Time of each feeding
7. Location (country, city, region)
8. Social events
9. The company you choose to eat with
10. How Much Food You Eat
As you can see there are many factors that go into your daily eating pattern and it’s impossible for a nutrition ‘expert’ to tell you how to structure all of this.
One of the major shortcomings in most popular diets is a set of unrealistic rules that usually ask you to control all of these variables (and probably more that I haven’t listed)
It is simply impossible for most people to change all of these things, and you shouldn’t have to. It is entirely possible for you to lose weight and reach your body shaping goals without radically changing this entire list, except for item #10.
In fact, #10 is the only one you’ll ever have to pay attention to for weight loss. And for muscle building you don’t have to pay attention to any of them.
This is why I find it odd that people are so curious as to what other people are eating. I’ve had many people ask me what I eat. And the answer is pretty boring. There just isn’t any magic to food…it’s just food. It tastes great, it’s great to share with friends and family at social events…but after that, there isn’t much it can ‘do’ for you.
Just remember it’s not what everyone else is eating that matters, it only matters what you are eating and if you’re happy with it.
In the spirit of the title of this post I will throw it out there….”What are you eating?” Please answer in the comment section, and be honest.
Last night I had 12 chicken wings with half bbq/half suicide sauce, after that a friend of mine brought over some home made pizza (awesome) and I had a few slices of that (mini slices)…I had a hot chocolate and italian wedding soup as well (for lunch)…this morning I’ve had a coffee with milk and sugar and 4 sprinkled timebits (so effin’ good)