For January my focus as been on Food as Fuel… fuel for my body, which, to me means good nutrition to compliment the workouts I am doing and give my body what it needs for optimum health and performance. I believe that the food we eat either contributes to our health or detracts from it. And I believe what I eat should also taste good, and be visually appealing, too.
Do you agree? Or do you eat just to get it over with?
I used to have a friend who ate the same thing EVERY night for dinner because it tasted okay to him and it was easy... Baked potato with butter, BBQ'd beef steak, and green peas. Even if we went out for dinner, he always ordered the same meal. He ate cause he was hungry and for no other reason, so it didn't matter to him what he ate.
But back to me.
I thought I would follow a Whole 30 Paleo Plan for the month, keeping it within the guidelines of the new Weight Watchers Simple Start program, and watching my macro nutrient percentages too. Big goal it was… and I have not followed through 100%. I did stay with it all for the first couple of weeks… but then I enjoyed a couple of chosen indulgences which were not on the Whole 30 approved list. I confess, it was red wine.
But overall, I am happy with the way it has gone. I am not looking to lose any weight, so you may wonder why the Weight Watchers program. Simple Start is comprised of whole, real, nutrient-dense food… fruits, veggies, lean proteins… and, if you eat them, whole grains, and fat free dairy products, along with some ‘treats’. I think it is the best program I have seen from Weight Watchers, by far… no weighing, measuring, tracking, counting… just good wholesome food, and as much as you need to be satisfied. I work out, and I run, and I am active, so I get hungry… and the program supports that, and I eat as needed. Wonderful. Sensible. Healthy. HURRAY!
But I do love to read about nutrition and am always curious as to how what we eat affects our bodies and our health so I have these books out of the library right now.
There are so many different points of view as to what one should eat… and although I certainly don’t follow them all or even agree with them all, (how could you when so many of them contradict each other) I do like to see what is out there.
Do you like to read about nutrition? What is your personal food philosophy?
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