Amongst everyone cutting, bulking, recomping, counting macros, cutting out food groups, and doing keto/paleo/etc it can feel pretty radical to say "I eat everything". Amongst everyone talking about weight, Wilkes, body fat, and bikini season it sometimes feels outrageous to say "I don't care, I just want to lift and improve". Amongst everyone either hating their bodies or loudly proclaiming they love literally everything about their bodies it seems odd to be neutral and say "Eh it's just a body, let's talk about something else". Of course there's more to it than that! Today I'll talk about my attitude towards food - I was going to talk about all three but IG cut me off.
While I do eat literally anything I want whenever I want it (yes, seriously!), most of my diet is protein and plants. I eat a LOT, to the extent that other peoples' FDOE videos confuse me, and I wonder what they forgot to include. I refuse to demonize any food, which leads to me just eat what I like and what makes me feel good. That is primarily meat, whey, eggs, yogurt, nuts/nut butter, fruits, veggies, lentils/beans, couscous, oats, and potatoes but it ALSO includes pizza, mozzarella sticks, ice cream, donuts, bagels, bread, diet soda, and chocolate when I feel like it.
This sounds radical to many people that have restricted for a long time. They say "Yeah right, if I ate pizza every time I wanted it I would have it for every meal." And sure you would *at first* until you got over it, until it was no longer a restricted food. Suddenly things aren't so appealing when you can have them as often as you want. And this is coming from someone that was SO ridiculously food-focused before!
Your body is shockingly good at self-regulating when your mind isn't getting in your way. If you're more interested in this concept I recommend checking out @thefuckitdiet - In fall 2018 I did something similar and it was so incredibly mind-opening for me, and completely changed how I view food, cravings, hunger, and diet culture! Now I eat intuitively without labeling food as good or bad, healthy or unhealthy.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to make some dinner! 🍽 - 6 minutes ago