Everybody knows that sugar is bad for you, that's been well established. We know that it's in pretty much everything that is fun to eat! We also know that it has about seventeen thousand names. It's all well documented and communicated. We tend to have a shitload of excuses that we use to keep the crack in our life. That's not what I'm here to talk about today.
Our war in my opinion is how much we eat. How much we think we should eat, how much we think we need. Seems like we eat often and to much like champs. People seem to do this under the guise of needing to "Refuel" or "Maintain blood sugar". It a load of shit, sorry to break it to you. Feeling hungry is not a reliable indicator of our need. When we overfeed ourselves our body craves food when we don't "NEED" food. Our systems are so used to being consistently fed that when deprived even a little our body says we are hungry.
Unless your at a high caloric output constantly throughout your day the chances are you're eating far too often and to much.
Even beautiful meals of home cooked food with meat vegetables and good fat can be to much. If because your fitness watch says you have 6 million steps around the office I'm sorry but I don't think you need a huge plate of beautiful food nor do you need a recovery drink.
If however you've been hauling wood, running after deer will hiking up a mountain throughout your day, well maybe then you should have three meals that could feed a lumberjack. Or if you are the person who's job it is to cut large blocks of ice to take back to the market to sell to people in order to keep there food fresh that the recently shot with a bow and arrow.... well yes maybe then too
I'm being silly I know. My point is this. Our life styles are not indicative of the amounts of food we consume. Most people are not burning millions of calories in a day and some of us who are burning significant amounts still have enough resources on our bodies to maintain our energy levels.
Why I'm I thinking and writing about this? Because I'm in the fitness and health business. I watch people workout like bad asses and are not able to shed pounds or keep them off. One hour of being a fitness champ per day does not make us in need of large amounts of calories. Since most of us before or after our hour of fitness are not taxing our bodies enough to continue to fuel!
Slow your food roll peeps. Ask yourself why am I eating this much and or this often?