‘DON’T YOU MISS FOOD?!’
I get this asked a lot. Not only on Tumblr, in my daily life.
“Why are you so strict?”
“Live a little!”
“Ew, I could never eat the way you do.”
A lot of people assume I live off plain grilled chicken and lettuce. UM NO BITCH.
Yes, I eat “healthy” compared to the how 80% of the population of US eats, but by no means do I restrict myself…”restrict myself to unhappiness” is what I call it. If I restrict too much, I become an unhappy person. Unhappy and unhealthy.
I’m not competing in anything, I’m not a model, I’m not going to be in a lifting competition…I’m me. Eating and working out how I want.
“But why do you stay so lean??”
I don’t understand this question…mainly because I don’t feel that I’m SUPER lean to the point it’s unhealthy. I eat. a lot. Just because I don’t eat chips and cookies everyday doesn’t mean I’m restricting?
(Maybe TMI, I get a check up every 3 months, I still get my period and everything is functioning great on the inside, so I make sure I’m healthy inside and out)
It’s also really annoying because I see guys that are ripped up and no one questions them “Hey brah, why are you so lean? Are you competing??”
Why is it acceptable for a guy to have a six-pac all year round, but if a girl has a shadow of any abdominle muscle or any muscle really,
“OMG YOU MUST WORK OUT ALL DAY AND EAT AIR!!!!
And no, it’s not genetics. No one in my family is naturally lean lol.
I LOVE ALL FOOD. I love junk food, I won’t even lie. I would rather eat at Taco Bell than eat grilled chicken. Give me a donut, you can have the protein shake. I’m not going to sit here and act like I’m such health freak goddess and that I think sugar is disgusting. Because I love sugar, bread and fat. I always will.
BUT just because I love it doesn’t mean I need it everyday. I don’t like the way I feel after eating junk food after a while. It also affect my workouts. Sometimes a cheat day will help give a boost of energy but if I eat it like that constantly I become a sloth and you’ll find me drooling in the squat rack from a sugar crash.
I also eat the way I eat to keep myself from going out of control. I literally have an endless pit of a stomach. I can out-eat anyone without feeling nauseous. That’s why I never considered myself a “binge eater” because even after eating a box of cookies, ten tacos from Taco Bell, and some pizza, I would still be a 5/10 on the hunger scale. No joke. I have finished a jar of peanut butter in a day. A DAY.
I would never be on that brink of feeling overly stuffed. It’s still a super unhealthy habit. (If anyone wants to challenge me to an eating contest, in particular with a pizza eating contest, you know where to find me)
I allow myself a cheat day so I can fulfill these cravings I have of all my favorite foods. It gives me a peace of mind. I have gone without cheat days, and I’m ok.
I have gone days where I add chocolate chips to my oatmeal in the morning, because why not?? It tastes good! No need to beat myself up over a few chocolate chips.
I choose to eat the way I eat because I LIKE it. I love eating meat (duh), I love eggs, I love fruits and vegetables and nuts. Dairy is out of the question…I wish I could still eat Greek yogurt but it started really hurting my stomach a few months ago :(. I don’t eat bread because I don’t really like it….unless its pizza or a sugary pastry ;)
I want to get stronger and I like having my muscles. Just because I don’t stuff my face with all the bread products I come across everyday I’m still making progress. My lifts are going up, I’m growing in inches (that what she said). I do what I love, and I eat what I love.
This was a random rant. And now I’m hungry after all this talk of food. Typical.