Do you trust your stomach?
Do you trust it to tell you when it’s hungry? Do you trust it to tell you when it’s had enough?
I don’t trust mine one bit.
The root of my distrust likely originated with my nutritional upbringing, which centered around Pop Tarts, Tastykakes, and TV Dinners. Eating from that food pyramid for two solid decades threw my internal hunger pathways for a loop.
Eating from that pyramid for two solid decades also put sweets – specifically cookies and ice cream – all the way at the top of my food chain. Start eating those things, and it’s damn near impossible to stop.
What to do? How do you cope with broken hunger mechanisms and a sweet tooth to boot? Continue Reading
It gets easier. It really does.
When beginning a fitness push, you inevitably sacrifice something. Remember, there is a balance between action pattern sacrifices and physical results. To improve the physical results, you must alter your action patterns.
The sacrifice may be extra time in the gym. It may be less sweets. It may be extra vigilance when out with friends for the second night in a row. It may be extra preparation time in the kitchen. It may be less tv time on behalf of improved sleep. You get the idea.
These sacrifices require initial focus. Initial effort. Initial difficulty.
It’s important to understand that the hardest part of going from 0 to 60 is going from 0 to 1. Going from inertia to forward motion. Continue Reading