"I eat pretty well" - Said by a lot of people
Your nutrition can be treated objectively, factually, subjectively and emotionally (and all at the same time). The more we deal in numbers and facts the more we can shift to the objective and realistic side. When we are vague and rely on how we are feeling, that is where we can lead down a slippery emotional roller coaster state of mind.
Nutrition is a crazy thing. On the factual side we need to eat to live. We expend energy everyday. We must consume calories for that energy. The problem we run into is a lot of us get involved with the emotional side instead of focusing on the fact that food is fuel. Food can give us a direct feeling and depending on how your day or your life is going that can be a very good or very bad thing (usually bad). Think about it...
How many times have we gotten upset and grabbed a chocolate bar?
Or let ourselves off the hook with a "cheat day" consuming foods that we wouldn't even want?
Or how many times have we gone out to eat and known to just say " no bun" but instead say "Aww screw it! Keep the bun and add fries"?
It is easy too forgot those times we cheat.
I was having a conversation with a few CrossFit 818'ers last week and the topic was how much of your success is determined by your nutrition?
I have heard that a great rule of thumb is to adhere to the 80/20 rule. If you are behaving with the Paleo lifestyle 80% of the time you can achieve continuous results.
So what would it really take for you to eat 80% Paleo for the 2013 year?
Here are some examples: (Assuming you ate a Paleo meal consisting of a good source of protein, veggie and fat in a meal.)
-You would need to eat 3 Paleo (with no cheats) each day for 292 days this year.
-Or you would need to eat 876 Paleo meals per year.
-Or you would need to eat 16.8 out of 21 meals per week.
I can keep breaking it down as much as you need but the idea is the more you use numbers and facts the more you can guide your success.
What % of Paleo eating are you at currently?
What sounds more appealing? 292 days? 876 meals? Or 16.8 out of 21 meals? Why?
What are some ideas, tips or tricks you can do to get yourself to that 80% level?
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50 calorie row
Pull-ups (C2B) *Chest to Bar*
50 calorie row
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