I am what I eat…or don’t eat
I received an email pointing out that I don’t write much about my nutrition on my blog. Â The email asked me for my thoughts on my improved body composition. How improved?
Here is my response to the email:
My diet is simple and has a few successful guidelines beyond my standard “everything in moderation”:
1) Eat real food preferably organic
2) Quality protein at most meals
3) A decent amount of fat in the form of olive oil, eggs, avocados and mixed nuts
4) Avoid sugar
5) Minimal alcohol
The biggest thing that has helped me this year is we have started eating big salads at night for dinner with some protein in them. We love it and it makes me feel great.
We rarely eat out because it is hard to know what is in the food beyond lots of calories. Plus I love to cook.
I started this path by keeping a food log of everything I was eating. It was very illuminating. Â It also doesn’t hurt that I embrace Gordo’s concept of “no zeros.” Â I am active every day for at least an hour. This could be training, walking, hiking etc.
I am officially in the best shape of my life. Â I feel great and am excited to continue my path in living the healthiest life possible.