What’s Easier for you: Food or Fitness?

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When it comes to food, I’ve got issues. I’ve been running from the image of a fat girl shoveling food into her mouth since I was eight. I never wanted to be seen eating too much food.

This meant as a teen I ordered fries and a milk shake because it was visually less food than a burger/fries. Though I know now that I’d be better off with the burger than the sugary milkshake.

I’m not in high school anymore, but old habits are hard to break.

When I first started working with my nutrition coach, she had me eating so much food and I was terrified. It was so hard for me to accept that it was better for me to eat large quantities of clean/unprocesed foods than to eat tiny portions of lean cuisine… then I lost 10 pounds in two weeks and I was like, oh… okay!

I’ve spent my entire life hearing that eating is what’s making me fat, which makes it almost impossible to imagine that food is what I need to get my weight and/or health under control, even though I see it happening. Truth be told, I can workout for 7 straight days and lose 2-3 pounds… or I can eat clean for 7 straight days and lose 4-6 pounds.

Fitness is always the easier choice for me, but getting my food under control is always the right choice.

What’s easier for you? Food or Fitness?

Here’s a nutrition lesson + recipe from the #PSPfit Nutrition coach, Abra (Recipe Below).

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1 can organic black beans, well rinsed

1 small bell pepper, chopped
1/4 jalapeno, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
handful of chopped parsley
1/2 avocado, diced
olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper

Another version of the recipe can be found here 

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  • JamesFElcher

    When I first started working with my nutrition coach, she had me eating so much food and I was terrified. It was so hard for me to accept that it was better for me to eat large quantities of clean/unprocesed foods than to eat tiny portions of lean cuisine… then I lost 10 pounds in two weeks and I was like, oh… okay! http://num.to/83-49-20-85-51-50

  • Tikeetha Thomas

    Right now, fitness, but your point has me rethinking this. It’s hard to change and all you hear is the gym is where you need to be. It’s the processed foods that are packing on the pounds. Wow! Great post. I’m a believer.

    • thebiggirlblog

      Its SUCH a hard balance, and the gym is important but shifting the way I eat is my new foundation for this journey

  • Tikeetha Thomas

    Right now, fitness, but your point has me rethinking this. It’s hard to change and all you hear is the gym is where you need to be. It’s the processed foods that are packing on the pounds. Wow! Great post. I’m a believer.

    • thebiggirlblog

      Its SUCH a hard balance, and the gym is important but shifting the way I eat is my new foundation for this journey

  • GlitteryGlossy

    Believe it or not, with every move that I make Fitness is becoming easier and easier for me. It’s really hard not to eat my feelings, but I’m trying.

    • thebiggirlblog

      That makes sense… a gym schedule has always been easier for me to keep than consistent supportive food choices… we’ll get there though!

  • GlitteryGlossy

    Believe it or not, with every move that I make Fitness is becoming easier and easier for me. It’s really hard not to eat my feelings, but I’m trying.

    • thebiggirlblog

      That makes sense… a gym schedule has always been easier for me to keep than consistent supportive food choices… we’ll get there though!

  • Anita D.

    Fitness is something I want to make part of my life for long… unsuccessfully. I am not giving up, as spring comes I go out and try to get back to my speedy walks… but somehow, sooner or later a lazy weekend or an unexpected journey (or an error on my monitoring app) comes up and ruins my nice job. With food,I am better nowadays – I bought a scale to horrify myself after each overeating and also to start my mornings happier (because sleeping 7-8 hours can really make a difference in things! ).

  • Anita D.

    Fitness is something I want to make part of my life for long… unsuccessfully. I am not giving up, as spring comes I go out and try to get back to my speedy walks… but somehow, sooner or later a lazy weekend or an unexpected journey (or an error on my monitoring app) comes up and ruins my nice job. With food,I am better nowadays – I bought a scale to horrify myself after each overeating and also to start my mornings happier (because sleeping 7-8 hours can really make a difference in things! ).

  • Tamara V. Duggins

    For me fitness is easier. Like you, I never wanted to be the big girl eating a lot of food, so I would only eat once or twice a day. And now I’m at the point that eating more than two meals a day makes me feel over stuffed!!! Let’s not talk about emotional eating, where I can eat an entire buffet by myself and still not feel “satisfied”. Love your blog BTW’s!!!!

  • Tamara V. Duggins

    For me fitness is easier. Like you, I never wanted to be the big girl eating a lot of food, so I would only eat once or twice a day. And now I’m at the point that eating more than two meals a day makes me feel over stuffed!!! Let’s not talk about emotional eating, where I can eat an entire buffet by myself and still not feel “satisfied”. Love your blog BTW’s!!!!

  • SharynJRivera

    It was so hard for me to accept that it was better for me to eat large quantities of clean/unprocesed foods than to eat tiny portions of lean cuisine… then I lost 10 pounds in two weeks and I was like, oh… okay! http://qr.net/rtcX

  • Lauren Thurman

    for me fitness is way easier as well, going to the gym for an hour is nothing compared to the other 23 hours in a day where you have to make the right food choices! just gotta stay focused on your goal, thanks for the inspiration love your blog!

  • Lauren Thurman

    for me fitness is way easier as well, going to the gym for an hour is nothing compared to the other 23 hours in a day where you have to make the right food choices! just gotta stay focused on your goal, thanks for the inspiration love your blog!