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
Another version of the recipe can be found here