Originally Posted by BigBanda
Yeah I am just like you... used to be real active and now not so much mainly because my long hours at work at a desk. I am looking to start eating healthier though to cut my gut off. Currently I dont eat fast food often at all but I still have some unhealthy meals. I usually drunk coffee in the morning then gatorade and sometimes Sprite.
So I'm thinking I probably need to cut the coffee and gatorade and maybe only drink water and maybe some sort of juice with low or no sugar. Sucks cause I love to drink coffee every morning. Then cut out foods with bread, high fat and eat things like vegetables and grilled chicken. I hope just doing this will help and I can still have a few beers once or twice a week. I also have an elliptical machine that I'm going to try to get on more often in addition to eating better.
Does my plan sound solid??? anything else I should do or try??
Thats more or less what I do now. I drink a ton of water, if ANYTHING a drink with no sugar, or something like that. Bunch of greens, white meat chicken breasts, low carbs.
Whenever I eat something I shouldn't I try and punish myself by running my stairs for about 15 minutes, or a small household circuit for the duration of one of my favourite albums.
In terms of the coffee, drink green tea. Its real good for you, helps metabolism and has antioxidants.
Speaking of metabolism, I read somewhere that made a perfect analogy for it. Picture it as a furnace. If you keep it smart, and keep fueling it it works fine, as opposed to waiting a day or two and pounding fuel into it. It doesnt work as well, because its not being maintained properly.
Basically, keep eating smaller, healthier amounts and it will treat you better as opposed to filling up with 3 days wort of energy and starving yourself for two.
Keep at it man, I'm definitely starting to SEE a difference. Im sure you will too.