I am often asked about diet and nutrition, but never have anything overly exciting to say. I’ve eaten the same way for many, many years. I follow what I consider to be a common sense approach. The bulk of my intake comes from items that once flew, grew, swam, or walked. I limit my intake of processed/man-made junk, but I’m not afraid to occasionally enjoy myself either. I eat when I’m hungry and don’t count calories or nutrient ratios. Instead, I strive for fairly balanced meals. If I want to bulk, I’ll eat more. If I want to cut, I’ll eat less. That’s my dietary plan in a nutshell.
Bro Foods and Flexible Dieting
Although common sense nutrition isn’t the most exciting topic, you might enjoy the video below. I came across it for the first time last night and really enjoyed the message. Just be aware of a few f-bombs within if you are listening in public.
Personally, I’m tired of seeing people glamorize the fact that they’ve eaten a pile of crap yet have maintained a slim physique. It isn’t rocket science that you can eat junk and remain lean as long as total intake is limited. As an old saying suggests, everything in moderation including moderation. That’s fine, but let’s not pretend that eating junk is the key to health and longevity. There’s a difference between being healthy and limiting body fat. You can get lean eating almost anything. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people with six-pack abs who are deficient in countless nutrients and minerals. As I’ve said before, looks can be deceiving.
I don’t say this to suggest that you shouldn’t enjoy yourself, but I also wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the taste of a healthy, well cooked meal. Learning how to cook is one of the best things that you can do to improve your health and well-being. No one should be forced to deprive themselves of a tasty meal. Once you learn to cook, it isn’t difficult to prepare meals that are both tasty and nutritious.
And if or when you choose to splurge, keep in mind that it’s only one piece of a much larger puzzle. Just don’t get carried away snapping pictures of it with your selfie stick. There’s already more than enough deception in this industry. Let’s not add to it by pretending that cake, candy, soda, and pizza are the keys to health and vitality.
“Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe