Sunday, April 20, 2014

Food Quality

First of all, don't eat anything you don't like. Unless you're like that weird guy who only eats burger king chicken fries.

Now that being said, you can't just eat foods you love, and sacrifices will be made.

Of all the of the pleasures in this world, food is probably at the top for most people. Easier to get than sex, any age can get it at any time unlike alcohol, and it's not illegal like drugs. Instant gratification. Not only that people use it to beat boredom or fill a void. So it's not surprising there's so many fat food addicts out there.

They're obviously of the belief that a great body would be nice, it's not worth depriving themselves of their favorite food. And that's where I begin to part ways with most people. I would love to eat pizza, cereal, ice cream sandwiches all day. I would love to sleep all day, never work, never have to exercise, get paid huge amounts of money to watch movies and play videogames. I don't love half the things I do, I do love the results.

Another thing to ask is, is it really worth it? A FEW seconds of taste, unless you just chew like a cow.
Now is that worth having a flabby body all day?
Is it worth having to suck in all day, or fold your arms over your stomach when sitting?
Is it worth having to go to a store and buy something known as SPANX?
Is it worth having to wear sleeves to hide your arm fat?
Is it worth having to dodge friends and family so they don't see how big you are?
Is it worth lowering the quantiity and quality of your life?
Is it worth having to wear all black or loose clothing so that you don't look as bad?
Is it worth wearing a shirt to the pool?

Look, I'm not saying you have to give up everything you enjoy. That's even worse and will rebound to ruin you most of the time. Unless you just get off on deprivation like some weird monk. You have one life as far as I know, so make it fun. Like the Greeks said "moderation in all things"(Though I don't think they followed it too well)

And on that note, I'm not saying you're eating the worst food out there. You may be eating decent, but decent is not good enough. Obviously, if you're reading about getting in better shape, improvements must be made.

As Tom Venuto stated in his book Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle you can pretty much grade foods by how far away they are from their natural state.

1) Potato. A

Microwaved Baked Potato. B

Mashed Potatoes. C.

French Fries. F.

Potato Chips F-

2) Steel Cut Oats A+

Oatmeal A-

Quick Oats C

Oatmeal Cream Pies F

3) Greek Yogurt A

Greek Yogurt Bar C-

Greek Yogurt with Fruit D

Think about that anytime you want to eat a CARROT CAKE. I swear I want to hit someone when we're splitting a pizza and they want to add vegetables to it. I eat Pizza, I'm going all the way bad. I'll eat spinach later during a good meal. Don't add spinach to my pizza because you feel better about yourself. My grandma thinks it's okay to eat French Fries from Wendy's because it has sea salt on it.

This is one of the biggest issues with people who are scared of carbs. It's not so much the carbs sometimes, it's the quality. Too much bleached, processed, sugary versions of the food instead of the natural. Not to say calories aren't the most important factor. But this is still something to be considered.

So if you take anything away from this, try to eater a higher quality of food, for a higher quality of life. Now, as you were.

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