13 Feb Eating Habits
Ever heard people say something along the lines of, “you lose weight in the kitchen and not in the gym”? This is true and we all know it’s true. The source of our weight gain stems from what we consume. You may overindulge in snacks, sweets, alcohol, or just food in general. It’s up to you to determine what your weakness is and how to overcome it.
I never was a big snacker or a heavy drinker and being that I’m not big on sugar, sweets were an every so often thing for me. My weakness was fried foods and being from South Carolina, almost everything we eat is fried. I loved fried fish, fried chicken (my fave), fried oysters, fried pork chops, and anything else you can fry. Prior to beginning my workout journey, I had to discipline myself to cut back on eating everything fried. I did so because I didn’t want to backtrack by showing improvements in the gym and messing it up with my diet.
I began by going a month without fried foods. Throughout the month, I would crave something fried or greasy (I know, it sounds bad and nasty) , but I stayed strong and opted for the healthier option which was baking the food. At that moment I had an epiphany, I realized baked tasted waaaaaay better than fried.
Believe it or not, still to this day, I prefer baked to fried. Every so often, I’ll have a piece of fried chicken but I don’t over do it. I don’t care for the other fried foods I used to eat because now, I’m more health conscious. I will admit, it is harder to eat better when you’re always on the go and when you have so much to do in a day; it’s more convenient to go to a drive through and to indulge in something fatty. If at all possible, I’ll result to Panera Bread before any fast food options.
So let’s talk: What are some of your food weaknesses? How did you go about eating healthier?