I posted this as a question on Pink Dumbbells, but I figured it would be enlightening to hear what my blog readers thought about this issue as well:
Many of us in the online fitness community have made the conscious decision to change our eating habits to support weight loss, muscle gain, athletic performance, or other goals. This usually entails eating 5-6 small meals a day with overall higher protein, vegetable, and fruit intake levels than are typical for the average Jane or Joe.
It may also mean not dipping into the office candy jar, saying “No thanks” when the pie a la mode is brought out at Thanksgiving dinner, or settling for a glass of water or Diet Coke when you go out on the town with your friends and co-workers.
I thought it would be interesting to share our experiences regarding this topic.
- How has your transition from “normal” eating to “healthy” eating gone?
- Was it easy or difficult?
- Do your family, friends, and co-workers support you or do you feel like they sometimes try to sabotage you?
- Do you feel left out (or singled out) at social occasions involving food and drinks because of what you do or do not eat?
- How important a role does food play in your family gatherings and traditions?
- How do you normally cope with the pressure to eat like everybody else at a social event or situation? Do you give in or stand firm?
My own answers will be posted in the comments of this post.
(*Diet and workout details omitted by agreement with trainer)
Meals – On plan (Combined meals 5 & 6, but stayed within calories and macros)
Water – 16 cups
Supplements – On plan
Regular (Non-Plan) Daily Supplements – multivitamin with iron, calcium 600 + D
20 days down, 64 more to go!
Weights – Postponed until Wednesday due to Mom’s bday
Cardio – 40 minutes LISS run @ 6 mph – Done
The Awful Truth:
1. Got to bed by 11 pm!
2. Installed UddeIM 0.4 private message upgrade for Pink Dumbbells.
3. Stayed on track during Momâ€™s birthday dinner.
1. Work on paper doll sketches.
2. Fix remaining issues with Joomla migration at Pinkdumbbells.com.
3. Locate new Events module for PDB.
4. Upgrade Community Builder component at PDB.
5. Set up archived version of The Training Journal forum at PDB from Hershey Girlâ€™s backup.
6. Upgrade WordPress to 2.0.
7. Transplant two tomato vines and plant Swiss Chard.
8. Buy more chicken breast.
9. Clear out mail inbox at home.
10. Finish taxes.
11. File receipts and statements.
12. Organize office.