As I woke up this morning still feeling the effects of my sugar-laden 3 days, it hit me that it's just not worth it. We call our diets restrictive and we reward ourselves with cheat meals. The way I felt this morning was not in any way rewarding! My body and my health are valuable, even precious if we want to get dramatic. I plan on rewarding my body with optimal nutrition this week... I challenge you all to do the same. Be strict, don't "cheat", be good to yourself, fuel your body to thrive, not just survive, and most importantly have a good attitude... don't think "I can't eat that, I'm on a diet." Instead, think about your nutrition choices as a lifestyle... today, tomorrow and 5 years from now. We all want to be lean and lose those last 5 or 10 lbs. More importantly, we should also want to feel great on Sunday so we can spend some quality time with friends and family instead of wasting an entire day on the couch either hung-over or just plain tired.
Challenge for the week: Use the fancy new Zone Block chart below that I created this weekend (while on the couch) and eat ONLY Rx Choices in Zone ratios this week. See how great you feel, I promise it will be worth it. Post thoughts and results to comments.
Download this chart here.