Here at Inside Out Health, we believe that the key to health is balance. Eat healthy most of the time. Exercise regularly. Don’t feel like you have to go overboard. Balance is the key to a healthy body AND healthy mind. It is so important around here it’s a key component of our company vision. That brings up why I like the idea of this article by our friends at Precision Nutrition. Barring food allergies, we do not believe in putting a food completely off limits nor defining a food as “good” or “bad”. It’s all about balancing your life and diet appropriately. So maybe we don’t have pizza every day, but we have a healthy breakfast, a big salad for lunch and on Friday we go on date night with our spouse or out with the guys and have some pizza. It won’t derail you, it will help keep you sane and balanced. Let me help you create healthy habits and a healthy attitude towards food that will last you a lifetime!
Direct from the article:
I do know that the times when I observe people get obsessed about a specific food, and then completely overeat a specific food, is when they put it off limits.
Maybe they put themselves on a diet that outlaws pizza. Then what do they want? Pizza. What do they end up doing? Eating way too much pizza. What happens to them for the rest of their lives (if the diet was drawn out and strict enough)? They want to eat pizza. What happens to their health and body composition goals? Well, their body looks like it’s fed a lot of pizza.
“After the food restriction, subjects noticed frequent gorging/binging, fear of no food, feeling hungry even when ‘stuffed,’ always feeling fat.”
– Todd Tucker (from The Great Starvation Experiment)