Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Eating Healthy VS Dietary OCD

I have recently been asked by a friend of mine how strict I am with my eating. He almost seemed shocked when I told him I sit between 80 and 90%. He must have figured that I am as strict as they come. Well, I do have my cheat meal every week and that factors in, but one has to realize that anything pursued, to the detriment of other areas of your, life starts to become less healthy.

Little slip ups happen to about all of us from week to week. As long as you don't make it a daily event it shouldn't be a problem. There have been times that I have eaten things that I thought were more or less Paleo (even though nothing bought from a store is truly paleo) only to look at the label to see some things that left me appalled. Oops chalk that one up to experience and learn not to buy that again. Don't worry about it and move on. (what the hell is in orange julius "flavor enhancer" anyway?"

Even the pursuit of optimal health can cease to be healthy once it negatively impacts the rest of your life. Your everyday enjoyment, your interpersonal relationships, your job. Listen, if you are strict with your diet 80% of the time and are dedicated to eating like a caveman, you are pretty much guaranteed to be in incredible health, or on your way there. Aside from the occasional 30 day challenge or so, one can't be 100% on the ball 100% of the time. We burn out, we give up. Don't be afraid to make the occasional dietary indiscretion if you have been good all week. There have been times when I have had two cheats in week. I won't hurt just don't do it all the time. If it happens, all is not lost. So you ate the cookie and it's not your "cheat Meal".  Just don't make it the whole box. But don't be afraid to enjoy life from time to time either.

WOD Thursday 27 October 2011


Strict toes to bar
hanging straight leg raise if you can't get them all the way up

Three rounds
500m row
rest as needed between rounds

1 comment:

  1. Great post Joey. So true about burning out and needing to enjoy life.

    BTW "orange julius "flavor enhancer"" , it's probably corn. Have you read "The Omnivore's Dilemma"? I might have already recommended it to you, but I think you would really enjoy it :)