I love my food. The variety that can be produced even from a few simple basics can feel really creative and I can really understand how chefs become passionate over such things.
Equally so athletes gain a huge amount of respect from myself as calculations have to be considered in order to engineer maximum performance. I’m a way off an ‘athletic’ stage physically as yet, although I’m significantly fitter than I was last summer.
That said, I’m proud of how I’ve changed and continuously tweaked my diet for fitness and health reasons. Educating myself on the best foods for lean muscle growth has become a key driver in a huge amount of my meals over the last few months.
I’ve found that a structure and discipline are vital to success in this area. I find it easy to pass on vast offers of cake, crisps and chocolate. The purpose of my journey becomes a blocker to any thoughts of over indulging (I will still treat myself a couple of times a month, deliberately, but not on impulse)
The slight difficulty in arrives at the weekend, not with the actually food I eat, but the timetable of when to fuel up. I find fuelling up week days surprisingly easier as there is structure to my meal times – an often open plan to Saturday & Sunday mornings the weekends means less structure, but you know what? I’m fine with that. I still avoid crap, it’s just my meal times are different.
A myth that frustrates me is the ‘high cost of healthy eating’, I have concluded that eating healthily doesn’t cost any extra, in my opinion. Neither does it take any longer to cook. One of my favourites at the moment is beef stir fry, minutes to prepare, good balance of protein and veg and keep me full!
My food budget hasn’t got any larger, it’s just about eating the right things to fit into a busy life and buy food to enjoy.
What’s your favourite healthy food / snack?