It is common, when I start talking about fitness, for people to start talking about food. Yes, watching food intake is important. Very important. But sometimes our energy is spend obsessing about our food intake.
Talk about de-motivating.
What if, hypothetically, we could focus ALLLLL of that energy from focusing on eating the least amount of calories possible… to throwing ourselves into a sport we enjoy?
Mine happens to be running. Which also happens to be an extremely fat-burning sport. Or hobby. I’m not sure what it really is.
Personally, I’ve focused all my energy on planning for runs after work. Eating enough protein to fuel my run. Looking at a plate of
suger cake and remembering that it’ll ruin my run. Saving my calories and sugar for the weekend, and eating about 70% of my calories before 4pm. And running at 4:30 once I get home from work.
Is that any less work and energy than focusing strictly on food? Absolutely not. I take care in buying food for my lunches, planning my lunches, and packing them. But the goal is to fuel my runs, and I’m not withholding the food that I enjoy. I just eat it at noon instead of 9pm.
I hope that fitness becomes a goal for many, not weight loss.