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Real Food Challenge Day 21

Second Real Food Nutrition Meeting

We had a nutrition meeting on Thursday evening.  A question we heard a lot was “Is this allowed?” or “Am I allowed to eat this?”.  My answer was this: I am not the diet police.  You are allowed to eat whatever you want.  We want this challenge to be an opportunity to set you on the right track, see how you feel and look and perform, so that you can make your own decisions.  Please reread the shopping and nutrition guide before asking whether you should eat something.  Then, make your own decision.  Ask yourself:

– Is this worth it?

– What are the short-term, medium-term and long term effects of consuming this food?

– What are my goals and how fast do I want to achieve them?

We’ve posted a lot about sugar, grains and dairy and so you are more educated on this than the average person.  Use this information when trying to answer the questions above.

For example, you want to have a beer or a glass of wine.  Well, you know that alcohol is sugar and that beer also has grains.  You know what impact this will have on your blood sugar, you know how you will feel after having the drink, and how you will feel the next day.  You know that the sugar will cause your insulin to spike and encourage fat storage.  Is it worth it?  Well, if your primary goal is to lose fat and do it fast, then the answer should be clear.  If, however, you never drink and it is your best friend’s wedding and the wine is a beautiful vintage you’ll probably never get to taste ever again, and you’re getting close to your body composition goals, maybe it is worth it.  The point is, it’s your decision…

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