How many times have you said:
“If I could just get back into a fitness routine, I can eat whatever I want!”
I know that I have said that many, many, MANY times. Of course, most of that was based off of 19 year old Clay’s metabolism. With 19 year old Clay’s metabolism, I didn’t really have to workout OR eat right. I always weighed 175 lbs. Always. I used to say that my metabolism got screwed up when I played lightweight football at the Naval Academy… and since we had to weigh 159.0 lbs 48 hours before every game, we were cutting weight every week. And then I stopped playing. And then I swelled. However, this was also close to the time that I turned 21 years old and started drinking. So maybe I just started getting older and drinking alcohol with little to no restraint causes a ridiculous amount of weight gain. Just sayin’….
And then my friend Jason Surowiec told me to check out www.marksdailyapple.com and that would put me on the path to getting back in shape. This website is all about the Mark Sisson‘s Primal Blueprint. I found the read fascinating, and this was when I was first officially introduced to eating Paleo. And started wondering if CrossFit was something that I could actually do (CrossFit and the folks doing it…Charlotte, I am looking at you….were REALLY intimidating).
Of all the things breaking with conventional wisdom, the first one I read that really made me start thinking was “80% of your body composition will be determined by your diet.” Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/definitive-guide-to-the-primal-eating-plan/#ixzz244HtIEHl
So you’re telling me that even if I just sat on my butt all day and played Halo, as long as I ate clean, I would lose body fat? While I believe this is true, the lifestyle that goes along with losing weight doesn’t fit with sitting around all day doing nothing. That being said, the days that I make it a point to eat clean, I end up being active and doing some sort of workout. On days that I make it a point to workout, I am more inclined to eat clean. Funny coincidence.