The passion of my life is nutrition. I've taken the greatest weakness of my life and made it my greatest strength. I was morbidly obese for most of my life. I had no self control. Now I have so much control that people hate me and find me annoying. I am a nutritional nazi. If I ever break up with my girlfriend I don't think I can be with someone who isn't the same way. If you know what I know you would be the same way.
But the nutrition thing isn't some unhealthy psychotic addiction. It's simply a passion; a love; a hobby. I count my calories every day. I do low carb, carb cycling, carb loading, intermittent fasting, one meal a day, two meal a day and 6-8 meal a day regimens. I experiment and I love it. It's like trying out different pieces of candy at a candy store.
I should mention that I don't eat candy, sweets, cake, ice cream, soda, nor do I drink anything with calories for that matter. I don't drink milk or alcohol. I don't eat processed foods; anything in the middle aisles of a grocery store.
I work out and jump rope often. It's fun. I really really like jumping rope and try to do it most days of the week.
So do I miss the cakes, cartons of ice cream, box after box of macaroni and cheese, and bag after bag of Doritos? No. Not one bit. I don't even like those foods anymore. What I tell everyone is this- when I eat a piece of candy it doesn't taste bad. It don't taste great either... it just tastes weird.
So if you want to know how or why I changed my life read on...
The short answer is this... being fat I was miserable. Food didn't bring happiness. That was enough motivation to cause me to STRUGGLE for 5 years to lose over 100lbs. Yes it was a struggle. Did it have to be? No... not if I knew then what I know now. Looking back I could at least done low carb. But back then I didn't know anything beyond lowering calories. And that was enough.
But as hard as it was that was the easy part ironically. The hard part was the beginning of maintenance and the lifestyle change. You have to become born again. So I was. What allows me to maintain 8-9% bodyfat and my current healthy lifestyle is this: knowledge. I read book after book after book about diets, nutrition, bodybuilding, and by far the most effective material, books about america's food supply. Once I learned how to read a food label dieting got easy. REALLY REALLY easy. I discovered that most food in American grocery stores isn't food at all; it's chemicals, corn and sugar. With this knowledge I started probing into why. There's a lot to it. The problem starts all the way at the top with the government (don't get me started on the food pyramid) and trickles down to you, the consumer (though I would rather call the average consumer a "user" instead) with an overdeveloped addiction (yes clinical addiction with brain changes and all) to simple carbohydrates. Don't feel bad it's not your fault, it's nabisco's fault, kraft's fault, general mills' fault the government's fault etc...
I'll just say this- the dietary guidelines taught to us come from really poor research done in the 1970's by ONE, yes ONE scientist. Ancel Keys. Look up that name and you'll find where the bullshit mudslide began.
For those of you out there who want to lose weight easily, want to change their life for the better, and or simply want to get healthier- talk to me. We don't have to go out. We don't have to be friends. You'd be helping me out more then you would yourself because this is what I love. And for those you out there who are fat all I have to say this is- please don't play the victim. Seriously fucking stop. I see it every day. People assume I'm skinny because I'm genetically gifted and I'm lucky. I'm a bottomless pit and I can eat whatever I want. That's why I'm skinny and they're not. No. I am skinny and lean because I am a nutritional nazi and I exercise. I go hungry once in awhile but I eat a lot of food too. I got this way because I realized I was fat, realized it was my fault, and understood that if I wanted to I could change it. So I did.
By the way my name is Tom and I have a history degree.