What a load of crap this article is!!! It seems so irrespsonsible of the aurthor to suggest such things are goo in any shape of form!
1. I don't need to eat unless my stomach is grumbling.
This encourages the body to store fat when the person eats. It also forces the body to eat away at itself. This should never be done.
2. I feel guilty after I eat sweets.
What's wrong with feeling guilty about eating sweets? Sweets are bad for you in many different ways. Consumption should be kept to a minimum.
3. I'll run extra miles tomorrow to make up for whatever I eat at dinner tonight.
This is part of a balanced diet. If the person eats really fatty foods or what ever it might be, what is wrong with ensuring that moment on the lips stays off the hips?
4. I believe there is a perfect way for a runner to eat.
Of course there is a perfect way for a runner to eat. Just like there is a perfect way to eat for the majourity of physical activites, depending on what sort of a body you require. It doesn't mean that the person eats in the perfect way, just because they think it.
5. I have off-limits foods, like pizza.
I think the whole of the western world would be in a better physical form if we all had off-limit foods. Off-limits food help keep control of our in take of the things we shouldn't consume too much of, eg. salt, fat, sugar. Personally i have many off-limit foods on a day to day basis, ready meals, jared sauces, ice cream(especially ben and jerrys), chocolate, take-aways. Doesn't mean i never have such foods.
6. I often skip meals.
This is the same as point one but has even worst effects on the body.
7. I eat the exact same thing every single day.
Nothing wrong with eating the same thing every day. If you eat a good variety of different foods which covers all the nutrients and vitamins you require and is a balanced diet. What would be the point in eating a different food?
8. I have to know how many calories are in my food.
Calorie counting works. I have a friend that dropped 7 stoned through calorie counting. After a short period he didn't need to calculate the colories in meals because he had a really good estimate
9. I never splurge on an alcoholic beverage or dessert.
Are you condoning binge drinking? Do i need to say anymore?...
10. I can only eat carbs if I'm logging heavy training mileage.
Ok, this point is actually a good one. Carbs are needed to help repair the muscles used in exercise. So carbs should be consumed on a daily basis.
Posted: 07/04/2012 at 15:49