Not as a reward, not as a punishment and not as a comfort blanket but simply because you WANT that slice of cheesecake, that bar of chocolate or that glass of wine.
No rationalisations, justifications or excuses necessary.
Lose the stories around food and eat what you want because it makes you happy.
Just remember to ask "Will I STILL be happy AFTER I've eaten it?" and if you can't answer yes then give it a miss... for now.
When people come to me as a cardiologist and say they want to run a marathon I say, 'OK, do one and cross it off your bucket list and then let's focus on an exercise pattern that's more ideal to producing long-term health benefits and improving your longevity'.
~ Dr. James O'Keefe
(lead author of a study on the effects of excessive endurance exercise on the heart)
Pick one guy to listen to; one guy with a proven track record of getting results and do exactly what he says. Don’t question it, don’t read differing opinions, and don’t second-guess. Just do it. For six months straight. Then we’ll talk.
~ Jason Ferruggia