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I’m exactly 28 days away from competing on the biggest stage in the world, and to be as mentally strong as I can possibly be on July 19th, I plan to dial in ALL THINGS FIT. Today I start with my nutrition. If the truth were told I would have been diagnosed with a food addiction or eating disorder as a teenager, and have been challenged by the quest for the perfect body all of my adult life. Fortunately, after years of stressing over body image, I am finally OVER IT, and am very happy with my body with all of my imperfections.

I do consider myself to be a healthy eater, following primarily a Paleo diet. Over the course of time I have allowed the following to occur.

  • I eat the same foods over and over.
  • Too busy training and taking care of …life, sabotaging my nutrition with snack binging.
  • I assume I’m eating well, but not tracking, so I really don’t know.
  • Allow the creep of a taste of this, a taste of that to get out of hand.

It’s time to REFOCUS.

I’ve found that the best way to get a grip on my nutrition is to TRACK EVERYTHING I EAT (or at least for a few days). Personally, I like the My Fitness Pal app. (upgraded to track daily MACROS) In tracking I discovered that I was eating much more FAT than I had realized. My fats, which I consider healthy fats, include almond butter, grass-fed butter, avocado, nuts, coconut oil, and olive oil, added up to over 50% of my diet.

I only discovered this after logging my intake. Reducing my fats to <30% was fairly easy once began to track and make adjustments.

As I coach individuals on weight loss, I draw from my own personal experience and the demons I continue to fight in my head. Snacks are the devil. If you’re a food addict like me, opening a can of nuts or chips is the equivalent to taking that sip of alcohol for the addict. I can’t allow it. The alternative to snacking is eating small meals more frequently.

So… Here’s to a good solid month of GOOD FOOD VARIETY, BALANCE, TIMLINESS, and MODERATION, and my best Games performance so far!

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