It's day five of this whole clean eating movement Jen and I decided to tackle together. I would like to first start off my with each days feelings:
Day 1: This isn't bad. I can not each protein bars for awhile. Wait... No protein powered either? Um... ok
Day 1 (afternoon): OH GOD I'M GONNA DIE! HOW DO PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!?!
Day 2: Okay... stay calm... just eat more, not everything needs to be chocolate covered protein. The meals taste really good... You just need more....
Day 2 (afternoon): WHY LORD! WHY!?!? JUST ONE BAR MAN! JUST ONE WON'T KILL ME.... okay.... calm down... just eat a whole bag of almonds... that's kind of like chocolate covered protein...
Day 2 (late night): OH GOD MY STOMACH IS EATING ITSELF!
Day 3: I can do this, 8:30 am big breakfast. Check. Snack 1, check, snack 2 check... it's 10:30am, damn. Snack 3. Check. Big Lunch. 8 oz of chicken/ cup of veggies/ cup of rice... not full yet. Banana, homemade trail mix. Better. Snack 4, snack 5, snack 6. (I'm not even lying). Dinner... BIG BIG DINNER! I still need my chocolate fill... wait... dark chocolate is okay?!?! THERE IS A GOD!
Day 4: Waking up hungry is not fun. BIGGER BREAKFAST DAVID! cup (+) of oatmeal with fruit and 3 large eggs. I'm full? I'm full! It finally happened! oh that was short lived.
Day 4 (afternoon): Wow, what the hell is guam gum? Can I eat that? Vanilla flavoring can come from Beaver butt fluid?! WTF?!?! Organic Phosopate Sodium Nitroxial.... That doesn't sounds organic at all... crossbreeding wheat is okay but mechanically cleaned meat isn't. WHO IS MAKING THESE RULES?!?!
Day 4 (evening): I've made it. This is okay, I feel better, I feel better. Damn... I am hungry.
Day 5: Big breakfast. Snack. Snack. Snack. Lunch. Snack. Snack. Snack. Dinner. Snack. Snack. Sleep. Repeat. This is no problem
So If you can't tell I am hungry. I am hungry as I type this. Ya know in that Simpson's episode where Homer couldn't eat donuts so everyone and everything turned into donuts, thats what I see. My favorite foods are literally everywhere. Do you realize how many commercials or just advertisement in general is for food? Food that has more genetically added ingredients then natural ones? It's mind boggling. And have you ever tried to walk against a crowd at Six Flags? That's the firehouse. I had plain bulgur wheat because its all I had. They had pork chops, spanish rice, white bread, and apple sauce (or at least thats what they called it). My planning has already improved.
One thing about me (I am not bolstering myself, I promise), I have a fast metabolism. I mean fast. I was practically raised on Burger King and I never gained a pound as a kid. Those protein bars were no lie holding me over between our already health meals that were very portion friendly. So we take the bars, the protein shakes, and what few unhealthy snacks (its not a myth, firefighters eat ice cream a lot) but I figure it won't be bad. Those statements on the top of the page are true! I am constantly hungry. I eat a troff of food and as I finish I can feel the pit already starting in my stomach. I am already wondering where the next thing i can digest is. The thing that you don't realize is all those added ingredients put a strain on your digestive system. It has to work overtime to get through all that. Dave's digestive system already works overtime, Dave's digestive system is eating through this all natural/ "close to the ground" food like a K12 saw through a phone book. (Its a really big, really sharp saw that cuts through cement, metal, and any kind of roofing). So the hunger is real.
There is some super positive things to say. Honestly, I feel better. Not that I didn't have energy before but I am full of it now. It seems a lot of my injuries are fixing themselves. It honestly like magic, nothing was working and suddenly its all solving itself. One of my favorite things, these muscles I have worked so hard on are popping out. I swear you put me next to a Calvin Klein model and I doubt you'd be able to tell the difference (I can tell you the different, my muscles can actually do something besides loosely hold up a pair of $90 underwear).
It's easier then I've made it seem. I just need to eat more then a normal human even before I do my ANW workouts. Maybe I shouldn't wait 5 days to write another blog for everyone... this is a lot to take in... I need a snack......
Jen is a Certified Personal Trainer/Weight Loss Specialist. She is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their goals as well as sharing her journey throughout her own goals.