Angie’s been on the Lotta Nutrition program for a while now but it’s only recently that she’s buckled down and started to trust the process, which for her meant being consistent. Her progress is awesome and she’s nowhere near finished.
Sarah had 3 strict pull ups prior to doing Coach Erin’s 8-week pull-up program. Now she has 9. It also doesn’t hurt that’s she been on the Lotta Nutrition program!
“If perfectionism is the Wicked Witch of overeating, then food rules are the flying monkeys” – KSD
You are a boss. You are eating vegetables, protein, and smart carbs. You are working out and feeling great. Then the end of the work week arrives and you can visualize your coach red wine, pizza and a movie. It can be your way of unwinding and coping with the hell that comes with work.
The weekend becomes a time where “normal rules” don’t apply.
This can easily be your ritual. If this is you, this may be just a habit. After a while though, the weekend indulgence comes with consequences and you can feel physically and mentally crappy.
This article isn’t about finding that “one weird trick” or the latest and craziest “life-hack”. It’s about learning how to develop a healthier relationship with food.
This one is really difficult for people. This is because everyone that is on a “diet” wants to adhere to said diet. They want to work hard towards their goals and they believe that means being strict and they HAVE to be perfect. Well, I’m here to tell you as a coach, I’ve seen it plenty of times and I’m here to tell you – you don’t need to be perfect to get the results you desire.
Unfortunately though, these people end up worrying the whole week that they might screw things up. They may even try and adhere to strict meal plans but by the end of the week, their willpower is gives out and they are tired of restrictive eating.
This person might find themselves out to dinner with their family and the restaurant they find themselves out doesn’t have “perfect pre-portioned kale salad,” so instead maybe they decide to get some crap.
Kristen Scott-Dixon (KSD) mentions, “If you take ‘perfect’ off the table, things change, You feel empowered because there are no other options. Instead of kale salad vs. five servings of fries, there’s: ‘I’m actually in the mood for a sald with my burger because I had fries at that work lunch on Thursday.'”
Through the work week and the weekend, start considering your health and fitness goals, your mood, and what food is available to come up with a solid definition of what’s “good enough” and aim for that.
KSD, “Remember: That decent method you follow is better than the “perfect” one you quit.”
“If perfectionism is the Wicked Witch of overeating, then food rules are the flying monkeys”
Food rules are the ones that tell you how to live your life:
These rules make up a very popular effect that is found throughout the nutrition and dieting industry. We may have all been there. These rules will lead the very popular “Fuck It Effect”.
Let’s say one of your rules is to not eat any carbs. You don’t eat grains, you don’t drink beer, and you sure as hell don’t eat pizza. But, this weekend you find yourself at your friends paint party and they are having pizza and beer. You may hold out for a bit BUT you eventually give in and at this point you say, “fuck it, I’ve already gone this far” and blown it, so you might as well enjoy yourself.
Most people that aren’t “dieting” eat when they’re physically hungry and stop when they’re full. This happens for them on Monday AND the Saturday. Unless you’re eating for performance, or you’re an athlete, start paying attention to your physical hunger cues. Let go of the rules that hold you back.
This is the one day of the week where you can go crazy and let loose. What this creates is a food “purgatory” all other six days of the week. This day of the week gives you the opportunity to eat anything and everything you want. The problem with this cheat day is you are likely going to overeat when you realize that tomorrow you have to get “back to reality” and compliance.
Like the “fuck it effect”, Cheat Day depends on scarcity. “Scarcity makes us feel anxious, needy, and greedy.” The opposite of scarcity is abundance. When you give yourself permission to choose what to eat, you can decide to have dessert or not. Maybe you’re full? Maybe you’re in the mood for dessert? This may sound counter-intuitive, BUT when you don’t allow yourself dessert 6 days a week, the one day you can have it – you may go HAM and overdo it.
If you have ever created trade-offs with yourself, consider dumping this method after you realize you’re an adult and the choices you make are the ones you live with! Maybe you find that you’re saying to yourself, “I’m going to skip that office brownie today, but this weekend I’m going to crush a dozen doughnuts” – this mindset is a lot of mental work that rarely pays off.
Start making food choices by acknowledging the outcomes you might expect. For example: “I’m in the mood to eat 5 servings of ice cream tonight. I know I’ll probably feel sick to my stomach afterwards but in this instance, I’m OK with it.”
Don’t moralize your choices! You are free to eat and drink anything you want, just remember that different choices have different outcomes. Set your expectations accordingly.
When it comes to the weekend, you will find yourself in many very comfortable situations where you will rationalize that it’s OK to overeat.
These look like:
These circumstances don’t inherently cause overeating. It’s in these situations where we decide to rationalize our eating habits by aligning a convenient script with the circumstnace.
KSD points out, that sometimes you’ll eat like crap, likely too much of it, and that it’s normal. But instead of falling back on the victimless rationalization of your circumstances, create an awareness of what is really going on by asking yourself, “why am I really overeating right now?”
Are you, bored? Stressed? Sad? Happy? Celebrating?
When you ask yourself this consistently you may see a pattern. Once you recognize this pattern, that is your opportunity to change your behavior.
There is no “perfect time” to eat better. Not tomorrow or Monday. There is no should or should, only what is.
Start with Today. What can you do today to help you tomorrow? Maybe all that includes is just becoming more aware.
If you find yourself constantly starting and stopping when it comes to exercise and nutrition, check out article on The Pause Button Mentality
If you’re loving “Cheat Day” and you’re happy with the results, keep doing that.
If you’re conflicted, it may be time to investigate and implement these strategies.
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In honor of Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Michael Murphy and all fallen veterans, CrossFit Hud is excited to host “Murph Day 2017” on Saturday, June 17th – 9:00 AM
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. We will honor a focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
1 mile run
1/2 mile run
50 pull ups
100 push ups
1/2 mile run
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty-pound vest or body armor, wear it.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9am – 1pm
4340 West 96th Street, Suite 106
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Lieutenant Michael Murphy:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan. On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy’s team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men. When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team. In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.