A Good Grasp on My Eating Lately
Last month I wrote a post about my ongoing struggle with food addiction. It was by far the most honest and open post I’ve ever written and I got a lot of feedback on it, both good and bad.
Most of the feedback was very positive and supportive and I received a lot of thank yous for speaking out loud about such an issue that most people are too scared to talk about. But, not everyone feels this way. Some people gave me a hard time because I’m a gym owner and personal trainer and I should be setting an example and I shouldn’t be going off to hide in shame to eat McDonalds.
I don’t completely disagree with the last statement, but to those who uttered those words to me (or wrote them in comment or in an email) I also say that if you’ve never gone through it, you just simply don’t understand. I’m the first person to admit that what I was doing was terrible. I was shame eating, saying one thing and doing another and I was not leading by the example I want to or that I preach to others. It was very hypocritical of me but at the same time, I was fighting some serious demons and I couldn’t control it.
Sharing my experience on here and talking about what I was going through was by far the best thing for me that I could have done for myself. I know what I wrote helped a lot of people out there but I think the person it helped the most was me. Since writing that post, I’ve felt like there was a huge weight lifted off of me, pun intended. I’ve been eating super clean and living the lifestyle I want to be living. The last 2 weeks have been nothing but strict Paleo and the two weeks before that were clean and strict Paleo minus one day each week that involved some beer and Thai food. There’s been no shame eating, no hiding my food, no fast food, no depression and a lot of happiness.
Over the past 4 weeks I’ve noticed some serious gains in the gym, my speed has gone up, my metabolic conditioning has increased, my digestive system seems very happy, I haven’t had any migraines and best of all, my stomach has tightened up and I’m starting to see my abs again. This all just once again proves that food controls everything. If you eat like shit, you look, feel and act like shit.
So I’m happy to say that I’m feeling great lately and that I know it all has to do with openly admitting that I have issues with food, getting rid of all the secrets and confronting my demons. I took control over my life and how I eat and if you’re someone who struggles with this, I’m here to tell you that you can too!