The keys here:
1. I took my time so I realized when I was full.
2. I had two pieces and not three because I didn't feel like I was "cheating" and needed to get it in.
3. I didn't feel horrible about it, throw in the nutrition towel, and chase it with five handfuls of Doritos.
4. I just smiled and enjoyed.
Now how can this change your life and the way you look and feel?
We've coached thousands of parents, busy professionals, and successful folks from every walk of life. We get it. We are those people.
One thing we know is that to succeed long term with your eating and overall health, you need to be able to eat pizza...or cake...or have a beer...without guilt.
Without shame and stress.
Those things are what most times cause diets and plans to fail.
It's almost never the actual choice of food, especially when you are working with a coach and eating really well 80%+ of the time.
The negative emotions are what cause you to go off the rails. If you can simply enjoy the pizza and move on to the next choice...you will be just fine.
If you decide that you've "failed" or "ruined your diet" you are in trouble.
Now if you even think about a long term plan that doesn't have room for some off-the-menu items like pizza or dessert...please connect with us.
We can save you the time and stress you'll waste trying to succeed on that one.
YOU ARE GOING TO EAT PIZZA...IT'S OK. : )
Just remember the keys from above.
Take your time and enjoy.
Moderate the amount.
Don't throw in the towel and chase it with extra high-calorie food.
AND SMILE. PLEASE.
Let me know what food you beat yourself up for eating. Is it pizza? Alcohol? All of the above??
Whatever it is...with a little help and little less emotion...you can win.
About the Author: Dave Regula is the co-founder of TrAk Athletics. After a record-setting Ivy-League football career, Dave spent 15 years in the Trading Pits of the Chicago Board of Trade where he spent all of his free time in the gym and coaching fitness and nutrition online. In 2015 he and his wife, 2x Olympian Lauren (the real athlete in the family) moved to Akron, Ohio to start TrAk Athletics and raise their three kids.