And for me, that makes me an interesting (and potentially big) person! I have a reputation for consumption—and fortunately I have good metabolism. Pizza and cookies are standard Darden club fare—but based on my week at the Human Performance Institute, that’s a real disconnect when trying to manage energy.
Since I have returned (about a month), I’ve tried following their basic strategies. Nothing fancy or complicated. Not starving myself, nor avoiding the occasional treat (okay, that’s my definition of occasional). But I am eating differently. I am thinking about energy sustainability. Learning just a bit of the physiology, the glycemic index and the science of nutrition are helpful, but even the USDA provides good guidance in the recent launch of ChooseMyPlate.org: two servings of carbs, two servings of fruits and vegetable, and a protein. Each serving about a handful. Then a reasonable, healthy snack in between meals and before bedtime. It’s working for me so far. Haven’t lost any weight, but I’m not really hungry much either. And my energy level is, well, more level (if you know me, amount of energy is probably not my issue, but focused energy is, and my focus is, well, more focused).
I have a lot more to learn on this subject, but I believe there’ is something to it. As I learn more, I’ll share. Meanwhile, my friend Carrie’s blog, The Happiness Chronicles, frequently contains recipes that fit the bill.