Heard this come out of my mouth and it actually sounded worthy of being article written.
I get asked.
“Andrew, what should I be eating?”
I can give you a list, I literally could write out a long ass list of foods and say to you.
“Pick out of them, see ya later.”
Not my approach though (amigo).
Firstly you need to distinguish between food and processed foods.
This should help you get clear:
Walk into a supermarket, well most anyway.
In front of you are usually 2 isles.
Groceries, Veg, Fruit, Meat, Eggs, Poultry and sometimes Fish.
All these foods are ‘single ingredient’…
A potato is a potato, an aubergine is an aubergine, chicken is chicken.
Getting my drift.
ASK YOURSELF THIS: When did you last overeat a ‘single ingredient’ food.
‘Dave, you shouldn’t of left me with the carrots alone I just ate 34 of em!’
Nah, doesn’t happen does it!
Now look at the other 8-10 isles.
Its in a can, a bag, mixed with other foods and derived of anything that actually enables us to digest it properly.
Here is my approach.
Eat more from the first 2 isles.
I don’t care about how much you’ve been eating.
Just get MORE from those 2 isles.
Then continue to do so.
Until you’re at about an 80/20 split.
When 20% of your diet consists of pizza, ice cream and alcohol.
You know what?
For those of you who want chiseled abs or sub 10% body fat, go speak to a competition coach.
Because I am not your man and we won’t get on.
I haven’t got time for dealing with peoples eating disorders and obsessions with fat calipers.
I just want you to eat more of the stuff you need, little less of the stuff you don’t.
Then enjoy that 20% guilt free, any less than that and your life still start to suck.
Trust me, its not worth it either.
Here's a truth bomb, you may not like it.
No one gives a shit you got abs, they really don’t!
Not your Mum, Dad, Sister or Friends…
You think your mates are jealous but chances are they’ll actually just resent you after a while.
The way my mind works its all about aiming for that 80%.
No cheat meals! I don’t get hung up on food, but if you see me doing my food shop.
I’ll spend most my time buying things I haven’t tried before in those first two isles.
Then fill my basket with 20% of some shitty foods like Chewits and the odd chocolate bar and give absolutely zero fucks.