No. Really. I do.

I love the act of eating. I love food of all kinds. This includes junk food. All different types of junk food. I like sweets. I like salty stuff. I like chocolate. I like grease. I like gravy. I like it all.

I wish I could bring in a box of donuts every day. I wish I could go home after work and eat a bag of chips with a frozen pizza on the side. For dessert, I’d eat a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and cheesecake on a stick.

And you know what? I do just that from time to time. And you know what? I’m still lean. You know why? Moderation.

No, eating a whole bag of chips is not moderate. Neither is a baker’s dozen donuts. But those things are just one discrete instance in time. The overall trend of my diet (in terms of calories), over time, is always level or pointing downward. Therefore, I binge in moderation. I also “starve” myself in moderation. In the end, I get to be as fat as I can possibly stand….a couple times a month.

No one likes being average, but the more I learn about nutrition, the more I learn little intricacies and “optimal”, the more I realize that if you take a gigantic step back from all of it, it all just boils down to this:

Everything in moderation….including moderation. (No, I did not come up with that quote, but I don’t remember who did.)

Now, please excuse me; I need to go find my bag of chocolate chips.

** UPDATE!! Tonight (9/15/2011) I had 5 chocolate chip cookies and some venison steak for supper. And beer.

Don’t Miss Your Chance

I was stuck in Corporate America for 9 years. I was miserable.

Then I took control.

You can too, and it starts right here.