I typically lead a pretty non-indulgent, healthy lifestyle. 3 meals a day usually include leafy greens. I don't eat fast food, no processed food, and minimal carbs. Keeping fruits and vegetables in my house is a challenge, because they are eaten so fast!
So I work out hard 6 days a week, eat fairly clean, but what I see in the mirror just doesn't add up. I don't look like someone who (on average) runs 25 miles/week, bikes 30-60 miles, and lifts 3 days.
Well, I've found the culprit.
It's called the candy jar full of chocolate covered coffee beans, and dark chocolate kisses, and red vines at work.
It's the M & M's I "treat" myself with after dinner at night.
Every now and then these "cheats" are okay, but it's more of a daily thing than a "cheat".
So myself and 2 other girlfriends (and training buddies) are challenging each other to a week of only putting "good" and nourishing food in our bodies! If we make it 2 weeks, we are treating ourselves to a pedicure.
So far it's really been easy! It's always that 1st taste of sinfulness that keeps you coming back for more, right?
To keep me from snacking in the evenings at home, I've been making pitchers of infused water and drinking tons of it. (This is the time of year where I get so dry and dehydrated! The desert is in full force right now!)
It's also really helpful to have other people to hold you accountable. I've tried doing little challenges like this before, but usually I'll falter.
What's your diet nemesis? Candy? Chips? Soda? I definitely have an unfortunate sweet tooth.