There's one scene where John Cusack is running out the door and eating something that causes his sister (played by real life sister Joan, say whaaat?!) to exclaim,
"Why do you eat that stuff? There's no food in your food!"
Part of the whole healthy lifestyle thing is food. Gah, food. My favorite being those of the chocolate variety. I'm pretty sure I could eat chocolate all the time every day forever. Unfortunately, neither my pants nor my decision to live a healthy life agree with that statement. Thus, chocolate is a treat (as it should be).
When I first started trying to be healthy and lose weight, I subscribed a lot to the mentality that all calories are created equal. I ate a lot of diet foods. A lot of hundred calorie snack packs. A lot of Lean Cuisines. A lot of spray butter. And a lot of Diet Coke (still inching my way slowly away from this one. Yes I know it's cancer juice, but this is a process people).
And you know what? I was hungry all the time. I didn't understand. "Wahhhh, dieting is hard. Waahhh, I'm so hungry." There was a lot of whining.
And then one day I realized something. There's no food in my food. I'm hungry all the time because I'm eating high fructose corn syrup, beef extract and maltodextrin. Yum.
I decided to swap out my $3.00 Lean Cuisine for lunch with a turkey sandwich with lettuce and cheese. I noticed not only was I not ready to devour an entire cake or seven an hour later...I wasn't hungry again until dinner time.
It took some adjustment and I definitely don't subscribe to any kind of raw or no processed food ever type of lifestyle (though I admire and applaud those that do, I hope someday to be where you are!) but I can happily say that around 90% of the food I eat is REAL food. Breakfast:
|Hard boiled egg and Greek yogurt with granola, blackberries, and chia seeds.|
|Turkey sandwich with lettuce, cheese, and hummus on sunflower seed bread and a salad with Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette.|
Maybe Lloyd could have made it as a kickboxer (a new and exciting sport back in '89) if his diet had consisted of more than beef jerky and slurpees.