Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dieting? Quit BSing Yourself....

One of my best friends is a personal trainer named Rachel. She is a wonderful gal but extremely honest about diet and fitness. She will tell you how it is! Rachel does a weekly feature on my blog (Hip As I Wanna Be) called "Fitness Friday."

I thought you guys might be interested in this week's feature on clean eating. Very compelling! (It is a two part post so be sure to check out both of them.)


Stop BS’ing Yourself!

I’ll start off by admitting that I have extremely high standards when it comes to what I consider “eating well.” To me, eating well means eating very few, if any, pre-packaged processed or refined foods. It means eating a diet consisting of nutritious whole foods—plenty of fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, lean protein, healthy fats, and of course, plenty of water. It means eating at regular intervals, not skipping meals, and not overindulging. In the fitness world, this is known as “clean eating”.

As a personal trainer and weight management intern at a hospital-based weight loss program, I talk to people all day about their diet and exercise choices. Most often I hear people say, “I don’t exercise at all but I eat really well” or “I exercise regularly and I eat well but I just can’t get this weight off.” How come then, if all these people are eating well, they are still so overweight?

I’m not trying to be crass, but I’ve got to call the BS flag.



  1. Good Lord Almighty, I am getting it from every corner of the blogosphere. I hear you, I hear you. I am stepping away from the bad stuff. BUT you can have my Diet Coke when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.

  2. Oh I am a full fledged foodie BS-er. I love food, that's one of my big problems. Cooking is a creative outlet for me. I do try to start with "clean" foods and sometimes I succeed. But I'll confess here and now to all... um... 15 of you (thank GOD this blog hasn't taken off yet.. he he) that stress totally derails me. I'm a stress eater, stress chef and closet stress induced consumer of fast food. There are days were the grind and demand of being a mom of four, struggling to build my business, make my marriage work (no matter how great EVERY marriage is work), keeping the cats and kids from killing one another just do me in. I forget to take out the good stuff and instead turn to the easy stuff. I'm working on it but, boy is it hard some days! Oh and I can't be without my Pepsi Max.. though I have a sneaking suspicion that Pespi is going to do away with it, thus releasing me up on the public at large non-caffeinated non-sugar free non-hopped up on ginseng.. shudder