I saw an article in the New York Times this week that states that being fat and fit is better than being skinny and unfit.  Finally, I can be proud of my “obese” BMI!  It is true, I am .8 above the healthy range.  Of course this doesn’t take into account my muscular Tiny Turner legs.  There is a guy in my office who is extremely tall and slender and can eat whatever he wants.  And stay slender.  I’ve seen him consume a huge bag of Twizzlers.  One day he brought in doughnut holes and I think his consumption reached the 40’s?  I look at a doughnut hole and my pants get tighter.  But, on the inside I am healthier!  He may look more fit than I do on the outside, but I guarantee by the time he was about to pass out on the treadmill I’d just be starting to break a sweat.  I’m down with being fat and fit.

Not only am I physically fit, I eat well, too.  I’ve pretty much cut my diet down to real foods.  No processed crap.  No artificial anything.  Basically, if it doesn’t have a mom and a dad, I don’t eat it.  With the exception of steel cut oats.  They were most likely adopted.  Of course there are the exceptions of eating out, sweets and wine.  In those cases its all about moderation.  The majority of the time I try to eat in the Zone.  Which is 40-30-30.  Its well balanced and definitely jives the best with my body.  I eat meats, loads of veggies and always make sure to throw in some olive oil, nuts or peanut butter.  Its all about numbers.  What can I say, I’m an accountant?  I like things to be balanced.

This transition has been gradual and I don’t think I look any different, but I can definitely tell a difference in how I feel.  The main thing is more energy.  I used to bonk everyday around 5-7pm, like barely have the energy to walk from my desk out to my car.  Now, not so much.  I hit the gym about that time. 

You’d be amazed at how much more satisfying whole foods are than processed stuff.  Its like night and day.  You should try it.

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