We’ve all got something that’s our Kyptonite, whether or not you were born with the name Kal-El. For me, it’s food that starts with the letter “C,” ends in “E,” and rhymes with “peas.” I can’t past walk the cheese counter without salivating over the bries and the blues. Or, the aged gouda with the crystals…or that one with the…see?
This is why I rarely buy cheese. Because, even though I know that one ounce of cheese (approximately the size of two dice) is 100 calories, if it’s in my house, I’m probably going to inhale that whole wedge in a night. Two, tops. It’s my weakness.
Let’s be honest. Moving > not moving. But, if you’re like most Americans, you spend an average of 56 hours a week just sitting. In fact, hours probably go by without you having moved from your desk. Or the couch.
I didn’t believe it either, but then I spent a couple days wearing a Fitbit Flex and lo and behold, I noticed that if I didn’t make a concerted effort to get up and walk around, I would clock in less than 1000 steps before 3pm. Combine that with going out to dinner or binge-watching shows after work and that makes for not much movement. Even if I did my daily workout.
Now that you’ve cleared your pantry of all unhealthy things, it’s time to fill it with staples. Here are some of the staples we recommend:
• Whole grain bread and/or pasta
• Brown rice
• Canned beans
• Olive oil
You heard us right. Your challenge today is to empty your desk, cupboards, fridge, freezer, car, and secret snack stash drawer of foods and drinks you shouldn’t be eating. If you want to reach your fitness goal by summer, prevent temptation by removing all junk food from your house. If the packaged foods are unopened, donate them. Read the labels, if a food has un-pronounceable additives or anything ending in -ose (that’s sugar), it goes.