My views on nutrition is that it's exactly like life. It's about balance. I'm a big fan of eating, and I enjoy eating a LOT. I make sure that my eyes are as big as my stomach, and whenever I eat, I ALWAYS make sure that I eat til I am full. NOT FILLED. There's a big difference between filling yourself up and being full. When you fill yourself up, you eat too much, and put more than enough calories within your body, ensuring that it becomes fat. However, I do have a guideline regarding balance:
25% meats (protein and fats)
25% pasta, rice, bread... basically carbs
and for dessert, any kind of fruit.
No fried foods
No desserts (unless it's fruit)
No carbonated beverages... in fact, the only drinks I'm allowed to drink is water, unsweet tea, 100% juice, and milk.
No fast food restaurants
No snacks unless they're veggies
No eating 3 hours before bedtime
Drink a gallon of cold water every day
Eat vitamin gummy bears!
Eat at least 3 meals a day, breakfast and lunch being the largest two meals
So basically... everything else is free game
Dates that I am Exempt from these Rules:
Holidays, Birthdays, Weddings, and other special occasions