The boot camp I recently signed up for includes a session on nutrition to make sure we are eating properly. The sessions is more about having energy to do the boot camp activities than to prescribe a diet, but I’m already thinking that I should also use it to hack my eating habits.
I don’t treat my body well and it no longer feels like it is indestructible, the myriad of little aches and pains I notice throughout the day a sure sign I need to be a bit smarter, both with what I do with my body and what I put in it (FNAR!).
Part of this is education. I’ve a reasonable grasp on the basics of good nutrition and a balanced diet, or at least that’s what I tell myself, no doubt I could stand to learn more.
Given that boot camp lasts for 10 weeks I’m wondering what other changes I could make to my diet and eating habits.
My initial thought was to omit alcohol but as I hardly have any (almost none) from one week to another as it is, it wouldn’t really be that much of a stretch.
Instead I’m thinking I’ll omit sugar, at least in its most obvious guises of chocolate and sweets. I’m terrible for grazing the never ending supply of sweets and biscuits that appear at work and I always seem to manage to squeeze in a dessert at the end of a meal. So, for the 10 weeks of boot camp, I will avoid such things!.
I retain the right to have a thin smear of jam on toast (or as part of a PBJ) but aside from that I’ll eschew all other forms of non-natural sugar (refined? is that the phrase I should be using? See, edumachashun is what I be needings).
I am mindful that boot camp isn’t a magic wand. It won’t fix everything I need to with my diet and exercise habits but the simple fact is that it’s (another) first step. Let’s see where I end up in 10 weeks time.