Monday, October 31, 2011

Feeding Fat vs Feeding Muscle

While listening to an interview with Lou Ferrigno today on the Adam Carolla podcast, Lou mentioned training intensely now as he did during his body-building days, both with the amount of weight he lifts and how he watches what he eats.

He said something very simple that made a lot of sense:  "Do you want to feed fat or do you want to feed muscle"?

When I make decisions about what to eat, I know I can stay within my energy limits by making nutritionally dense and and muscle-feeding choices, or I can feed fat by eating sliders.  

So, this week, I'll practice Lou's simple, mindful check-in before I eat and ask "Do I want to feed fat or do I want to feed muscle?"
9 months banded.  57 pounds lost.


  1. Good idea...good Luck on your challenge.

  2. Congrats on your 57 pounds lost!

    I wanted to ask if you'd post about my doctoral dissertation study. While it's hard losing weight on your own, it's not necessarily easier with a spouse or partner. Sometimes partners/spouses undermine weight loss through acts like complaining about healthier food, gifting high-caloric foods, or even through abusive language/acts. I'm creating an anonymous, online survey to assess for partner undermining and to learn more from those who experience it.

    To be eligible to take the survey, participants need to have experienced this in their current relationship (of at least the past 2 years), and have been participating in a weight loss program for the past 5 consecutive weeks. For more info, see http://tinyurl.com/Clark-Study