Estimated article read time 5-7 mins.
Broken down into four sections.
- What the heck does that even mean?
- The Meaning of “More skinny days than fat days”
- My takeaway
- Her equation
What the heck does that even mean?
An interesting component of having a girlfriend, a spouse, or a significant other is you hear statements that leave you feeling…well, puzzled.
Recently, my girlfriend joyful exclaimed out of nowhere, “I noticed I’m having more skinny days than fat days.” To this I immediately think (Not say out loud. Gents, it’s very important to think before you speak), “What? More skinny days than fat days? What in God’s name is she talking about?”
For one reason or another, I can’t empathize with her sentiment “skinny days and fat days.” One thing I could do was launch a full fledged investigation on what this statement means.
To get to the bottom of this mystery I asked, “Hmm, more skinny days than fat days? That’s great! What do you mean by that?”
Side note. My girlfriend has formulated some pretty good habits. I think she’s beautiful just the way she is. Fortunately for her, I genuinely did not know what she meant, specifically, by her “skinny day” statement.
Keep in mind that she is 25 years old. She did have coronavirus. This does not devalue what she has done.
Her age represents a quick return on investment. At 25 years old she’ll see quicker results than she will at 50. The return on investment takes longer the older we are to maturate. During the period in which she had the virus she consumed far less restaurant/fast foods and sweets. She also cut out alcohol. The key here is good habit formulation. Good habit formation works at any age.
Let’s take a dive into what “more skinny days than fat days” means to her.
The Meaning of “More skinny days than fat days”
All I did was ask my girlfriend, “How do you define a skinny day?” She talked for roughly a minute or two and this is what she said.
GF: How I define a skinny day? If my stomach is flat.
How I define a fat day? If I feel bloated and puffy.
I notice some weeks my thighs are smaller than other weeks. When I’m eating healthier and working out more I feel like I have more muscle definition all over.
Me: What have you been eating?
GF: I eat oatmeal for with low-sugar, high fiber, high protein with blueberries and strawberries for breakfast. Sometimes I’ll have one of your healthy green smoothies, or Raw Organic Meal.
I’m eating lean meats for lunch or low-sodium veggie filled soups or salads.
I have something different every night for dinner. Some nights I have healthy hearty greens, like asparagus, with a lean protein. Usually chicken or salmon. On an unhealthy night I’ll have Thai or pizza. I make sure I workout extra hard the next day if I eat unhealthy.
I cut back on unhealthy options. I eat a lot less fast food and way less sugar. Instead of ice cream, I’ll have a dark chocolate covered banana. I used to eat a pint of ice cream whenever I got a craving.
I’ve been eating a lot more vitamins and drinking a lot more water, especially with lemons. The lemon water curbs my cravings and makes me feel like I’m at a spa.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I’m drinking less. When I do have something to drink it’s wine and non-sugary cocktails. Only skinny margaritas, but sometimes I have a real cosmo.
Her body is responding very well to a diet that is mostly non-processed, low-sodium, less added-sugar foods. Her diet consists mostly of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. It seems gluten levels are low, alcohol intake is low, and she consumes far more water, specifically lemon water.
This indicates to me that her inflammation levels are low. She is giving herself more quality sleep.
Her age and the virus have an impact on her results, to what extent, we don’t know. What we do know is she has been eating healthy, sleeping well, and finding optimal hydration consistently.
From this information, I developed a theory that may promote “more skinny days than fat days equation” for her**.
**everyone is different. It’s important to find a one-of-a-kind equation that works best for you.
(Fruits+veggies+hydration) + (less fast foods+less alcohol+less gluten) x (regular exercise +better sleep) =
“I noticed I’m having more skinny days than fat days!”
Time will tell if this equation works in the long run. It seems like a fool proof equation. I mean, less booze, better sleep, and proper nutrition. It’s not like this is rocket science.
Ultimately, it’s super powerful to be aware of what you are doing to care for your body. Your optimal health isn’t about a ‘skinny’ or ‘fat’ day. Increase your awareness of what you put in your body and positive results will inevitably follow.