Let me start with I am not someone obsessed with my weight. I weigh myself maybe once every two months. I generally know what I weigh. I know it fluctuates. I know this is normal. But now I am curious about this whole “ideal” race weight thing. I not unhappy with my current weight. Nor do I believe I need to lose weight. I have done a little reading and searched for some books, but I am really just at the beginning of this. I want to know more.
I also do not diet. I do watch what I eat. I believe those are very different things. I have never gone on a fad diet. (Disclaimer: I am the daughter of a dietitian who worked with people with eating disorders). Most of the fad diets out there are absolutely ridiculous especially if you know the science behind them. My mom brought us up with the mentality of moderation. You can eat what you want, but look at portion size. I flat out refuse to cut entire food groups out of my diet. Should I eat a pound of cheese for dinner? No, and I know that would be stupid. Can I have dessert? Of course, but probably not every night and not a serving that would feed four people.
So a few question:
- Have you ever tried to get to an ideal race weight?
- What did you do to figure out what this ideal race weight is?
- What articles or book do you recommend?
- Anything else you want to share?
Please don’t send me diet advice. I don’t want that and will ignore it.