I’m a realist. Although when I read wonderful websites like Mark Sisson’s site and others, I do so very aware of the 80/20 rule, knowing that I’ll break it. And although I espouse carbs, truthfully I take a 90/10 rule towards carb intake. Why? Because it’s basically impossible to not eat carbohydrates. They’re everywhere, and will remain to be so. What I do is avoid the high-carb stuff.
Ideally, I would cook every meal/snack that I eat. But with a wife and two young kids, who do not eat like I do (though I’m hoping this will eventually change), this just isn’t realistic. For a number of reasons, including:
- Quality food costs more
- Meats, cheeses, etc. Heck, even beef jerky is freakin expensive for the amount you get!
- I can’t afford to buy food for everyone else and then for me
- I’m too lazy to cook myself
- I can eat the same things most days
- Eggs and bacon for breakfast
- a big ass salad for lunch, if I’m not on the go for work
- My wonderful wife almost always keeps me in mind when cooking dinner, so I can usually eat what the family eats for dinner, I just don’t eat the sides like potatoes, rice, pasta, french fries, french bread, corn, etc. etc. etc.
Here is the link to the nutritional info for this salad on their site. Be forewarned – there is a bug with their site – it keeps adding 1 to the quantity field. When I first went there it said 37g of carbs and I almost cried! Then I noticed it had defaulted to a quantity of 3 salads! Refreshing the page made it 4, and so on.