My Love Affair with Awesomely Bad Food

by Robb Sutton

Ok…I admit it. I have an absolute love affair with awesomely bad food. When I walk through a QuikTrip gas station, I can not walk by the glorious sign that reads “chicken, bacon and cheese taquito”. Seriously…how can you deny all of the best food groups in one tortilla wrap that only gets better with age? It is un-human to not desire, loath and dream about fatty foods that are full of tastes that stimulate even the worst taste buds. To make matters worse…I feel this way about all foods that barely register anything healthy that promotes life. Bring on the McDonald’s double cheeseburger, beef jerky, the office candy bowl…I am ready for it all in the quest to find the best tasting, worst for you food on the planet because we all know…everything is better with bacon!

Time for a Reality Check

I write a lot about self improvement on, and when it comes to my diet…that is one area that could use a lot of work. Luckily, I have a beautiful wife that cooks fantastic, healthy dinners. I also have an extremely high metabolism and a thyroid condition that keeps the weight off during these food exploits, so my weight is in check. In reality, this need to buy and consume food that has little to no nutritional value is not good for my overall well-being.

Your diet and exercise directly affects your mood and overall happiness. The healthier you are…the better you feel. This seems like an incredibly simple concept and it is. The more we take care of our bodies for the future, the clearer our thoughts will be and…in turn…we will be more productive in our ventures to live a happier, more fulfilling life.

So what do I need to do?

I need to start eating healthier in my quest to live every minute to the fullest. This does not mean that I have to be some calorie counting health nut, but it does mean I need to pass by the taquito stand and resist the urge to partake in sugar filled, waste that my body as to process and spit out like a virus.

As you look into the daily habits that you fill your life with, are you eating food that is counter productive to your goal? It is not going to be easy, but once you change your lifestyle and make it a habit…you will wonder how you ever lived the other way to begin with. Do you need some fancy program or a life coach? No…you just need to make a conscience effort to live a happier and healthier life.


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paulo June 30, 2009 - 11:09 pm

I love taquitos! Same problem except I have to fix my own meals and sometimes they leave much to be desired. I have been trying to cook and eat healthier and I have made improvements except for the occasional Mac attack. I have found that by starting simple you can slowly phase in a healthier eating regime. I started by giving up everything with processed white flour and/or white sugar. Easy way to start. Just the change to whole grains added a noticeable rise in energy. Step by step you make changes and you realize that you have been drowning your system in garbage for years.

This is a great subject Robb. Maybe other readers can add some eating tips. Who knows there might be an MTB by 198 nutrition /cook book in this.

Robb Sutton July 1, 2009 - 7:08 am

Taquitos are incredible!!!! Starting slowly is the key…when you try to do it all at once, you are really setting yourself up for failure. MTB by 198 has some projects like that on the books! I have to get through the launch on this site first though…coming very soon…

Mike July 1, 2009 - 6:34 am

I noticed that just by eating more healthy and exercising on a regular basis it’s helped with everything from being more awake during the day to being able to better focus when working. Of course, I’m just eating more healthy right now, I have a long way to go because I have a problem avoiding fast food places and think that I don’t have time to make the truly healthy meals.

Robb Sutton July 1, 2009 - 7:06 am

It is amazing how small changes can make such a big difference. I just wish that eating healthier took the same time and money as eating like crap!


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