Eat More. Do Less.

What’s Up With The Name?

UPDATE: This is a re-post since it’s been a long time since I’ve shared this. It probably needs to be made into a page at some point.

When I came up with the name for the site, I had no idea second breakfast was actually a thing. I’ve never seen any of the Lord of the Ring movies, nor will I ever. Apparently hobbits eat 7 meals a day. Wait, maybe I’m a hobbit! But it seems that IRL (in real life), second breakfast is actually a common meal in Bavaria, Poland, Vienna, and Austria. I’m now thinking about moving to one of these countries.

Flickr Image by woodleywonderworks

So where did the name came from?

Sometimes my job requires me to travel to conventions as an exhibitor. There will occasionally be an exhibitor breakfast on Saturday morning before the exhibit hall opens. Such was the case a few weeks ago.

I had my ham, egg, and cheese croissant at the hotel (only meal under 600 calories they had) and a cup of coffee. When I got to the convention center, I went to fetch more coffee from the exhibitor lounge. And there it was. Tables of eggs, sausage, potatoes, pastries, and muffins. I figured I’d be healthy and just have a plate of eggs.

As I was standing in line I realized I wasn’t even hungry. I’d just had breakfast. I was going to eat 500 more calories just because it was there and it was free. How is that the healthy choice?

Later I told a coworker (that did partake of the goodies) that I was about to eat second breakfast just because of the availability but managed to recognize it for what it was and make better choices. Then it hit to me. That is what this half of this journey has been about, recognizing poor choices and avoiding them. That is a HUGE part of my success thus far.

So No Second Breakfast (or any other meal) is how I’ve dropped the weight I’ve lost. That and getting brutalized several times a week in the gym (or box for those that drink the Crossfit Kool Aid). NSB is representative of making better choices that contribute to improving my health and fitness.

What is your Achilles heal when it comes to eating the wrong foods?