Tomorrow is the biggest football game in the country and one of my favorite days of the year! I love NFL football. It’s really the only sport I follow anymore despite the controversies surrounding it (concussions, drug abuse, arrests). The way I feel about the NFL is kind of the way I felt about meat before I gave it up. I loved it and ignored the environmental, ethical and health concerns around eating it and the way animals are treated. I’m just not ready to give up on football yet. I grew up playing it until I got too small for it. All the other kids kept growing and I maxed out at 5’6”! Anyhoo. Lots of people will be making lots of questionable decisions around what they consume tomorrow, myself included. What? Did you really think I just ate kale and quinoa all the time? Look, this is one day a year and I’m probably exaggerating a little on what I’ll eat. I’ll have some nachos and probably(definitely) a piece of cake because it’s a birthday/super bowl party we’re going to. Everyone has to figure out what works for them but for me I choose to eat clean, healthy foods 80-90% of the time and then once or twice a week I loosen the reigns a little bit. I’ve found this works well for me now that I’m a maintenance level with my weight. But I also have to be honest with myself to not take it too far. I know how easy it is to let a cheat meal become a cheat day become a cheat weekend etc. A good coach can help you around issues like this offering support and accountability to find what works for you. One bit of advice before the big game, don’t forget about the rest of the week. Get what you need from the store, cut some veggies, make a quick soup or whatever you do for lunch/dinner prep for the week and then kick back and enjoy yourself. Have fun I know I will! Just remember, if you can’t be good, be good at it!