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I didn't feel cheap or easy, and I know I definitely wasn't fast that day; all I knew was that I had had a revelation: eating crap food = crap runs. I didn't want that anymore, so I've since not had fish and chips, and make sure I eat whole foods and balanced meals to give me good fuel for my runs. This was the first revelation.
The second revelation happened after watching Channel 4's Secret Eaters, a show about obese people that claim to have a healthy diet full of fruit and veg (every single person on that show says it, and I know, I said it up top too), and can't understand how they've become so large. Hidden cameras are set up in their homes, with their permission, to record their food habits over a week. These people are also followed by private investigators when they go out, who further document their poor food choices and habits. It's a sensational show and in some ways, trashy reality TV in my opinion, but it's full of very interesting facts on food choices, habits and caloric content. Like the people on the show, we assume that what we're eating has lower caloric content than it actually does, and we also don't take into account that tasting foods while we're cooking it, or picking off other's plates, also = calories. Every single person on the show is a secret eater, and has a total eye-opener when they watch their secret footage. What hit home for me was when they featured in two separate episodes, two people who were very active but couldn't seem to shift the weight. Both would run (one was marathon training), bike, workout like crazy, then eat extremely fattening food, and/or large quantities of food, but couldn't figure out why they were still the same size. After watching this, I now acknowledge that I too am a secreat eater.