I started eating the same thing every day when I was 19. That was 23 years ago, and I’ve been doing it ever since.
Back then, it was a simple rotation of white fish and broccoli, and eggs with ground beef. Nothing fancy.
Every few years, I get the itch to change things up — wild, I know!
Like in 2013 when I landed on beef, broccoli, and olive oil, and stayed there until 2017. That’s when I shifted to what I still eat today; cauliflower rice, chicken, ground beef, eggs, broccoli, Primal Kitchen Mayo (delicious), and sauerkraut.
Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t experiment or have the occasional bacon-wrapped steak or donut-wrapped donut, but rather that out of 730 meals/year, about 97% is routine.
I do it because it helps me look how I want to look and play like I want to play.
I do it so I can care less about food and more about everything else.
I do it because it takes the guesswork out of mealtime and frees my mind for things I love.
I do it because I’ve been doing it for decades, and everything I measure says I’m still as healthy as ever.
And every time an athlete joins me in this so-called “Rutine,” they say the same thing.
“It’s so much easier to stay on track when you don’t have to worry about what I’m going to eat.
So this week, ignore the little voice that says you deserve variety and try eating the same meal for lunch every day.