So my goal every winter has been to fix my diet and so far have been unsuccessful. To keep the back story short, I was basically brought up on chicken McNugget happy meals and never grew out of it. Raced bmx and mtb’s from age 7-16, was pretty sedentary through my 20’s and my weight crept up to around 220lbs in my early 30’s (I’m around 5’5”). Got back into bikes about 5 years ago and pretty quickly dropped down and leveled off around 175lbs with a beer belly that won’t disappear. My diet might have improved a little but still not what I would call healthy by any means.
Now when I say I’m picky, it’s bad. Real bad. If you look up selective eating disorder that seems to describe me pretty good from what I’ve seen. I stick to the most basic, plain, bland things I can find. Anything with weird spices or seasonings I can’t stand to be around or even smell. I’m a plain cheeseburger or pepperoni pizza kind of guy.
My “healthy” go-to meal for dinner is 3 or 4 scrambled eggs with a piece of avocado toast and a piece of peanut butter toast. I eat fast food more often than I care to mention and cereal is my weak point. Potatoes are good with me, even sweet potatoes. The only veggies I can stomach are carrots, celery, kale, asparagus and avocados. But they have to be plain. I can do broccoli sparingly in a kale and whey protein smoothie. The smell of steamed or cooked veggies makes me gag. I’m pretty good when it comes to fruit but working 10hrs a day it’s hard to make it to the grocery often to keep up on the fresh foods.
Despite all this I do pretty good racing bikes somehow and have a decent ftp (3.75 w/kg). I just feel like if I can fix this I’ll really be flying lol.
So not really sure what I’m asking or looking for here but I thought maybe this would be a start to get going in the right direction. Maybe there’s someone on here who’s been through something similar. Or perhaps suggestions of bland, healthy, easy to make foods I could try, I don’t know lol