As many of you know, banking is hard on the mind and soul, but in its most brutal and unnerving form: it wrecks your body. Whether you're on Seamless, ordering in, or getting reimbursed for all of your meals, the fact of the matter is that it's difficult to pass up on that delicious steak -- every single day -- when you know you aren't paying for it.
But pass up you must, or in a year when you head in for your physical, the doctor will wonder whether the nurse pulled up the right chart.
Here's one way to do it: eat literally nothing. That's right -- nothing.
Now I'll be the first to admit, I think these sort of "diets" are pretty cool.
Once upon a time in college, I went for the 7-day fast. Everyone thought I was nuts, and claimed that the "detox diet" was a hoax. Indeed, there isn't a whole lot of science behind it -- but think about it conceptually: no food means the body must go into overdrive to survive, thereby burning off a lot of extra nonsense that it doesn't normally need to burn off. Makes PERFECT sense.
Anywho, I digress, but I did make it through the 7 days, and it was probably the most difficult thing I've ever done -- by day 4 I wasn't sleeping because my body was telling me to hunt and/or gather stuff to sustain.
This diet definitely got my attention, even though I think the guy is exaggerating some points. Probably a lot of points.
Anyway, this isn't a thread about starving yourself so much as it is a thread about trying to maintain a healthy diet while all of your meals are catered/out and comped. This is no easy feat, and I dare someone out there to try the food-less diet while working 16-hour days -- sounds like certain death (or at least a hospital visit)...challenge accepted?
Other than the big pink elephant in the room: exercising, what else do you guys out there do to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working?
I like to get up and go outside a few times a day, just to get some fresh air and get the circulation going. It's a great way to pass 5 minutes and a good way to get some (minimal) exercise. I also try to drink a ton of water -- generally over 1 gallon per day -- though that doesn't come without the requisite bathroom break every 40 minutes. Hey, I can still use my BlackBerry on the way to and from the bathroom -- don't look at me like I'm a slacker!
Let's hear it health-conscious bankers -- what's the plan? Salad every night (note: most restaurants salads are horrible for you)? Bring food from home?!?!?!?! (who the hell does that??)