A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to have lunch with Jared Fogle â€œThe Subway Guyâ€. Fun RIGHT?
The blog friends and Jared.
We all joined around a table for lunch while Jared gave us a brief synopsis of his story. I have to say it was super inspiring!!Â JaredÂ spoke about his lifelong struggle with his weight and the steps that he has taken over the past 13 years to stay healthy. He said that deep down he always knew what he should and shouldnâ€™t be doing but just made poor choices. Most of his poor eating decisions were made outside the house. His journey to his amazing weight loss all started when he was in college and decided one day that he was going to make a change. He started eating two subway sandwiches his favorite being the sweet onion chicken sandwich!
He emphasized portion control as being critical to weight loss success adding that â€œyou have to be smarter than the menuâ€. Once you understand and control what you are putting in your body everything else will fall into place.
While we ate our subs, he gave some tips that have worked for him over the years:
*Donâ€™t splurge everyday; splurge every now and then.Â And donâ€™t let your â€œnow and thenâ€ become everyday.
*Once you reach your goal weight, you have to continually re-evaluate where you are.Â Jared said that heâ€™s noticed as he gets older, it takes more work and more exercise to maintain his weight.
*When heâ€™s at home, he exercises every day.Â He has a personal trainer and says itâ€™s completely worth the investment because his trainer pushes him harder than he would on his own.
*Jaredâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Resolution is to work out more regularly while on the road and traveling; itâ€™s more of a struggle to work out while traveling instead of being in a routine at home.
*When eating out, â€œbe smarter than the menuâ€ meaning avoid the deep fried foods, ask for all sauces on the sides, ask for things that might not be on the menu.
*He still eats Subway multiple times a week when traveling because he knows itâ€™s healthy and knows exactly whatâ€™s going on it and he can customize it to what he wants.
He also let me get into his pants, you can check that out here 😉
What an amazing journey and inspiration Jared has to share!!!
Eat to live as opposed to living to eat â€“ Jared
RememberÂ itâ€™s FebruANYTM Â at Subway â€“ Any regular Footlong Sub is just $5 February 1st â€“ 29th.
Head on over to Subway today.