Why would a gym serve free pizza? Why? Wtf? I can’t even….. #itsatrap #pappajohns #planetfitness #counterintuitive
Creating and maintaining healthy eating habits means that you won’t completely cut out any of your favorite foods. You can exercise and still eat pizza. You can be a healthy person while indulging in a fatty meal once per month. These pizza parties are a pretty awesome way for a gym to discourage it’s patrons from developing disordered eating patterns related to anorexia and orthorexia - Visibly showing that people don’t need to be ashamed of eating “bad” food is a wonderful thing!
Always remember that healthy eating habits include accepting that:
All foods can be healthy in moderation
Other people will enjoy eating foods that you do not, and that’s fine
Food does not negate or devalue your time exercising
Certain foods do not have to be completely cut out of your life just because they make you feel uncomfortable or guilty. Even if you choose not to eat them, it is okay and acceptable to be in the same room as them. Exposure does not make you any less healthy or in control.
You do not have the right to control another person’s diet or lifestyle. Every person has the right to make their own decisions without being shamed for it, no matter how you personally feel about their habits.
Just because you don’t enjoy looking at people eat does not mean that they should stop eating. It means that you should look away and stop treating their diet like it exists solely for your entertainment.
If Planet Fitness wants to give out pizza and bagels once every month, then it perfectly suits a healthy lifestyle for them to do so. They are forcing no one to participate or eat their food. For a gym to accept the fact that even junk food has a place in the healthiest diet? That’s a big deal and it’s worth acknowledging.
I wouldn’t go to a gym that DIDNT give out free food….and or pizza.
Its not like they are doing it everyday.
Hush and eat the pizza. That’s that ed mindset over there got you judging pizza.
I just joined PF and I’m totally stoked for free pizza. I’ve been eating clean while I’m at college because the “junk” tastes completely over processed and I won’t touch it. I would kill for some pizza, but I’m a poor college student that’s currently unemployed. When I go home for spring break, there’s not much food in my house. I am totally stoked for free food.
Everything is fine in moderation, my friends. If you are completely restrictive with your diet and don’t want pizza, MORE FOR ME!
Sorry guys, but I’m still baffled here. The gym is where you aspire to get to you maximum potential. Yes, pizza is good IN MODERATION, but where health is promoted this kind if food is unnecessary. After the gym, all I can think of having is my organic hemp protein powder and a nutritious meal.. NOT pizza. Even when I do want pizza, I secretly wish it had a whole wheat, GMO -free crust, tomato sauce, light cheese, and veggies.
I’m sure at the same cost, they can have a ton of raw fruits and veggies to munch on to give you energy and protein for muscle recovery and synthesis.
My maximum potential still involves pizza.
Having pizza for one meal per month is the epitome of eating it in moderation. How is maintaining such a balanced diet not healthy? Our choice of food doesn’t always have to be limited by what is “necessary,” it can sometimes just be fun, enjoyable, feel good and be a reminder that we have the right and ability to eat what makes us happy. It’s lovely that you personally think about hemp powder and light cheese - But none of that is ruined by other people eating some tasty and nutrient-rich pizza. Their choice of meal does not at all inhibit your’s.
Just sayin - It doesn’t matter how much money each individual meal costs, every person still has the right to control their own diet without being shamed for it. No one should feel bad for simply being in the vicinity of pizza once per month. This sort of passive-aggressive “my way is so much healthier and better for synthesis” rhetoric is what’s completely unnecessary here.
If you’re genuinely baffled by the idea that people can be both active and can add their favorite meals into a balanced diet, then it’s time to step back and talk with a counselor about your relationship with food and exercise. Seriously.