"Normal" eating

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I apologise for the massive paragraph, but i kind of want to say all that i feel is necessary for my question.
I am in my fourth week and uni (first year). Since starting uni I have been going to the gym 3 times per week and going to the park to practice my sprinting 3 times a week. I have been doing this as I really want to be the fastest and strongest that I can be for football. The problem is that since starting the gym and focusing on fitness, i made the mistake of reading websites such as mens health that give workouts and nutrition tips. Websites such as these always stress that nutrition is as important, if not more, than working out. I would say that I kind of became (or have become) a little obsessed with following the nutrition "rules" that these websites provide, such as avoiding refined carbs and all forms of junk food, and I at one point started counting macros. However I stopped doing this as I realised that its a much better idea to get free meals at my student halls. So I started just eating the healthy foods that were being served at the student halls every day and for snacks i just eat nuts, seeds, granola, 0% fat greek yogurt, fruit or granola, I enjoy the foods that I am eating and I have always had a balanced diet with lots of fruit and veg but i always see other students (especially at dinner) enjoying the amazing desserts and other unhealthy foods like hash browns that are served every day at the halls, and Ive actually forgotten what "normal" eating for someone like me is. I see these students who look athletic and just generally healthy and are eating the amazing desserts served every day, and im always torn between thinking "im doing the right thing by avoiding that" or thinking "damn i wish i would just be able to enjoy myself". Am I doing the right thing by eating as I am, or am I just being an idiot and being worried about nothing?
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Find out how the pros do it
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Maybe find a good balance like one dessert a week as these foods will not benefit your health in any way other than making you happy so maybe it would be a reasonable compromise to have a treat each week


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Just because of what to do you can sometimes do things that what you want to do. Same type sometimes you can eat what you want to eat but not regularly so its not a big issue.
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