SO MANY DIET BOOKS.
Or wait, is that whole 30?
The options are endless and there is a never ending amount of books on each subject just in case you are not confused enough.
Currently, 2 out of 3 people are overweight and 1 out of 3 is obese. Why when we have more books, gyms, and meal plans than ever before are things getting worse?
Everyone is confused, thinks they are broken and that the simple won’t cut it.
But you know that an apple is better than a bag of Dorito’s. We all KNOW what to eat. We just don’t do it.
Don’t worry. We are here for you.
To hold you accountable to the simple.
Forget all the elimination, starvation, strict, fancy diets and meal plans; here is what we want you to focus on:
1. Pick a meal in your day… breakfast, lunch, dinner, what evs.
2. Slowly make it better.
3. Focus on getting to a lean serving of protein, veggies, and a piece of fruit or a bit of starch.
Your current breakfast may be a grande coffee with 2 pumps of syrup along side a sausage biscuit with a bag of candy. Start by replacing the candy with a piece of fruit.
Or maybe replace the sausage biscuit with some boiled eggs.
Eventually, that will be easy. You may even find you enjoy it more because your stomach feels better and you have more energy throughout the morning. Then you can try dropping down to a coffee with a bit of cream & sugar, maybe even black.
The point is you are trying to improve your habits. You are already eating breakfast, just replace it with one that works better for you.
You don’t have to be overly strict and count out how many berries you eat, we aren’t getting ready for a bodybuilding show or training for the Olympics.
Just trying to lose some body fat, fit into our clothes better and make the doctor happy at the next checkup.
In fact, this all or nothing approach is why all these great diet books are selling like wildfire, but everyone is gaining weight and failing every attempt at a “healthy lifestyle”.
Would you expect to go from a gluten, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and sugar infused diet and one day later give it all up? And in 30 days still be doing it… and then keep at it for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
I didn’t think so.
What if you don't even want to give up some of those things? Because you don't have to.
So, try meeting the livable, healthy lifestyle from a different direction.
Instead of going the extreme route and working backwards, let’s go the sensible route and work from where we are to what we can live with.
One meal at a time.
You don’t even need to be told what to do, you already know.
But, just to give you a reminder... focus on these universal basics when reshaping your current meal habits:
· Adding protein
· Adding veggies and/or fruit
· Cutting out processed foods
· Cutting out liquid calories (sodas, juices, sugary drinks, etc.)
· Paying attention when you eat and not driving or typing away on the computer while eating.
Just be sensible and make the right choices. Overtime, a common breakfast at the coffee shop of: sugary coffee drink, danish and snack bag can be transformed into a coffee with splash of cream, hard boiled eggs, and bag of grapes.
This can be done without even changing the place you go to, time you get up, or anything! Just making better choices and reshaping your current eating habits.
Still enjoy your favorite drink or Danish on the weekend, but develop a better breakfast that will work for you and your health and fitness goals.
Give yourself time, do it slowly, focus on the small things that make a big difference when done consistently over time.
Take responsibility with your daily choices and you won’t need some diet book to tell you how many ounces of wild, caged arugula you must eat and the 99 foods you must avoid to stay alive for the next day.
More curious about the habit based approach to changing your nutrition and getting the body & health you desire? Need a supportive community and positive coaches to help keep you accountable and on track?