I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past in terms of losing weight and improving my nutrition…
I’ve tried quick fixes, fad diets and even ‘magic weight loss tablets’.
The key thing I’ve learnt throughout this journey is the two S’s.
Whether you want to lose weight, improve your physique or simply feel and look the best you ever have nutrition has a huge say in all of it.
If you’re fuelling your body with processed foods and sugary treats how do you think your body will respond?
I used to ‘Yo Yo Diet’.
I’d decide I wanted to lose weight, I’d find a method that got crazy results, I’d be strict with it for a week or two and then I’d give up and revert back to my old ways of eating too many KitKat Chunky’s and grabbing a Sandwich Meal Deal at lunch.
Throughout the past 2 years I’ve been experimenting consistently with my nutrition and overall I found it really isn’t difficult.
Why overcomplicate things? The more variables you add in the harder it is to stick too.
You shouldn’t worry about eating 6 meals a day, eating a certain amount of protein, eating at certain times or even eating things you detest… this takes a strong mindset are for 90% of the people who try it it pushes them to failure.
Keep things simple.
You know what foods are healthy right? You know that a carrot is a healthier choice than a Chocolate cake… so why don’t you eat more?
I simply stick with a plan of Intermittent Fasting (that works for me) and then I eat two meals a day. These meals are nutrient dense, well balanced and consist of real ingredients.
If I don’t understand what an ingredient is how will my body?
Therefore I avoid anything processed or anything that contains any ingredients I can’t understand with the two main meals I eat.
Alongside keeping things simply you want to stick to a nutrition plans that’s sustainable.
Look, I eat chocolate.
I’ve just polished off a Mars Bar Ice Cream (delicious).
Of course were ingredients in it I didn’t understand but if I didn’t allow myself that Ice Cream I would have wanted it more.
I don’t go crazy…
For 90% of the time I’m eating clean, I’m training and I feel amazing. Enjoying the odd treat really allows me to keep my cravings under control and really makes eating better simple.
Try putting a chocolate bar in front of a 4 year old and tell him that he would be rewarded with 3 chocolate bars if he doesn’t eat this one in the next 30 minutes.
The results? He’ll eat that god damn chocolate bar.
Instant reward will always win over long term rewards.
Find a nutrition plan that is simple to do (6 meals a day is hard for most people) and don’t restrict yourself. As long as the balance of healthy vs unhealthy favours the healthy side you’ll be fine.
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