Give me t-shirts, jeans and a cup of black coffee and I’m happy.
A turkey sandwich for lunch and a movie at home on Friday night? That’s me.
In other words, you could say I like to keep things simple.
That means I’m not everyone’s idea of a dream date. Some might even call me downright dull.
But there are a few things my simple style can teach us regarding nutrition and fitness.
The Basics Never Change
If you are serious about losing weight, getting fit, and living a better life, I encourage you to stick with some basic, time-tested principles. In my experience, most people make mistakes by getting too detailed with their nutrition and exercise. Then, when things get too complicated, rigid, and unrealistic, they are impossible to maintain. The result: we fall off the wagon.
So today, let’s take a step back and dial in these fundamental practices. Then, when the time is right, we’ll be ready for more advanced approaches.
If you follow nutrition news, you would be forgiven for thinking that nutrition consists of the latest fads, misinformation, miracle supplements and even the misguided vilification of entire macronutrients.
The simple truth is that the vast majority of people would reach their body goals by following two basic (there’s that word again) rules:
I’ve created a nutrition “cheat sheet” that puts it all together for you. Download it HERE
Movement is medicine, and I can’t emphasize its importance enough. Here are the three most important tenants of exercise.
There you have it. Are these tips glamorous or sexy? Nope. Are they basic? Yep. Boring even? Maybe. But can they help change your life, your health, and your happiness? Definitely.
Plugging away at the basics, and making them second nature, are your best stepping stone to the next level. Try following these rules faithfully for 21 days, and you will find that the results are not boring at all.