Let’s face it, there are so many diets to choose from it makes it hard to know where to start. 99.9% of the people that walk into the gym are looking to either lose weight, build muscle, or do both. So, how does one eat to achieve their goals? Do you count macros? Go Paleo? Keto? Zone? The answer is yes to all. Choose one and follow it all the way through. Problem is that most people crash and burn. “I tried it and it didn’t work.” Ok, well, “How long did you do it for.” The typical answer is anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. We all want a quick fix. It is a lifestyle change, to sound cliche. Eating right will have it’s ups and downs like all facets of life, but you gotta stick with it, forever. Fitness is no different. I tried xyz program and it didn’t work for me. The cold hard truth is this: YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. Not the diet, not the program, not your lack of time, too much work, too busy, too tired, didn’t like the gym, money, ect. Everyone has hurdles, but our attitudes are the biggest obstacle to our success. Eating right takes work as does fitness, but get real with yourself, it ain’t that hard. When I started cooking for myself I had a revelation: I was lazy. I told myself this isn’t tough, I’m just lazy most of the time. Eating the Paleo diet is by far the easiest way to eat healthy. I’ve made it simple:
Eat colorful veggies, lean meats and fish, good fats such as olive oil, avocado, and nuts. Limit fruit if you are trying to lose weight. Do not eat sugar, grains, pasta, legumes, or dairy. It works. You will feel better, look better, and you will have more energy. More often than not, the things we refuse to give up are the things that are keeping you from progress. Change your attitude and you will change your habits. Change your habits and you will destroy your goals.