5 Simple Tips To IMMEDIATELY Improve Your diet
Good morning warrior.
In the perfect world we would all have 6 packs, while eating pizza every night...But the world isn't perfect and you more than likely are killing yourself from the inside out via your eating habits.
Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart disease are at an all time high, and the main culprit....food.
The average american diet includes eating 60 LBS of sugar per person, per year.
The average american diet includes 3,400 mg of Sodium per person, per year.
44 percent of Americans reportedly eat out AT LEAST once per week.
On any given day, 34 percent of children ages 2-19 eat fast food daily.
This should be alarming to you....
In a world of health issues and insecurity, the best thing you could do for yourself is to break that cycle.
Today I am going to give you 5 Tips that can IMMEDIATELY improve your health.
The really cool thing? they are so simple that you may even think "yea right...." but I guarantee you that if you make these changes, you will be far better off and so will your waist line.
5 Tips To Immediately Improve Your Diet
- Increase Water Intake:
- This one is common knowledge, yet so many people don't do it. Its believed that your body is made up of about 70% water, and if you arent bringing enough water in then not only will you succumb to cotton mouth, but your metabolism will slow down, internal organs will function less efficiently, and your muscular system will have a hard time repairing itself from day to day damage (let alone an intense work out).
- Eat Smaller Meals (think 80% full)
- Americans are silly.....we tend to think more is better, seriously its not....more is simply gluttony. The truth about nutrition is ultimately calories matter....and most often if you go out to eat you end up ordering something that has at least double the calories that you actually should be bringing in per that meal, then you add in the fact that we love seconds, and deserts, and liquid calories....it all adds up. Focus on stopping before your plate is empty, (leave about 20% on the plate) and wait 20 minutes to see if you are still full.
- Decrease Processed Sugar
- This is the ULTIMATE culprit. All you have to do is look at how fast people are developing type 2 diabetes. Every grocery store is filled with Candy and every checks stand, Sodas are cheaper when you buy the 2 liter as opposed to the 12 oz can.... Sugar is rapidly consumed, and the companies that produce it, want it that way...seriously....why else would a 2 liter be more expensive than a can.....sugar is addicting, these companies know that so the force feed it down your through..slowly killing your for their own profit...and the sad part, WE ALL KNOW THIS, most people are just too addicted to care....I guarantee you, if you are an avid soda drinker and you give it up....you will lose weight. If you truly want to be healthier and leaner....you're going to have to cut this out, when you are craving sugar grab a piece of fruit instead.
- Balance Your Plate
- Seriously why on earth are you going to cut out a complete macro-nutrient.... Carbs, Fats, and Protein...odds are you have tried at least one crash diet where you cut out one of those....and odds are it sucked. All 3 serve a distinct purpose in your body, Carbs help provide quick acting energy, Fats help with hormone production and balance as well as stored energy, and Protein is responsible for helping repair your muscular system. (there's much more to all three but that's the basic idea...) Point being you NEED all 3. stop giving in to BS gimmicks that tell you that you don't. They aren't giving you a secret, they are feeding you lies.
- Post Workout nutrition Is Important.
- Simply put, working out is stress on the body. It literally is tearing your body apart (think muscle soreness). You need to make sure to refuel after your workout so that you can speed up the recovery process and keep the metabolism burning. A few simple things to do: Get a BCAA supplement if you are looking for fat loss, get a protein powder if you are looking for either fat loss or muscle gain (or both), and make sure you eat a super well balanced meal after your workout.
The crazy thing that I hope everyone learns one day....NUTRITION ISN'T HARD.
It's actually really easy...you know what is good for you and what isn't. Improving your health (and nutrition) is simply about doing what you know is right. Not what you want to believe....just like anything in life, you need integrity to be a good person, but you also need nutritional integrity to be healthy. Chose the right foods, stop buying your box of cheese its.....SERIOUSLY.
You deserve so much more....allow yourself to have it.
Let me know if any of these tips help you, and if you would like even more guidance apply below for our 28 Day Challenge in which we are offering not only 3x a week fitness classes but 1x per week nutrition classes.
Hope you all have a great day and remember, if you ever need anything. Reach out.
Yours in strength,