Paleo. Macros Bro. Atkins. Weight Watchers. South Beach. Bulletproof. blood type dieting. This list is 13,782 miles long.
It can be a lot to digest (pun intended). What is “the answer” to all that ails you? Wading through this information literally can take years. It’s interesting and sometimes even fun. Until bam! you run into some new information that challenges everything you thought you knew!
It may sound cliche, but it happens to the best of us. For years I was taught and believed that doing fasted workouts with weights would burn up all of your muscle. This just isn’t true, but I digress.
Here’s the thing: polarizing information efficiently drives certain points home. Good advertising often does this. It’s our responsibility to take the experts’ (myself included) advice with a grain of pepper and not view it as the cure to nutritional cancer.
You have to apply what you learn into the confluence of your knowledge and experience. For example, you can apply paleo nutrition principles while disregarding certain guidelines pertaining to that particular “lifestyle” (I love Greek yogurt).
There are certain methods that are just plain crap in my opinion. Like “just eat clean foods”. That’s all good and well to eat clean foods but if you eat mangoes and watermelon all day you will not get lean! The same goes for “just follow your macro guidelines”. If you eat pizza every day you are also unlikely to get lean. And…. you have to think about your insides.
Knowing your body and how you respond to certain foods is altogether crucial. I know plenty of people who just can’t eat specific foods and lose weight effectively. Think foods like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, etc. Their chemistry just isn’t suited for whatever reason to digest these foods properly. There’s no need to argue with it or read up on it any further. Just respect the process!
Now we can apply some aspects to just about everyone. With that being said, I’m hesitant to even list them because it really depends on what you want to accomplish.
Of course I’m going to say this, but if you are struggling with being your desired results while truly making a concerted effort, get some coaching!
It doesn’t always have to be a meal plan that tells you exactly what type of fish and vegetable to eat on day 10 of the 28 day plan, but should contain guiding principles that leave little room for error.
It’s very understandable that this stuff gets downright confounding. This is especially true if you just feel stuck with extra weight or belly fat. The overabundance of nutritional advice can add to this frustration.
Which is why you need coaching! Sometimes it isn’t even the most glamorous work. It can come down to the simple act of monitoring and managing your progress. You can be losing inches and ft lbs. without actually losing lbs. on the scale.
If you are interested in getting your metabolism moving in the right direction and transforming your body; fill out a consultation form on this site and come see us for a plan catered specifically to you!