In today's video we'll be covering a few common questions we get about nutrition:
1. What is the best diet?
2. Are carbs the devil?
3. What time of day should I eat?
4. Should I follow the Keto/soup/Paleo/any fad diet?
The most important thing you can do when starting a nutrition plan is to keep it simple. We recommend following the KISS principle:
K - KEEP
I - IT
S - SIMPLE
S - STUPID
There's so much information around nutrition and foods with different nutritional and caloric values, it's complete overwhelming. So we're going to give you some really simple steps to get you off to the right start.
TIP ONE: Pick a training goal
Understanding what your goal is and ultimately sticking to one to strive towards will help you streamline and fast track the result you'll see. Do you want to recompose your body, lose weight, gain muscle, etc.?
Here's a simple example:
Trying to train to build muscle and eating to lose weight, is like trying to turn left and right at the same time. What this means:
- We never truly achieve any of these results
- We're confusing our body and ourselves
- We'll end up disappointed with our efforts
You get the idea. So for the purpose of this article, we'll pick a goal - lose body fat.
TIP TWO: Make small changes
This means that we'll be maintaining the bulk of our current routines around eating, but only making small and doable changes at a time. We're not going to throw it all out and start with new lists and meals that we've never cooked before.
Our body prefers small changes over drastic ones. So lets aim to exchange certain foods within our current food plan, instead of starting a whole new one.
Our aim is to find a simple solution to that, make it extremely simple.
Here's a simple example:
- Current dinner: Steak, Fries, Gravy
- Updated dinner: Steak, Roast Potatoes, Roast Vegetables.
- Current coffee: Large Cappucino
- Updated coffee: Large Iced Long Black
What we've done here is simply reduce some calories while adding some quality into your current routine. Our preferences might change over time, so take the reigns and make small changes that align with your goal.
TIP THREE: Be patient
This is commonly overlooked as an unimportant step, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
You need to give you body time to adapt to all the new changes you're incorporating into your life. Give it at least 4 weeks, this gives your body enough time to get used to the new stimulus and start changing accordingly.
During these 4 weeks you might feel:
- Slightly uncomfortable
However, just like anything we set our minds to achieve we will see the fruits of our labours with consistency and persistence.
Pick a training goal, eat with intention, and keep at it for at least 4 weeks.