Nutrition and Habits

Devoting time every day to improve yourself. Be it with exercise, nutrition, reading for personal development, stretching, etc. Success in all of them is basically the same…make small changes that can be sustainable. It’s not sexy, it’s not going to make headlines, it’s not the latest thing. It’s just the thing that has proven to work over and over again. 

When your exercise and nutrition habits are as ingrained as showering and brushing your teeth, then you don’t need motivation. You just do it because that is what you do. It’s a daily habit that is non-negotiable and needs not be debated. It’s not easy at first, you may need someone else to hold you accountable and keep you in the game. That’s where we come in to help. 

Best Diets Ranked – 2020

“That’s why, when places like U.S. News and World Report rank the “best” diets according to experts, the same idea wins time and again: a balanced nutrient intake that involves really small changes to your eating habits. You’re never going to cut out sugar forever, so don’t pick a diet that relies on sticking to that rule. Nutritionist Teresa Fung, who has helped with several years’ rankings, suggests not trying to cut out junk but rather making a plan for how you’ll consume junk in a healthy way. “Eating is a rest of your life thing,” she told Popular Science, so picking a diet that will work for you for years to come is crucial. And that goes for non-junk too. If you love steak, you’re probably not going to stay on a diet that eliminates red meat. Don’t set yourself up for failure by trying for such a drastic change.” 

Extreme diets are just the nutritional version of 30-day fitness challenges. Nearly everyone tries them at some point, but they don’t generally turn your life around. We seek out both for the same reason: because making a change isn’t good enough. We also want to feel like we’ve made a change.

Consuming more fibrous veggies and fewer simple carbs doesn’t seem like the path to shedding 50 pounds. It feels better to do something drastic, like get 70 to 80 percent of your daily calories from fat, or eat no fat at all. These new patterns have an aura of commitment about them. Everyone wants the path to fitness and weight loss to be, above all other things, fast. Pushing through physical or mental pain just makes it seem more feasible that we might shed pounds quickly.
But decades of weight-loss research says exactly the opposite. We’re bad at sticking to sudden shifts in our habits, especially when it comes to eating. In study after study, researchers find that regardless of the diet, most people only lose five to seven pounds in a year, and most regain a portion of that weight later. This is true whether people eat low-fat, low-carb, or just low-calorie diets.