Difficult, but Simple

I get asked something along the lines of the following question on almost a daily basis:  What’s the best way to improve my nutrition?

It’s a question that doesn’t have a straightforward answer.  Every individual that I come into contact with is different, from their exercise habits, diet, to lifestyle.  Each person is unique in their own way.  But, that doesn’t mean that nutrition can’t have some universal rules that should apply to everyone.

If you follow sports at all, or pop culture, for that matter, you might have noticed a rather significant transformation of one of the world’s most famous athletes.  Lebron James has dropped quite a bit of weight this summer, and he has done it exclusively through healthy eating.  I understand that Mr. James has unlimited resources.  He has the money to buy healthy food, the money to pay somebody to cook it, and access to his own personal menu at restaurants.  So he undoubtedly has an advantage on most of us.  But, take a look at the article.  Notice how many days in a row he at clean.  67 DAYS!!!  The only foods he ate for 67 DAYS were meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, and some nuts/seeds.  That’s discipline right there folks.

Here’s what I’m trying to get across to you.  Keep your diet plan simple.  Include real foods – things that you can grow or kill (Yes, somebody does in fact have to kill the meat or chicken you eat.  Get over it).  Your diet shouldn’t have a huge variety in it, especially for those who are new to it.  The fewer options you have to choose from, the less likely you are to stray. Fruits, vegetables, animal proteins, and some nuts/seeds.  It’s difficult, yes.  But it’s not complicated.  And more importantly, IT WORKS!!!!  Eat right, stay disciplined, and you will see results.

If Lebron can eat clean for 67 days in a row, can’t you eat clean for a week at a time???  I think so…

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