Food without a doubt, is the biggest challenge when it comes to getting healthy or losing weight.
I have heard or seen every excuse possible when it comes to try and follow a nutrition plan. The craziest thing is that very smart people that are successful in their lives are completely delusional when it comes to eating right.
There are many reasons why people struggle with food but one is the easy access we have to food. Most of it tastes good and borders on addictive. The problem with this is that most of this is processed, high in calories, sugar and fat. Overtime this has detrimental effects and not just to your waistline but health.
If I walked into most people’s pantries I would more than likely throw out 75% of what in there. Here is what I would find in most people’s pantry:
- Sugar cereal
None of the above is good for you on any level. What would happen if you made no other changes than getting rid of the above list or anything else you know is garbage? I bet within a month you would have more energy, less brain fog and lose a few pounds. Sometimes it’s that simple.
We talk about whole foods, drinking water, and things like that but less than 15% of the population actually does it. Even people who work out regularly don’t necessarily eat well. I used to see it all the time when I used to work in big box gyms. People would come to the gym like clockwork 3-4 days per week and in 2 years looked worse than when they came in. That is 100% related to their diet.
If you want to get healthy or lose weight or both your nutrition has to be addressed. Here is the hard part, you have to be honest about it. Most people actually think they don’t eat that bad. If you are 20-30 pounds heavier than when you graduated high school, I hate to break it to you, you didn’t have a growth spurt, you had a food spurt. On top of that you move less than you did years ago.
The sooner you find a nutrition plan that works for you that you can stick with and see results the better of you will be in the long run. This is such a tough subject as too many people like being comfortable.
“The great PT Barnum once said, “Comfort is the enemy of progress.” He was absolutely right! Being comfortable takes away your desire to improve, to exceed expectations. It’s only when we step outside our comfort zone that we truly improve.”
The above sums up why being comfortable is not good and leads to a life of mediocrity. I believe nutrition is the key to a long, healthy and happy life. Let’s be honest “fat and happy” is a lie despite what the new age therapist is trying to sell you. It’s not about looking good in a bikini; it’s about feeling good about yourself and being healthy.