Healthy is forever. Nutrition can sometimes seem like an impenetrable maze of often contradicting information. It is so much simpler than that.
There is REAL food and there is everything else.
What is real food? Great question. First of all, real food has a shelf life. Real food eventually goes bad and you have to throw it away or do some sort of penicillin experiment. The reason why we so often just get confused as to what to eat is because we are just jumping on the band wagon of the latest ‘fad diet’. We simply go from one failed ‘diet’ to the next never achieving the results we are working so hard for.
CrossFit founder Greg Glassman: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.”
What this does is simplify what many “experts” try to complicate for their own advancement. Remember they are selling you the latest fad diet. If it actually works you’ll never come back, they want repeat customers. On the other hand, the very simple prescription above is not a diet, but more accurately a way of eating for life. It is a prescription that we can maintain for years to come without making things overly complicated.
Start small by getting rid of all sugar in your diet over a period of 2 weeks. If you can accomplish this, we can get to the next steps in the process.
Losing weight and keeping it off is not any sort of voodoo magic, it is simple math.
If you want to lose 1lb of fat every week you simply have to have a caloric deficit of 3500 calories. That is just 500 calories each day of the week. If you burn 2000 calories each day and only intake 1500 calories each day, you will lose 1lb of fat every week.