Thursday, December 17, 2015

Uncomplicating the Complicated

Have you noticed how complicated nutrition has become today? Every time you turn around there is some study saying something is healthy, then it is unhealthy, turn around again and it is healthy....
Carbs are healthy.
Carbs are the devil.
Eat some carbs.
Do not eat any carbs.
Rice is healthy.
Rice is terrible for you.
Potatoes are good, eat them.
Potatoes are bad.
White potatoes are bad, but sweet potatoes and yams are good, but only eat some.
White potatoes are can be healthy.
Fat is good, fat is bad.
Red meat is the devil.
Red meat is healthy.

That is all simple stuff. Then we get into macros, when is the right time to eat, eat before bed, do not eat after a certain time... We could go on and on, but I know you already know all of that. That is why to many of us through our hands in the air and say, I give up. It is to complicated. It does not make sense. No one knows what they are talking about, and I do not care.

The big questions is, does it have to be this complicated?
No, I do not think so.

Are there better foods for you to eat? Are there foods that are not going to be the best for you? Yes, of course. But, it still does not mean eating healthy needs to be complicated. It really comes down to simplicity, eat real food. As close to the source as possible, as little processing as possible, keep it simple.

I think one of the best ways to keep it simple is to focus on single ingredient foods: eggs, butter, milk, beef, chicken, liver, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, basil, mint. Things like this are going to be real food. Take single ingredient items, put them together and enjoy the benefits of eating real food.

Once you have began eating real food, then you can begin seeing which of those foods are best for your body, what helps your body thrive. Sweet peppers might give you heartburn, then do not eat them. But, eating white potatoes gives you lots of energy and you sleep better when you eat them at night, eat them. It is not what is right for any one else's body, it is about what is right for yours.

You have to begin though. I cannot tell you what will and will not be right for your body, other than processed, dead, junk, spuedo, processed foods, those are bad for us. Once you begin eating healthy foods, then we can begin the journey of figuring what is best for you, what amounts of foods you need.

Any real food can be healthy. Any real food can be bad for your body. It is about what is right for you. Go enjoy some real food and stop worrying so much.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.
God bless,

Monday, December 7, 2015

How Committed to Your Goals Are You?

How committed are you to what you want to achieve, in any area of your life? Have you ever stepped back and thought about this? Asked yourself some of the hard questions, those questions we do not want to ask.
What are you willing to do for your goals and dreams?
What would you give up?
What would you try?
How far would you go?
Why is this goal important to you?
Why do you want this goal?

These last two questions might be the more important ones.

You could have the best coaches, trainers, chiefs, the best of everything money could buy to set you up for success with weight lose, muscle gain, loving yourself, building self confidence, self esteem, obtaining high success with your career, whatever it is you are looking for. However, if you are not committed to yourself and your goals, all this will not make much difference.

You have to have a commitment to yourself.

Saving the world one stick of butter at a time.