You’ve no doubt heard of the 80/20 rule before. Exercise accounts for 20% and diet accounts for 80% of your results. Here’s what to do:
a) burn more energy than you consume. Admittedly this is sometimes hard to define!
b) eat more foods that stabilise your blood sugar to reduce cravings and overeating. Avoid added sugar and the many versions of it
c) prioritize high-quality protein and vegetables at every meal even breakfast!
d) organise your environment for success, plan out your grocery shopping each week and also your meals.
e) Avoid ALCOHOL. It will not only add unwanted calories, it will weaken your resolve and add no nutrients to your daily requirement.
f) Go easy on so-called CHEAT MEALS. The general concept of “cheat” meals and “clean” eating can lead to guilt and general negativity around what should be a celebration and an opportunity to deliver health and vitality at each meal.
Maybe some of us have kind of dabbled in health and fitness. You know ‘The Amazing Watermelon Diet of the Stars’ in the weekly mag, or ‘Pilates is the answer to that flat belly you’ve always dreamt of’ on the prime time ‘health show’ or perhaps it was ‘Go hard or go home’ flyer of the ubiquitous 6 week challenge at the local gym that hooked you in, albeit until it got too hard or just finished.