15 Things That Everyone Needs to Know About Nutrition
Each week I review articles in four categories: fat loss, nutrition, strength training and health and wellness, giving you the Just Go Tips from each article to save you time and help you take action.
15 Things That Everyone Needs to Know About Nutrition by Kris Gunnars
With this article, Kris dispels many nutritional myths and showcases mistakes people are making in regards to nutrition. He shows you the main things you need to know about nutrition in a simple way that anyone can understand. Some topics he discuses include the harmful nature of sugar, disease and the western diet and foods that don’t make you fat.
You can go directly to the article by clicking here. My Just Go Tips from the article as well as my thoughts about it can be found below.
Just Go Tips
- Utilize a way of eating that you can sustain in the long term.
- Stop drinking fruit juice or sugar-sweetened beverages (The brain processes liquid sugar calories differently than solid sugar calories and because of this you’ll essentially end up eating more calories).
- Eat more protein. Kris thinks this is the most important macronutrient to lose weight and I completely agree.
Finding the “best diet” is a nutritional pursuit of many people. However, what you need to know about nutrition is that a universal best diet doesn’t exist (Sorry if this breaks your heart).
Sure, some diets are better than others and a few main principles should always apply, but ultimately you have to find a diet or “way of eating” that works best for your lifestyle and goals. This is in my opinion the most import of the 15 points that Kris makes in this article and an idea I believe strongly in.
I’m not a huge fan of people losing weight on these crash diets. While momentary weight loss occurs, this yo-yo dieting screws people up in the long term.
Establishing sound nutritional habits, realizing that your diet will never be perfect and learning to eat healthy most of the time while enjoying some of the foods that make life worth it (Think foods like ice cream or burgers…mmm) is how you should approach your diet.
Working on fixing one thing in your diet at a time will help ensure your long term success. For example, with my biggest weakness being sweets I decided to work on that first (See my 100 day no sweets challenge).
What should you do next? Just go!
Choose something you can apply to your life and take action. What have you got to lose?
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