Everyone has an idea of what they think they should be eating - but often what you think you should be eating and what you actual need are two very different things.
I was having a debate in another facebook training group when the topic of nutrition and "cheating" came up.
It's a minefield of a subject - so I thought I'd share it here with you, before I cut through the "alternative facts" and give you the inside scoop on what you really need to focus on when it comes to eating.
*Rolls up sleeves*
Mate I'm going in. While I hear you, everyone is different. It's when you justify your choices that is often more telling. Let me give you an example (personal and client based). I LOVE food. I enjoy cooking and creating. Like, it's a full sensory experience for me, from sight, taste, touch, smell, textures the whole nine (whether for nutrition purposes or extra curricular activities - yeah I said it!).
So indeed it's engages emotions and sense on each level. I've never "treated" myself. I just have what I want with no qualms. I make an informed decision based on my needs, wants and goals. Now in this instance if food is a full on sensory experience (during consumption and post) it follows that my choices often reflect that I want the best possible experience not just eating it, but in the time after too).
Other than that, if it "works" for you and does no harm - crack on I say. (and yes there are caveats).
*rolls sleeves down and chills the f*ck out*
The truth is that when it comes to nutrition, what acutally works is pretty simple. There are some fundamental principles, that when you stick to them, will give you fantastic results in terms of health, performance and even the way you look.
It's really not that complicated.
But simplicity doesn't sell - that's the problem. So what to do? I'll tell you what, ignore the fad diets, fancy techniques and stick to the fundamentals. If you are not sure what they are, don't worry.
Over the next few weeks in the coming posts, I'll break it down for you, and cut out all the confusion....
Keeping it simple - but effective.