When I finally decided that it was time to lose weight and get Fit, I unfortunately didn’t have the knowledge or experience I do today regarding nutrition. Instead of following the simple steps which I later found through CrossFit, I made a few mistakes that wasted a lot of my time and money. Listed here are the Top 3 mistakes people make when they attempt a new diet.
You are eating too little.
I once tried the “HCG” diet which suggested that I only eat 500 calories a day. I also tried some meal replacement diet shake that my friend sold, and I even tried to limit my food to veggies only. But the fact is this, our body is like a car, and it needs fuel to operate. If you want to lose weight you must first have a change in mindset on how you look at food.
You’re eating the wrong foods.
You ever see these pics online that say something like “Healthy Eats”, or have you ever been at the store and see foods that say “No fat”, or something similar? It gets confusing at times, but we need to understand the difference in fake food, (food that was made) and real food, (food that was hunted, raised, or gathered). Try this simple 3 Step process. It is so easy you will never forget what to eat.
If you eat a regular 3 meals a day, be sure every meal has a
- Protein (An animal)
- Fresh Carb (Something that grew from the ground)
- And FATS (Kinda tricky…oils, nuts, seeds, avocado, fish oil)
Ex: Chicken, Asparagus, cooked in coconut oil.
Or: A Protein Shake, an Apple, and Fish Oil pills.
Remember, bad fuel gives your car bad performance. Good fuel gives it Great performance.
You’re taking advice from the wrong person
I used to get all sorts of “advice” from people who I thought were Fit. But none of them had actually been overweight, had experience training, or practiced what they preached. When I joined a CrossFit gym, I finally received that sort of guidance, but prior to that I was on my own. The fact is that we should only take advice on subjects from people who have had direct experience in the matter. Otherwise it is only ones opinion.
Now Be sure to take a look at your nutrition Plan Of Attack to be sure it doesn’t have any of these things we listed. Set yourself up for success and put forth Massive Action and Discipline and I guarantee your life will change.
-Stay Motivated My Friends