- You can’t out-train a poor diet.
- Consistency beats compensation.
You can’t out-train a poor diet (Trust us. We’ve tried.)
No matter how hard you work your arse in the gym or on the track, a lean body and top athletic performance comes mostly from smart food choices.
Exercising to “burn calories” or make up for “mistakes” doesn’t work in the long run.
Not only does that turn movement into a chore and eating into a sin, but it eventually makes you feel run down and hungrier than ever.
So start in the kitchen.
Choose foods that earn their rent and add value to your body.
Eat slowly to 80% full.
Then enjoy exercise and movement because it makes you stronger, fitter, and healthier (instead of trying to “work off” something “bad”).
Consistency, not compensation
Consistency (i.e. small daily actions you do every day) works better than compensation (i.e. frantically trying to make up for a “mistake”).
You feel better when you focus on consistency. More in control. More relaxed. Happier.
And you get better results, too.
Today, look ahead to your weekend, a time when many people struggle to make smart choices.
Anticipate. Prepare. Strategize.
What do you need to do today . . . and tomorrow . . . and the next few days . . . to help yourself make smart choices, consistently?
What to do
- Be consistent instead of compensating.
Are you using working out as a way to “make up” for what you eat? Try it the other way round — start with smart food choices
Then enjoy exercise and movement because it makes you stronger, healthier, and fitter — not because it’s compensation for being “bad”.
- Consider good, better and best options.
Instead of worrying about “good” and “bad” foods, ask: What’s the alternative?
- Is this a smart food choice? Why or why not?
- What might be just a bit better?
Regardless of your goals, the better you nourish yourself, the better your body will work, and the better your results will be.