We’ve said it before and we will say it again: there is not a one size fits all path to a healthier lifestyle. If that were the case, there would be a winner among all the fad diets. We all know there is not, and honestly, thank the Lord. How stressful would it be if there was only one way to eat, drink and work out in order to reach your peak? We would all be walking robots don’t you think. Boring, right?
People frequently ask us to give them a summary of what we eat or sometimes it is how often we work out. Don’t get us wrong, we are MORE than happy to share. The only problem is that we don’t want people to think our way is the only way. This mindset is far far far from the truth. You see, our idea of eating clean foods and daily exercise works for us. For others, eating a mostly plant based diet is not a realistic goal. This is expected. Just like a high protein or low fat diet isn’t our “go to” way of eating, doesn’t mean we think it is bad or wrong. With the ever-changing information on nutrition and its effects, we will NEVER claim to know the best way to eat.
So if you are constantly asking yourself, “What’s the best diet?” STOP. You are asking a question that will never be answered. What works for me may not work for you and vise versa. Try asking new questions. What is holding me back from my ideal weight, body, workout routine? Overeating? Inactivity? Anxiety? Now take that answer and make a game plan. For two weeks, work to improve that one restrictive factor. Let’s say you struggle with over indulging. For the next two weeks your only goal is to learn how to portion control. If you are a woman, use your hand as a guide when filling up your plate. One palm is the size of protein you need, one fist is the size of veggies, 1-cupped hand is the amount of carbs, and your thumb is the amount of fat. If you’re a male, double those portions (we know, not fair!). You won’t be perfect and that’s ok. We are giving you two weeks for a reason!
Once you’ve completed this task, create another. Without realizing it, you are slowly building sustainable habits to a healthier you. It is your health and your lifestyle, so do it the way that works best for you. Small changes can lead to big results. Twinatic’s challenge: determine your limiting factor and take two weeks to improve that habit!