How often have you heard this?
“I know it’s true because that’s what my parents taught me. It’s what people have known for ages so it must be true. And if it wasn’t true, why would our teachers and leaders keep giving us the same message? Also, it just seems to make intuitive sense.”
People have said this for thousands of years, whether it be about the burning bush, the Earth being flat, that Whites are superior, why women are inferior or that saturated fat causes heart disease. The best amongst us will always open themselves up for re-evaluation and learning new and potentially contradictory beliefs.
When it comes to nutrition, there are few scientific fields that are evolving as rapidly. The human body isn’t changing but our understanding of it is. Keep your eyes, ears and mind open to new thinking and be brave enough to drop what you previously held true.
I get asked a LOT about my home gym, what’s in it, where did I get my equipment from and how it’s all designed. It served me well through the 12 Week Body Plan, and since I’ve been promising to write this post for over a year, here it is.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 50 years, your diet will in some way be influenced by the all important macro. You be might be keeping your carbs low, your protein high and your fat moderate, all to help you achieve some health related goal. But is it that simple?
Despite eating clean pretty much all the time, I do still love going off piste and eating a load of crap. This is usually accompanied by a side order of guilt and remorse, but I’m a fairly pragmatic fellow and usually feel the temporary pleasure was all worth it. Sometimes however I do like to eat clean, but make it dirty!
The big day has come at last! 11 weeks of hard work has come down to this one moment. I’d better get it right!
Time to start the water loading and all the pleasures that go with it.