I see far too often people are overwhelmed with what they should be eating or how they should be training. They don’t know what the perfect plan that they should be doing is and so often do nothing or try everything, without success.
If you want to see long term results, learn to take simple steps towards creating good habits and build a solid foundation. If you can slowly build good habits and continue to build upon them, you’ll set yourself up for long term success. I have no doubts your nutrition and training will change over the years, as there isn’t one road to good health. You need to find what works for you to make sure it’s an effective plan.
If you don’t know where to begin, check out some of the below suggestions for training and nutrition. Simple, yes. Effective, yes.
- Drink plenty of water – I aim for 2-3 litres
- Reduce your sugar intake – start with anything that has added sugar, rather than fruit etc
- Eat more vegetables and raw, whole foods – the less processed the better
- Look at daily intermittent fasting – I aim for 13hours e.g. dinner at 6pm and break the fast at breakfast at 7am
- Get moving – Find something you enjoy to get you moving, for me it’s tennis, cycling, football
- Choose 3 daily exercises – I would suggest squats, pushups and bent over rows. You may set a daily rep goal e.g. 50 of each everyday broken up during the day as you please
- Try something new – it’s hard to say you don’t enjoy something if you haven’t tried it. Try an F45 class or do a beginners yoga video from YouTube.
At the end of the day your health shouldn’t be overwhelming. It should be simple and enjoyable. Try writing down a few steps you can do to start improving your health and give it a go.