You’ve been lied to.
In fact, you’ve been lied to so much that it’s become an added stress to simply know what to believe.
The diet industry is like Jim Carrey’s character in Liar Liar (before his son Max made the birthday wish that prevented him from lying).
Well, I’m going to take the role of Jim Carrey’s character AFTER the birthday wish … “I … Can’t … Lie …”
If you’ve seen the movie, you understand … I’m about to word vomit some serious TRUTH.
Buckle up … I’m coming in hot …
Nutrition truths you can live by
1. You don’t need to track calories or macros to lose fat.
2. Tracking calories or macros does allow for a little more specificity.
3. You can drink alcohol and make progress.
4. Drinking alcohol may be delaying your progress.
5. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition – every single program that follows a systematic approach for all their members is a giant waste of money.
6. There are still certain principles that apply across the board but they’re nothing exciting or complicated – drinking water, eating veggies, moving more, sleeping more, managing stress, and prioritizing protein.
7. A calorie deficit is needed for weight loss to occur.
8. Only focusing on a calorie deficit for weight loss is myopic and misses the long term sustainability factor.
9. The number of meals you eat per day is largely irrelevant.
10. When you eat your meals is largely irrelevant.
11. The best option for number of meals and when to eat is based on personal preference and lifestyle.
12. Carbs are not the devil and MOST people should be eating them.
13. Fruit is delicious and nutritious … please don’t be afraid of it.
14. A diet that doesn’t allow you to enjoy life and be social is a diet that will not last.
15. Your mindset is more important than worrying about hitting your macros within 5 grams.
16. Thinking you need to be perfect is preventing you from making progress.
17. Dichotomous thinking (good vs. bad) around food is the reason you restrict and binge.
18. Fat burners are a waste of money.
19. Detoxes, cleanses, and reset programs are also a waste of money.
20. Fasting is not magical.
21. Most people would benefit from sitting with the feeling of hunger for a bit.
22. Playing the “eat less, do more” cards over and over again will keep you stuck and frustrated.
23. Most nutrition programs aren’t personalized enough.
24. Most nutrition programs treat people like a data point rather than a dynamic human.
25. If you think you’re doing everything right and not making progress, you’re likely not doing everything right.
26. Getting brutally honest with yourself will likely illuminate what’s holding you back.
27. Sometimes it’s healthier to NOT pursue getting leaner in the name of more freedom and flexibility.
28. Everyone can benefit from the lessons learned by pursuing more challenging goals.
29. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having physical goals. Your goals are your goals … don’t let anyone steal that from you.
30. You do have the time.
31. You can afford it.
32. You likely can’t afford not to.
33. There’s no such thing as the perfect time to start.
34. No decision is still a decision and it’s the worst possible decision you can make.
35. If you’ve been taking the same path over and over and it hasn’t gotten you to where you want to go … you’ll need to try a new path.
36. Uncertainty is a necessary bridge from where you are to where you want to be.
37. You are capable of more than you believe.
38. You are worth it.
39. You deserve it.
40. You should be more selfish … it’ll improve how you show up for the people you care about the most.
41. You do not fit in a box. The best diet for you is yours and yours only.
42. Having a normal numbered list (like 10, 20, 40, 50, etc.) is not necessary 😉
What do you think??
Which number resonates with you the most? Are you ready to put these nutrition truths to work for YOU?