Cocky right? One nutrition tip? That’s it? With this ONE TIP I am about to give you, We can solve the obesity epidemic in the United States?
Well, maybe not, but I bet it would make a dent.
The fact is, there is so much information (and misinformation) out there that everyone’s heads are scrambling when it comes to nutrition. Every morning You can turn on GMA or the Today show and watch the next “expert” discussing this cleanse and that shake and this superfood and blah blah blah.
It does not need to be so complicated. I’m going to give you a SIMPLE way to cut calories, improve the way your body metabolizes nutrients, and curb hunger all at the same time.
Eat protein and vegetables at every meal.
I know, mind-blowing stuff right. Seem too good to be true? Think about your last 5 meals. Even 3 meals. Does each one fit this criteria? Even breakfast? I bet not.
Protein is the one macronutrient that is difficult for the body to store as energy (as opposed to carbohydrates and fat). That does not mean that if you eat too much protein that it CAN’T be stored, however you are providing yourself with pretty good odds.
There are a gazillion other reasons protein is an EXTREMELY important macronutrient that you need to prioritize in your diet, but do you really care? If you do, AWESOME, shoot me an e-mail and we’ll talk. But I know most of you don’t.
Leafy, green vegetables are high in fiber and low in calories. In other words, eat a lot of them, get full, and prevent over-doing it on calories all at the same time.
If we stick to these two food items as the primary food sources in our diet, we can minimize the other stuff. Now this is not to say that carbohydrates and fats are not SUPER important. They are. However, revolving our meals around protein and vegetables can prevent us from over-consuming the other macronutrients.
You see, carbs and fat provide us with energy. This is a good thing. We need them. However, when we OVER-consume them, our body will store them for an emergency. And this is how love-handles are made.
By prioritizing the good stuff at every meal, we can minimize the stuff that can get us into trouble.
Healthy eating does not need to be fancy. Don’t drive yourself up a wall by over-analyzing what Joey Biceps had to say about some new exotic fruit on Dr. Oz.
Protein and vegetables. Learn to love em.
“The simple things that lead to success are all easy to do. But they are also just as easy not to do.” – Jim Rohn