You don’t have to outrun the bear, but you must outrun the slowest person.
Likewise, nutrition doesn’t have to be perfect, just better than it was the day before.
We’ve talked about habits, practice, learning, etc. a number of times.
To our way of thinking, nutrition is a skill. Skills require practice.
Would you dabble with golf and expect to hit the PGA Tour or even be good?
Treat nutrition on a continuum from worse to better.
In every situation, today, ask yourself:
- What is the WORST thing I could do or eat right now?
- What is the BEST Thing I could do or eat right now?
- Where do I fit on that spectrum?
- What would one notch better be like?
Skills develop over time and with practice. They need to be nurtured.
You have permission to be imperfect. You have permission to make mistakes.
You do need to make a conscious effort to focus on ONE thing.
Regarding golf, how good would my swing be if I have to remember to shift my weight, loosen my grip, keep my head down and shorten my back swing all in a single attempt?
This is not the most glamorous way to focus on nutrition. Slow and steady is our mode of operation.
Most of the time you are bombarded with…
…lose 10 pounds in 10 days…
…eat this for 30 days and…
…get a beach body if you eat…
We believe that the opposite happens to be a better option in the long-term.
Are you ready to master the skills and be in the elite group that controls their health, fitness, and stress?
Nutritional choices live on a scale from worse to better.
What could you do to move just a little bit better than before?
What to think about this weekend?
- What is one challenging situation for you (travel, work, meetings, parties, etc)?
- What is the worst thing you do?
- What would the best thing you can do?
- Where do your choices live? What is one step better?
Credit: Precision Nutrition