I had a someone ask me the other day to recommend a good book in health and nutrition.
I certainly have some great ones but she was in her early 50’s so I just wanted to research first along with reach out to some of my fitness friends who I know only help folks 50+.
Have you gone to the health, nutrition and fitness section of a Barnes and Nobles lately?
Below is a picture of what it looks like just to give you a visual what the section looks like.
As I was searching for the book I ended up wanting to find, Younger Next Year, I took a step back and was blown away by all the different options there were for diets.
High fat…low fat. High carb…don’t eat carbs.
Can I eat an egg yolk…or not?
Whole 30, 28 days, 21 days, 14 days or 7 days?
Paleo, Keto, Atkins, Zone, Mediterranean or South Beach?
Eat for your body type blood type.
IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) 40/30/30…50/30/20…50/25/25…45/35/20
Do I or don’t I count calories?
Do calories even matter?
Your doctor tells you to lose weight so which one do you choose?
69% of American’s are overweight or obese. We have more information at our fingertips than ever before yet the trend is getting worse, not better.
Information overload is a big part of the problem.
This is how it works.
You pick a plan and get started. Your excitement and will power are at an all time high. If you choose a lower carb approach you will see drastic weight loss on the scale for the first couple of weeks.
Then, it stops.
You know the weight didn’t come on overnight and you understand that it’s not going to come off as fast as you would like.
You start looking things up on the internet and now you’re not as confident in the diet you originally chose.
You may switch to a different plan, go to the nutrition store and buy some pills or even buy the product off the infomercial…it was only $29.95.
You’ve lost some weight, gained some weight, lost more weight but gained even more back.
The truth is you would have been better off not starting any of this because you now have less muscle, more fat and once again you feel like a failure for not being able to stick with it.
Anytime I meet with someone new I ask what they’ve tried in the past. Many times they say they’ve tried everything.
The problem now is your belief.
You believe your metabolism is slow, that you have no willpower, that you have poor genetics, that it’s your age and this is just the way it is.
None of this is true.
What’s really happened is you stopped believing in yourself.
The truth is you can reach your ideal weight, have more strength, better flexibility, an abundance of energy and be in control of your health and fitness.
Confidence is key!
We’ll believe in you until you believe in yourself.
When your believe changes, then your CHOICES change.
Once that changes, it’s just a matter of following a proven program consistently over a period of time in order for you to achieve the desired goals.