Keto, Whole 30, Intermittent Fasting, Beachbody, Vegan, Herbalife, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Noom, MyFitnessPal...almost half of US adults are on a diet to lose weight at any given time. A trip to the library or a search on google and you'll find an overwhelming amount of diet options. If they all work, why are there so many? And why do we continue to try new diets over and over and not see results?
Perhaps we're overcomplicating things. Although it may seem fun and exciting to track all your macros and follow a specific ratio of fat/carbs/protein or only eat 4 hours a day or keep your carbs to under 50 grams a day or drink protein shakes instead of meals...is it truly enjoyable? And more importantly, sustainable? Remember it's called life, so we need to find a way to sustain a healthy life that allows us to truly live.
Instead of following every fad that comes along, let's get back to basics.
There are a thousand ways to get exercise. You can walk, run, dance, lift, ski, bike, yoga, hike, workout videos, gym machines.... so many ways to move. Find YOURS. Like variety? Change it up often. Like consistency and routine? Stick to a plan. Keep it simple.
Do what you enjoy and do it often. Remember to keep moving so that you can keep moving!
#2. Eat from the Earth
As far back as history goes, humans have had the ability to be healthy regardless of the multitude of food(like) options we have today. A simple trip to the local grocery now offers us 15+ varieties of Oreos alone. A drive down Main St offers 15+ different pizza shops. So many options. Too many options. Keep it simple. Less options is often easier. Choose most of your foods as natural as you can get them. From the Earth as intended.
#3 Drink your water
Back to the abundance of options conundrum, so many beverages to choose from. Pop, gatorade, energy drinks, iced coffees, craft beer... most addicting and not providing your body any true nourishment. Keep it simple. Water hydrates, allows things to grow. Water is what your body relies on. Water is from the Earth.
Easy as 1-2-3. That's it. Keep it Simple. There's no link to buy something here because you already have what you need. Truly try it for a few weeks. See how you feel. Every meal and workout isn't perfect, that's life. But the more you move and the more nutritious choices you make, you'll feel the difference in your body. And eventually you'll see it too.
Keep it simple. Don't add stress to an already stressful world. Don't think of all the things you "shouldn't have" or "should do". Think of all the things you CAN HAVE and CAN DO.