Back in the days, information was a deficit and hard to reach. On the contrary today we are living in excess of information. Excess, because most of the information out there is completely useless, confusing and misleading. If we take a look at information concerning strength and nutrition, you will find a lot of theories that run counter to each other.
At times I think that the excess of contradictive information is the reason that most people stay in the same place and never bring changes in their life- just because they are so confused, they don’t know what is true and come to the conclusion that the efforts ain’t worth it!
A lot of people come to me, and some of them are so misled by the information they have about strength and nutrition. Questions like:
“ Is it good to drink water during workout?”
“What am I supposed to eat before workouts?”
“How long should I wait before I eat after a workout?”
“Aren’t I supposed to do more reps with lighter weights if my goal is to lose weight?”
“If I eat after 6p.m., wouldn’t that interfere with my weight loss?”
“How much protein can I eat in one meal?”
Their questions are endless! People are so confused, they don’t know who and what to believe!
When somebody asks me how he is supposed to eat, I don’t take the tables and the calculator, setting some ridiculous rules. This only makes healthy eating more complicated and harder to follow. People consider healthy to be equal to torturous! Why would we make it harder on them, by giving them useless, worthless information?
When somebody wants to know, how he is supposed to eat, he should stick to some SIMPLE rules:
1.Eat real food- food that is found in nature. Not man made products!
2.Eat when you are hungry. No matter if it is an hour before your workout, 20 minutes after your workout or half an hour after 6 p.m. It doesn’t matter. If you are hungry- EAT!
3.Eat as much as your body needs. Not as much as your taste drives you to.
4. Eat some protein, lots of healthy fats, variety of vegetables and fruits in reasonable quantities!
When you workout, stick to some SIMPLE rules:
1.Use free weights and compound movements. Use the rep range between 1-8.
2.Don’t workout to exhaustion. Do some short and intense workouts.
3.Some days workout with weights. Some days do interval sprints. Sometimes take a walk, go swimming,hiking or biking!
As everything else in life, workouts and nutrition are something simple, but we make it look complicated! Free yourself from the useless information and follow the basics of healthy eating!
By focusing on details, you are missing the basics, and the key to success is hidden in them! Why would you make your life harder and making a big deal out of eating and training, when everything could be so much simpler?