The Four Nutritional Principles, That Yeah, Basically Every Expert Agrees Upon
There’s only one thing that frustrates me more than anything else about the fitness industry. And that one thing is simple: people spend more time looking for “the best,” instead of looking for “what consistently works.” We spend all our time looking for differences, rather than looking at similarities.
Throughout the ages, diets have come and gone. Low carb cycles through human history. Low fat does too. Something like paleo shows up. And then there’s always a vegan or vegetarian option.
Sometimes, the million dollar question is simple:
What do all of these have in common?
What All Successful Diets Have in Common
Consider this the world’s shortest guide to eating a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet, that will help you get fit and live a longer, healthier life.
1. Jack Lalanne – “If it tastes good, spit it out.”
Obviously, I think you should eat incredibly good food, that tastes good, every day. Why wouldn’t you?
But Jack’s principle is a bit of a hardcore idea we all know to be true – there’s no way we can eat candy, or doughnuts, every day and not suffer consequences. To me, this is keeping in mind the “law of logic.”
No needle to wiggle around or squirm here – if we looked at what we ate today, would we cringe, or know we were on track?
2. If it Didn’t Come Out of the Earth, Don’t Eat it.
People obsess over macros – proteins, fats, and carbs.
And yet, what percentage of this country doesn’t even eat real food? Boxed, processed, vending machine food is essentially the diet for half of the United States. We don’t need education on macros. We need to eat actualfood.
3. Eat More Plants.
4. Eat Moderately.
Americans have plates that are several inches large than European plates. Ever been to Italy? They eat lots of pasta, but have you seen the size of the dishes? There’s an infinitely larger obsession with quality over quantity.