f you’re wondering how to understand nutrition then give this a read.
There is a lot of information out there regarding what you should do and how you should do it when it comes to your health and it can be quite overwhelming.
Especially when you get into the intricacies of nutrition and training it can go down a big rabbit hole.
We have coaches arguing about the most optimal training programs and the perfect amount of sets and reps and you can get caught up in this and just decide to do nothing because it’s so confusing.
This is why I think I am good at my job.
One thing that I seem to be able to do really well is to help simplify the complex things for clients.
Because I love reading and learning and studying health and fitness, I learn about the complexities and the nitty gritty in depth stuff because it interests me.
I do not share this same information with my clients.
I’m a simplifier.
Something I always ask myself is how can I make this easy?
How can I make this as easy and as simple for my client to achieve?
Because the easier and simple something is, the more likely you are to stick to it.
When you are able to understand something and you know what to do and you don’t feel overwhelmed you’re more likely to do it.
What seems easier to do? Having a calorie and a protein target to hit each day or having a specific number of protein carbs and fats to hit and you have to be within 5 grams of each macronutrient.
What’s easier to stick to, eating the same calories each week or changing calories every day based on whether you’re in the gym or not.
Always think “how can I make this easier?”
What’s easier to do, a program with simple exercises that work all the muscle groups that takes you 45 – 60 minutes long.
Or a program with exercises you’ve never seen or tried before. Changing up a program every week and making you do things that are awkward and also take you over 90 minutes of working out in the gym?
The simpler it is, the easier it is to follow, the more likely you’re going to do it.
This is what I’m good at and this is what I want you to focus on.
If you want to know how to understand nutrition then you need to think how can this be simpler?
The most important thing you need to focus on is your overall calories and protein to get you 85% of the way to your results.
If you keep it that simple and you follow that for a few months, you’re going to make a lot of progress.