Have you ever felt that all the information you keep getting about nutrition is just too overwhelming, and you don't know who to listen to?
Fact is, and I promise, we all know what to eat, deep down!
The other day I had a consult with an elite soccer player, and one of the topics we discussed was nutrition.
Now this guy was very knowledgeable, yet still his food log was all over the place. I am not saying it to critize him in any way, I'm just finding a common thread between him and the rest of the population on this planet.
He knew a lot about nutrition and what to eat. Some of the things we discussed were new to him, but a lot of it was just repetition.
So, what's the problem?
Well, as I said, he knew what to eat, but he didn't follow it in reality. You see, it's easy to know what to eat, but a whole different thing to actually apply it to your daily life.
Because seriously, we all know that soda, chips, snacks, and junk food are bad for us, yet we still consume it, and we consume it a lot!
You do know that fruit and vegetables are good for you, yet a very few of us eat the amount we should.
You do know that chicken breast, eggs, beans, fish, and lean meat sources are great sources of protein, yet you tend to eat lots of processed food such as chicken bits, fried chicken, sausages, etc.
You do know that avocados, fatty fish, olive oil, natural nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and cashew are great fat sources, yet you tend to eat lots margarine, fatty dressings, chips, etc.
Honestly, it's time to apply what you know in terms of healthy food vs. unhealthy food. Always base your nutrition around whole food sources that can be found in it's natural form, such as fruits and veggies, eggs, nuts, chicken, and so on.
Things you can buy in packages and micro-wave food, throw it in the garbage!
Alright, so stop blaming the media and the community.
It doesn't matter if you were to listen to the most experienced and knowledgeable nutritionist in the whole world, IF you don't apply what he is telling you to do!
You do know what to eat, you do know what is good for you and what isn't. Change your habits and start taking control over your life!