Remember that funny video I made last year about "diet vs exercise"?
If you haven't watched it, here it is:
It points out the futility of the cardio confessional and shows you that diet is much more important than exercise.
And since diet is more important than exercise, I've decided to spend a lot time sharing nutrition tips this week, starting with these 5 diet secrets:
1) Your nutrition program doesn't have to be extreme.
Hold up on the insane New Year's changes. Make sure the nutrition plan you've chosen is sustainable. Simple diet changes go a lot farther than you might think.
Why not just eat more whole, natural foods rather than trying to go on an impossible-to-stick-to ultra-low carb extreme plan?
2) Get the junk out of the house.
If it's in your house, you'll eat it...and trust me, this goes for me too. When I visited my mom's house for Christmas, I ate all the chocolate I could find. But I keep it out of my house here in the big city.
So whatever your weakness is, keep it out of your home.
Success is that simple.
3) Fill in the "diet-killing" gap.
For some folks, the diet-killing gap is between work and dinner. For others, it's between dinner and bedtime, but for almost everyone, there is a point in the day when we suffer from mindless eating.
So make sure you have alternatives...as soon as you come home from work, cut up vegetables and dip them into hummus. That will keep you full on a small amount of calories.
After dinner, if you need something sweet, stir up chocolate protein powder into a small bit of plain yogurt. That will satisfy you.
4) Chew your food 20 times before swallowing.
Most people eat so fast they only about 5 times. You'll really notice a difference and you'll slow your eating so you feel full. I was reminded of this tip while reading a book called, "Mr America", about one of the first ever fitness gurus.
5) Have a bowl of broth-based vegetable soup before a meal.
American researcher Barbara Roll has published a lot of studies showing that this will help you reduce the food you eat. Surprisingly, consuming just water doesn't seem to do the same trick.
So those are just 5 of the diet secrets we have for you this year.
Tomorrow, I'm going to be sharing more nutrition secrets from fat loss nutrition expert, Isabel De Los Rios.
She has a Turbulence Training partner approved diet program if you are looking for more help with your nutrition:
When I want advanced nutrition help, I go directly to Isabel. She's overcome a weight problem herself thanks to good nutrition, and that is why I know she can help you too.
Stay tuned for proven secrets to help you lose fat in 2010,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training
PS - Isabel has a NEW 14-day sexy body nutrition solution.
But it's only available this week. You'll get a copy of "14 Days to a Sexy New Body in 2010" free when you get Isabel's diet program.
This 14-day plan tells you EXACTLY what you need to eat for maximum fat burning to kick off your 2010 body transformation (perfect for TT Transformation Contestants).
You don't have to do any calculating or guessing, Isabel has done all the work for you.