You can’t open a magazine or watch TV without seeing an advertisement for yet another DIET. I have found great success with Paleo, but I have noticed that all of these “diets” have a few themes in common:
- Sugar is a No No
- Quality of Food is Important
- Water is Important
- You need to Exercise
- Diet’s are more than just food – it is about the psychology of food, how your individual body reacts to the food and other factors such as sleep
I don’t recommend any of these diets, but I think you can always learn something new to tweak how you approach food.
- The Anti-Diet (The Plan) – There are 4 basic variables for weight gain/poor health- not enough water, consuming too much sodium, eating reactive foods and overtraining. When you eliminate foods that are inflammatory for your body you can increase your caloric intake because your body is no longer having an inflammatory responses which retards digestion and causes you to put on anywhere from .5 to 2 lbs in inflammatory response. Each person is chemically unique- this is incredibly important to keep in mind. Foods may be healthy in a vacuum, but when combined with your individual chemistry can be quite toxic.
- Eat-Clean Diet – This diet encourages eating clean for a lifestyle approach of exercise and a diet plan of unprocessed, whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and void of artificial ingredients, preservatives, “chemically charged foods,” sugars, saturated fat, and trans fat.
- Weight Watchers 360 – Weight Watchers launched an innovation to the program in early December. The main reason behind this innovation is that science shows that willpower is very difficult. Sure, willpower will carry you through a certain number of tough food decisions each day, but the fact is that we are forced to make so many choices about food all day, every day, that no one will be able to make the right ones all the time.
Workout of the Day
1 Push Press
1 Push Jerk