I tend to keep my nutritional approach very simple. I focus on the quality of my food, rather than concerning myself with the caloric content or macronutrient value. I focus on what I need to be eating rather than on what I shouldn’t be eating, and I don’t dwell on the fact that I ate that cookie and had a beer. I always allow for adjustments to be made, and I make improvements as I go. I also eat foods that no one can argue about, and no one can argue that sardines are unhealthy. (Laughs) At the moment, I have been incorporating 16 ounces of freshly juiced vegetables into my daily diet. My favorite vegetables are beet and carrot mixed with a greens powder.
Measure your food. The “normal” portions we’re used to eating and drinking have expanded over the years... and Americans have been expanding right along with them! "Portion distortion" is one reason why people fail in their efforts to lose excess fat: they're eating many more calories than they think they are! Take peanut butter for an example: a "serving" is two LEVEL tablespoons. Most Americans use heaping spoonsful - equivalent to 2 - 3 servings. Even small underestimates, over the course of the day, can add up to enough extra calories to derail your efforts.
I’m so confused, so much information and so much conflicting each other, I spend so much time researching to find what’s the best way… and here I am. Spent an hour and a half going through everything from the glad diet…to how to have ripped abs to how to make proats. Need advice. I’m 31 and used to be in decent shape in my early 20’s. two kids later and not so much, about 2-3 times a year a get the urge to start working out, insanity…weights…training for triathlons and every time 2 months into it I don’t like how I look yet and give up. I need something that will help me LOSE fat AND gain muscle, losing fat requires decrease in calories and gaining muscle requires increase of calories….should I just focus on losing fat first and only than work on building muscle, currently I’m 5’9 175ish about 18-20% body fat….down from 194 and 22-24% so I feel like I’m doing something right.