Nutrition FIXX: Getting lean is simple, but rarely easy

Many of us are looking for a quick and easy way to get lean, which explains the constant deluge of fad diets/schemes and the increase in liposuction surgeries. Let me start by stating what I believe you already know or suspect, but may refuse to believe:

Diets never work!

Diets are¬†over-complicated, restrictive and frustrating. Basic logic argues if any particular diet actually worked, everyone would be doing it and we would all be lean and healthy. They just don’t work in a long-term plan towards total wellness¬†… it’s that simple.

Shedding fat is extremely simple: Burn more calories than you ingest and make the calories you eat count, and I recommend a healthy combination of exercising more and eating better. Plenty of people take it to the extreme with very restrictive, perfectly scheduled meals throughout the day and while that is fine for the few severely-disciplined people out there, moderation and simplicity works best for most of us. The key to nutritional wellness is to create a meal plan consisting of clean, “less-processed” food you enjoy eating and is easy to prepare. Continue reading

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