I am often asked what is the best diet, or the best eating program, the best exercise program, and what is the best book to recommend for improving your health, fitness, or weight loss.
The answer is that there is no better way to do it. There is no best book, and there is no right or wrong way to do it.
The 5 critical things you must do to achieve your health are these
1. Continue to learn about health, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss from a wide variety of sources
The most important thing to do early on is take action and start learning about health, closely followed by putting what you learn into practice. We are a very diverse group of people and what works for you may not work for the next person. You have to find what works for you from a wide variety of sources, expand your knowledge, and accept nothing as best for your health. Keep reading, keep learning and stick with what works for you and discard what doesn’t.
Knowledge is not power, but “knowledge in action is power!”
Some very simple things to keep in mind are that the body runs on food and if you give it the best quality food, in whatever form, then you will probably get good results overall. Keep nutrition to the max by eating as close to nature as possible, organic when possible, and cutting out processed foods and trans fats.
2. Find a mentor.
Someone who’s been there, done that, and who you can model.
I realized at a fairly young age that if we can model someone who has been there and done that and gotten results, then you can “cut to the chase” so to speak, to find out what works for your health and weight loss. weight, what does not work? t and doing so will get results faster.
Find a mentor, a role model for the things you are looking for. Whether it’s to lose weight or improve your health, find someone who has followed in your footsteps and knows what you’re going through. Model them. Do what they did, repeat their process and contact them to ask what worked and what didn’t. You can save yourself a lot of time and effort by doing what works and skipping what doesn’t.
3. Apply the knowledge acquired about health on a daily basis
This is where the taking action part comes in. You need to start applying the knowledge you’ve gained from what you’ve read about health or what you’ve observed and talking to people who have been there before you. If you don’t put it into practice, then you have become an information junkie and not someone who follows their knowledge. You must begin to work the principles that you have learned daily and keep it that way. Without trial and error, you won’t get anywhere quickly and you won’t really know what works and what doesn’t.
4. Repeat steps one, two and three
Remember, there is no right or wrong way to lose weight, improve your health, or get what you want. You must continue to learn and challenge what you have read. They tell me that what I teach is wrong and I ask them what were their results when they tried it? Well, they didn’t try and so I ask “what right do you have to tell me that what I teach is wrong?”. It may have worked for me or many people I train, including you, but without trying and challenging it, you’ll never know.
Keep learning about health, keep reading, keep applying what you read and this new knowledge. Begin the process of filtering for yourself what will and won’t work for you. Remember this is about you, not me or the other guy, but what will help you achieve your health or weight loss goals. It’s quite possible that it’s about applying certain fitness principles that sound so controversial that you think there’s no way they could work. One of my favorite sayings is “don’t believe anything I say, but I dare you to prove me wrong.” My intention is that you try it.
When I started my journey to lose 300 pounds, I read a book and preached the principles as gospel. I was finally told to “shut up” and read some more, so I took it upon myself to learn as much as I could about health and weight loss. I began to apply my new knowledge daily, found people who had used the information before and what they believed about it, what worked for them for their health, and then found out for myself what worked.
Finally, I discovered the ultimate secret to health and weight loss.
5. Never give up.
it never ends In the wide scope of your life, the next 30, 40, 50 or more years, what is a few days if you go astray? Get back to what you were doing, keep learning, keep trying new things, go back to what worked when it worked, and stay on track with your daily exercise routine. Probably the most important fact about exercise or fitness is that our bodies are designed to move and we’ve moved away from that. We must do something every day to exercise our body.
Never give up. Never lose sight of the health you desire and keep working towards your goal.