By Ryan Humphries: Co-Founder
If we are indeed the average of the five people we spend the most time with, then it stands to reason that our behaviors averaged out over time will give us (sometimes shockingly accurate) representations of who we’ve become...
Food is one of the best examples I can think of.
Want to take an honest look at your nutrition habits?
If not, it’s all good (hit me up when you do)
If you are curious though, let's try a quick exercise. Think about everything you've consumed (eaten and drank) over the last five weeks. If you were to put all of those meals/snacks/beverages together? What does an average meal look like?
Does it come in a bag?
Is it colorful?
Do you know where the protein, fats, and carbs are coming from?
Is it served with water? Coffee? Monster? Maybe a margarita?
Regardless of what kind of diet you choose to follow, if you’re looking to improve your nutrition, here are 3 rules everyone can get behind:
1. Protein is KING.
This topic shouldn’t be up for debate anymore but I feel the need to keep talking about it . If you’re working out, here are the current recommendations:
Women - about 120g per day*
Men - about 160g per day*
*For more on these numbers, please check out this interview with Dr. Don Layman
2. Drink water.
Depending on your level of hydration, your body is on a sliding scale of beef jerky to sirloin. As much as I love the Macho Man, I’d rather not step into a Slim Jim…
3. Your plate should be more than one color.
If the average color of your food is beige, we have some work to do. Colors (typically) = Nutrients.
Skittles was right when they said “taste the rainbow” just don’t go covering your plate in candy…. Or do, because hey I can’t tell you what to do
*photo generated with AI art with the prompt: Standard American diet fast food
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