Today, I have a guest post from Nick Pineault, who I metÂ recently but will be talking to him in person in Denver. I’veÂ talked with him in Google Hangouts and he’s got a coolÂ Canadian/French accent.
So, when you read this… you have to read it in that accent. Â That’s the rule.
Want a diet that really works? Go simple!
I’ve always loved simplicity, and minimalism.
These days, I try to apply that approach to all areas of life.
As an entrepreneur, instead of having countless lists andÂ tools to keep track of everything I need to work on every day,Â I use a simple post-it.
My training also reflects this simplicity. I’ve gone from tryingÂ every exercise on the planet in a single workout to sticking withÂ fast, intense and effective workouts like Metabolic Resistance Workouts.
My suggestion is this: why can’t we make this whole “healthy eating”Â or “dieting” thing simple and minimalist?
Have you ever tried to follow meal plans and all that stuff? It may beÂ a good fit for some people, but for me, it just feels like so much work. Â In fact, I get a headache just thinking about it. My head hurts right now. Â Ouch.
My approach to diet:Â Healthy Habits RedesignNOTMÂ .
Here’s what this is all about: instead of trying to “follow” a diet andÂ use complicated meal plans, start using more of the foods that are yourÂ fat burning ally, and less of the foods that are killing your results.
The problem is: most people don’t know exactly what foods they shouldÂ be eating, and what foods that should be on their plate every single day.
Let me give you an example.
Are you a pasta lover? I know what you’re going through. At theÂ same time, you’re trying to go low carbs AND you’re trying to keepÂ eating what you love the most.
You end up eating too much pasta and killing your fat burning, orÂ looking at the 5 noodles in your plate in despair.
Let me ask you a question: why on Earth aren’t you eating ShiratakiÂ noodles?
Don’t look at me with this look like I just spoke ChineseÂ (even though I just did)… I’m very serious.
Shirataki noodles are made with a kind of ancient Chinese yam’s fiber. Â These noodles contain virtually no carbs, no calories, and a ton of dietaryÂ fiber.
Yes, this means you can actually eat noodles every single day whileÂ dropping pounds and jean sizes. It’s no wonder they call itÂ ”miracle noodles”.
This is what I call a simple dietary change that can make all theÂ difference in your motivation and results.
Here’s a second example, for the desserts lovers out there.
Even when trying to lose weight, chances are that you’ll want to eatÂ dessert one of these days. And in the worst case scenario, you’llÂ end up eating a whole pie because you’ve been trying to ignore yourÂ sweet tooth for so long.
The solution: baking with stevia, an all-natural sweetener,Â instead of sugar.
Yes, stevia can be a steep learning curve in the kitchen, becauseÂ it’s 300 times sweeter than sugar (it’s easy to mess up yourÂ favorite brownies. But stick with me here.
If you master baking with stevia, and manage to make a sugar-freeÂ version of your favourite desserts, you’ll be able to satisfy yourÂ cravings way more often without destroying a week worth of effortsÂ in 15 minutes of chocolate cake frenzy.
Again, that’s what I call freakin’ smart food choices. And simplicity.
Now it’s time for the shameless plug.
In my brand new ebook, Healthy or Not, I talk about ShiratakiÂ Noodles, Stevia, and dozens of other foods that should be on yourÂ fat burning arsenal, just next to Mike’s Workout Finishers.
I also point out which foods most people think are healthy,Â when in reality they can slow your progress if you eat them on aÂ regular basis.
Because I love Mike’s stuff, I’m offering you guys a $20Â off the regular price for the next 3 days.
Check out Healthy or Not here, and learn what 5 foods you shouldÂ NEVER eat if you want to shed the pounds.
What do you think? What’s your trick to making smarter foodÂ choices? How do you keep your diet simple and stick to it?
Keep it simple,
Cool – great stuff Nick and thank you.