I love this infographic from precision nutrition because it's real.
Unfortunately, REAL isn't the image the fitness industry is selling.
We're taught to
EXERCISE FOR ENDLESS HOURS A DAY
RESTRICT YOUR CALORES
IF YOU DON'T EAT PROTEIN WITHIN 30 MIN POST WORKOUT - DID YOU EVEN WORKOUT?
STOCK UP ON SUPPLEMENTS
...and taught that we can only ever feel successful when we are at certain % body fat, and have visible abs.
There's no moderation when it comes to how the fitness industry sells to us.
....and that's why when I recently asked my clients what frustrates them most about the fitness industry it was "the overwhelming amount of information" and "not being able to decipher what they should actually do for their body."
I decided a long time ago to use my platform as a doctor, nutrition consultant + coach to preach moderation.
Truthfully, I probably miss out on helping a large part of the population because moderation is not sexy.
"Eat your vegetables and move your body" isn't going to turn heads or sell books.
Moderation doesn't come with a fancy catch phrase, or cute tupperware, or a supplements protocol with a $300/month price tag.
But moderation is what WORKS.
Moderation is what's REAL.
If you can find ways to move your body daily, eat vegetables in abundance, know where your produce + meat come from and get rid of the added sugar-filled drinks + snacks....... you are doing a GREAT job working on your fitness + nutrition.
If you get it... share the info to help people better understand that you don't need to give up your life just for the sake of looking a certain way.
1 cup egg whites
1 scoop protein powder
1 cup oats
Mix all ingredients in a blender, and cook on a stove top. This yielded two extremely large pancakes, but could have easily been made into 6 smaller ones.
Macros per pancake: