If you’ve followed my content for a while, you’ll know that everything has a twist.
Whether it’s brutal honesty or personal preference, cliches are welcome here but must pass a thorough inspection beforehand.
That being said, most of these laws you’ve heard of. However, you’ll most likely follow them now because the struggle is accounted for.
Be ready because you might just read exactly what you’re looking for.
1. WATER IN THE MORNING
Think of it as flushing the toilet. One flush and it’s in optimal condition.
I get it, it’s not exciting because water is bland and I’d recommend lemon or a fruit perhaps, but recently I found something better.
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Taste-wise, it’s tolerable and if you want a kick to the drink as well as satisfaction in knowing your daily green intake is boosted, give it a try!
2. MORNING EXERCISE. NECESSARY OR NO?
It makes sense and stretching is important, but I’d rather save that for the gym.
Instead, I recommend doing 1 exercise in the morning that you’re bad at.
For me, it’s pull-ups. I do as many as I can in one go. Find a muscle group you aren’t proud of and exercise accordingly.
Nothing too long, 5 minutes is more than enough.
Remember, this might also not be for you. Make your own routine.
3. BREAKFAST MYTH
It’s all subjective.
I believe that glass of water is more important than breakfast every morning.
Just listen to your body. If you’re hungry, eat. If not, the green powder or even an apple will wake you up fine.
Once again. Listen. To. Your. Body.
4. EAT MORE FAT
For the last time, fat doesn’t make you fat.
The only reason people say that is because fat is the most calorie-dense out of the 3 macro-nutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrates). It has 9 calories per gram and thus, eating too much fat will make you gain weight faster than the other macros.
Honestly, if I didn’t have fat in my diet, I think I’d lose my mind.
My secret weapon is salted and/or roasted almonds, cashews, pistachios. You name it.
They make dieting so much easier.
5. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
I struggled with this for the longest time.
It seems simple for those that don’t do it, but trust me, it’s one of the harder disciplines that really takes time.
So don’t punish yourself too much.
My daily goal is 100 fluid ounces and I reach that goal thanks to a 28 ounce bottle that I refill 4 times a day.
It works for me, so try it out!
6. WEEKLY EXERCISE GOALS
To be honest, I don’t lift weight 4-5 times a week.
Reason being, I’m now much more focused on my fitness and flexibility.
3 days of the week I focus on strength training and for the remaining two, I either go running, play soccer, do sprints etc.
It’s really up to me, as it should be for you.
7. JUNK FOOD LIMITATIONS
If you’re truly struggling and eat 2 burgers a day, switch to 1 burger.
If you’re semi-health and fit, eat cleaner. You’ll see more changes in your body and that’ll sky-rocket your intensity in the gym.
If you consistently train but having trouble diet wise, throw in a cheat meal every other day to keep you consistently eating clean as well.
If you’re like me and eat clean and exercise regularly, the world is your oyster.
You can have a cheat meal whenever you like because you know it won’t deter you.
8. EATING CLOSE TO BED-TIME
I did this for the longest time, until I learned it makes you bloated in the morning.
As someone who looks in the mirror first thing for an indicator that this lifestyle works and has its merits, I had to change it up.
Some nuts before bed, a yogurt, that’s fine.
Just no big meals, unless you want a fat face in the morning.
9. HOW IMPORTANT ARE MACROS?
If you’re preparing for a bodybuilding show, important.
If you’re trying to get crazy shredded as a personal goal, important.
If you’re an average Joe looking to lose weight, not important.
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10. PLATEAUS ARE REAL
If I could eat the same great tasting foods forever, I would.
Unfortunately, our bodies are great at adapting, diet and exercise-wise.
Try new foods, try new recipes, try the stair-master, try a new sport, start your workouts with ab exercises, workout with a stranger at the gym etc.
When the plateau hits, your work will be for nothing.
Changes. Things. Up.
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-Boy Meets Bod