Lexington, KY 40502
I never really paid much attention to what I ate throughout high school or college, staying pretty fit and active by playing sports and participating in extracurricular activities. Shortly after entering the full time workforce, in the absence of such activities, I began trying the old “eat less, move more” approach in an attempt to stay fit and live a “healthy lifestyle”. I was doing as I’d been told time and time again – running, eating a low-fat diet, and attempting to balance my caloric intake with my energy expenditure. Despite all of this, I found myself only tired, irritable, underweight, and always either losing more muscle or gaining fat.
Recognizing that my approach wasn’t quite working, I spent the next few years exploring several mainstream diet and exercise approaches. I tried vegetarian, strict Paleo, low-carb/Atkins, vegan, and even raw vegan (no cooking??). I dabbled in activities such as cycling and distance running, several strength training methods, and daily high-intensity body-weight circuits. Most of these all-in approaches, however, resulted in more of me just spinning my wheels, putting in boatloads of effort, and getting nowhere.
Fortunately, although I was taking one step forward and two steps back and at times neglecting other areas of my life, I was learning first hand what does and does not work for me to feel and look my healthiest. I’ve found a balanced lifestyle comprising a handful of fundamental habits:
spending time doing things I enjoy with people I love
drinking tons of water
eating nutrient-dense, minimally processed vegetables, meats, fish, eggs, and nuts (real food)
staying mobile throughout the day
brief, intense bursts of effort such as lifting weights and sprinting
Practicing these habits might not be as inspiring as other approaches out there, but I now look and feel as good as I ever have.
I now find fulfillment in constantly exploring and learning as much as I can about the pursuit of health, and using my passion and experiences to help others succeed without going through all of the confusion that I did.
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