7 Tips for a Healthier Life
#1: Keep a Diet Log
Utilizing a diet log, like MyFitnessPal, can help you determine how much you’re actually consuming and whether or not its fits your macros.
#2: Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is much more important than athletes give it credit for. Sleep is a vital part of the recovery process, not just physically but mentally as well. We advise our athletes to get at least 8 hours of sleep.
#3: Drink Water
Hydration is key when replenishing our systems and releasing unwanted toxins out of our bodies. We recommend drinking a gallon of water every day.
#4: Track Points
If your dieting with friends, we recommend that you use a point system to make dieting fun! All participants will start with 100 points, during the 12 week challenge, you can add 1 point for every time you workout and resist temptation. On the other hand, you and your friends will subtract 1 point every time you eat food that is on our “Foods to Avoid” list.
#5: Take Progress Picture
Bodyweight is only one measurement of change, and athletes should not rely solely on this to define their progress. Many times, athletes can only lose 1-2 pounds, but their body composition has changed drastically, which is why we recommend taking progress pictures every 4 weeks.
#6: Take Body Measurements
As another means of progress, athletes should take measurements of their body before they begin their diet, then compare their measurements after they have completed their 12 -weeks. Athletes should measure the following:
#7: Write Down Your Goals
Write down measurable and attainable goals that align with your nutrition (besides a number on the scale). For instance, do 5 pull-ups in a row, clean and jerk 125lbs, workout 4 days per week, etc.
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