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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Best Diet And Exercise Program

Now a days everyone seems to forever be on the look out for the next great solution to solve diet and exercise problems.  It's true.  I get emails almost daily from Facebook "friends", random blog visitors, etc asking me to join their "team" or buy their amazing new product.  Go to the book store and I guarantee you'll find loads of diet books promising "simple and easy weight loss" solutions.  Even gyms are guilty of this.  Countless times I've seen marketing for new programs, classes, and machines guaranteed to be better than anything else available.  And don't even get me started on infomercials.

This shit is everywhere.  

Pardon the profanity "stuff" just doesn't cut it.  

Does some of this "shit" work?  Does it produce results?  Probably.  Maybe.  But you know what it really is?  Marketing.

People ask me all the time, "What do you think of _________ program?" or "What workout routine/diet is the best?"  You want to know my opinion?

wait for it……

The best diet/exercise program available to you today is…

  • One you enjoy: Don't join a cycling team if you don't like riding a bike.  There are way too many modalities of exercise to get caught up in something you don't find interesting.  Find something you like and do that.  
  • One that is in line with your goals: Ask yourself what is your ultimate end goal and work backwards from there.  You might be surprised what you add/remove to your diet/workouts.
  • One you can implement into your life: Running a marathon sounds great but can you truly commit to completing long runs on the weekends?  The best program in the world won't work if you can't execute it.  
  • One that is sustainable for the long haul: Once your chosen diet/exercise program has passed the first three bullets ask yourself, "Is this sustainable?".  Can I  safely eat/train like this for a week?  A month?  A year?  Three years?  If the answer is no, it's out.  
You weren't really expecting me to name one perfect program were you? :)

Truthfully, there isn't one perfect way, and there isn't a magic, top secret program that works for everyone so I give you permission to stop looking for one.  I don't care if it's running, zumba, TRX, powerlifting, paleo, weight watchers or a mix of everything, if your routine meets these four requirements it's perfect for you and that's all that matters.


  1. YES! All of this, just yes!!! I have people ask me advice a lot and I pretty much tell them the same thing. If they find exercise that they love to do and put the work in then that is what they should be doing- selling programs and using the word 'perfect' is just plain unrealistic!

    1. Right on mama! It makes me sad when programs try to appeal to people insecurities :(

  2. I DETEST all of these quick fix ads and juicing and what not, it drives me UP THE WALL. People ask me all the time about diet plan X, Y & Z and I poo poo them ALL because really everyone functions DIFFERENTLY and it's all about trial and error! I myself do very well with a high animal protein diet, but my friend does very well as a vegan! You see - no one sized fits all!

    1. Exactly! We can all enjoy different diets and training methods and still reach our goals. In the end if it works for you that's all that matters!