It doesn’t just take a six week challenge, or a three month effort, and certainly not a 30 day diet or detox to get your nutrition down pat. Nor will any of those help if you’re going into it with the quick fix mindset. There are no quick fixes or magic pills. It’s going to take months, and for some longer, to figure out exactly what works for you.
And then your body is going to change and you’re going to have to tweak it again!
You need to measure (body composition, health and fitness), make changes, re-measure and evaluate the results. It can take at least three months before some people start seeing significant change so you have to give the changes a good go. If the trend is good, keep on with it. If it’s not good, how do you know what to change? Look back at your food diary that you’ve been keeping diligently, and then make an educated change. Even better, make a guided change under someone who knows what they’re talking about and has your best interests in mind. You shouldn’t be going it alone or taking stabs at it in the dark, you don’t need to.
And then keep observing, measuring, and repeating. It’s the only way you’re going to find what really works for you. So you’re going to have to be patient. But if you’re in this – sustainable health and fitness, that is – with a big picture mindset, then patience shouldn’t be MUCH of a problem!
It’s the same approach to fitness. But, nutrition affects your fitness and not vice-versa.