I’m sure you read, hear from friends, see on the TV lots of different ways that claim to be the the best way to eat and stay fit. So you try them and you might find they work great for you or you try something else that worked great for your friend but for you…..not so much.
Now there are lots of different reasons why certain things work for one person and not another. It could be genetics but it could also be there own personal habits and preferences that make something stick for one person but not another.
Our bodies are all built differently. I get this a lot in particular with back pain clients, 1 person says Yoga is the best cure, another Pilates and then someone else says weightlifting saved them. Then people will say they tried Pilates, Yoga etc and it didn’t work for them so it mustn’t work at all…..
The thing is what worked for that person is right for that person. It’s only the wrong choice is having honestly given it a 100% effort it still didn’t make you feel better. But that still doesn’t make it the wrong choice for someone else.
The same goes for your diet. Perhaps your friend had great success with Intermittent Fasting but you tried it and felt tired and lethargic, or your sister swears by a green juice every morning but the very idea makes you feel a bit sick, does that mean you should stick with it and feel awful? No it doesn’t!
So what do you do?
Create your own recipe for health and fitness!
Take all of the health and fitness advice that you like and that works for you and make that your own recipe for success.
If you find Yoga and Tennis with 3 square meals keeps you at a happy weight and you feel great then that’s your recipe. Whatever it is, so long as you are genuinely feeling awesome doing it and getting the results you want then that’s the perfect recipe for you.
Then like a chef adapting a recipe to make it their own, if you find something lacking in your routine take something from another recipe and see if it works with yours. If it does keep it, if it doesn’t try something else. Sometimes you add salt sometimes you add chill-sometimes you add a bike ride sometimes you add protein, the formula is personal to you.
Have you found your perfect recipe yet? What is it or what needs tweaking? If it helps I’m not sure I’ve completely found mine yet but it’s fairly close, it might just need some extra nuts…..