In brief: Eat less than 2000 calories a day, drink 8 glasses of water, and don’t eat sugar. Eat smart, and you will lose weight, feel great, and look good.
The commitment to your diet just makes sense. You can’t work on one area of your life and expect the others to be unaffected. More likely, they’ll suffer in some way. I couldn’t quit drinking and pretend that alone would do the trick. Yes, I gained back the clarity and all those lost hours, but was it worth it if I was dragging around the house feeling like crap?
These commitments feed into each other, and there’s an old saying by Martha Beck that goes, “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” If you just focus on changing a single habit, you are far more likely to fail. That’s because your other habits will pull on you. They’ll give you resistance. You need to give yourself the greatest shot at succeeding. So let’s talk about your diet.
People complicate eating right. They think they have to jump on the next fad diet and do all this work. Do you want to count calories? Do you want to go out and buy a bunch of food that’ll go to waste because you’ve started a program that isn’t sustainable? You don’t have to do any of that.
When I talk about changing up your diet, keep it simple.
Eat a max of 2000 calories a day, stop eating sugar (read labels to pick the right foods), and down a ton of water. Don’t overthink anything here. If you eat sugary cereal, for example, have a few eggs. If you use flavored creamer in your coffee, try almond or cashew milk. Aim to drink at least half a gallon of water a day. You will be amazed at the difference in your skin and how you feel overall. We all know that gluten, dairy, and sugar mess up your body, and if you eat them every day, you’re going to feel it. So stop eating those things. I told you we were keeping this easy.
The goal is to try as hard as you can. Don’t allow yourself any excuses. You got this.