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Bad vs. Good

I think it’s time for a bit of a mental shift when it comes to nutrition/diet.

All too often we tend to focus on the Bad Guys.

Millions of books have been sold making certain foods/food groups out to be Bad Guys.

Lord knows how many articles have been written (some by me) making certain foods out to be the devil.

I think that’s a bad way to go about living a healthy lifestyle (which is really what you’re after whether you’re trying to lose weight, tone up, gain muscle, etc.) and leads to nothing but “bad” thoughts.

Think about it…

The diet industry (of which I’m a part) has made Bad Guys out of:

Carbohydrates

Fat

Fruit

Snacks

Desserts

“Commercial” Foods

Bread

Potatoes

Dairy

Gluten

Wheat

Soy

Cattle (and every other animal we eat)

I could go on, but I think you get my point.

We like to create bad guys.

I don’t think that does you any good at all.

Instead, rather than focusing on the Bad Guys and how they can do you all sorts of harm, let’s instead focus on the Good Guys.

I have this belief that if you do nothing but focus on the Good Guys, or Good Habits, that you will achieve your goals – you HAVE to!

If all you focus on is ADDING the GOOD, the bad won’t have a place in your life.

If all you focus on is eating the Good stuff, the bad stuff will still be there, but in much less quantity, which gives it much less power.

So I want to challenge you to focus on the addition of the good, not the subtraction of the bad.

Remember; add the good and the bad will have no choice but to go away.

If you know a bad habit of yours is skipping breakfast, then eating something bad later because you’re starving; the old way would be to try and remove the bad thing – whether it’s a bagel, or something similar – rather than trying to ADD the GOOD.

So, rather than trying to remove that bad, focus instead on figuring out a way where you don’t skip breakfast and instead eat something very healthy like a homemade smoothie (my favorite!), oatmeal with blueberries and sliced strawberries, granola with almond milk, etc.

That way when that time of morning rolls around where you normally crave something bad hits, you won’t have those cravings anymore.

The bad is removed because you focused on the addition of good.

Make sense?

Okay, so how can you apply this to your own life?

Remember, don’t try to change huge parts of your lifestyle all at once and instead focus on 1 or 2 until they become habit, then move on to the next one.  If you overwhelm yourself with loads of stuff to do, nothing will get done.

Talk soon!

Ed

P.S. – A couple weeks ago I finished writing and filming June’s LSV Inner Circle.  It’s an awesome little ditty – we talked about Cortisol and how you “Greet Your Day” and the workouts were all arms, all the time!  Next month I’m writing a huge article about fruit.  I want to put this whole “does fruit make you fat” thing to bed.  If you want to get in on the fun, click here to learn all about the Inner Circle and join the LSV Inner Circle today!

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Ed Scow, also known as "The Fit Dad", likes long walks on the beach, snuggling, hand stand push-ups and pretending to work. He's also a fitness & nutrition expert, proud papa and husband to a smokin' hot wifey.

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