What I learned about nutrition from the Patriots big win.

One of the biggest struggles I have had, and still have with my nutrition, is "All or Nothing".

Either I am all out, 100% in. 

Or I'm not.

And while short burst of intensity can be good; a time of focus can help us get ready for that wedding we are in, or the anniversary vacation at the beach, those times should be rare. We should be using them to lose the "last 5 pounds", not try to lose 40 in 4 weeks.

The problem with intensity is that it cannot be sustained for long periods of time. You can only sprint so far before you exhaust yourself, and even more important, it breaks on this truth.

Consistency Beats Intensity.

For instance an appropriate training program 1 hour long 4 days a week is always going to achieve better results in the long run than training 4 hours 1 day a week.

"But it takes so long that way!"

Maybe. But I can't tell you how many times I went on a "strict diet", lost a few pounds, and then gained back more when I stopped.

Boo!

And that's where "The Continuum" comes in. Life is not "all or nothing". Sometimes things are great, sometimes they are not. If you think about it, the only time you are not on a continuum is when you are dead - and then we don't have to worry about it anyway.  🙂

Here's what I mean:

To often we think we have to be "100%" to transform our body. But in reality, we just need to be steadily moving from left to right.

I am writing this a couple days after the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl after being down 28-3 in the third quarter.

How did they come back and win? Score a 25 point touchdown?

Not possible; so they did what they could do. Picked up a first down, then another one. They scored 3 points first, and they were happy they did. They could have been aggravated they didn't score a touchdown, but they had the long game in mind. Without those first 3 points, they would have not had an opportunity to score the next 28 and win.

Ever feel that way? Like I have to be perfect or it just doesn't count?

Next time, when you feel like you are 25 points down, and you want to give up...

Ask Yourself;

What can I do today to score the first 3 points?​

Until next time,

Dean

About the author

Coach Dean

Former Fat Boy Turned Health and Fitness Junkie. Award Winning Fitness Business Owner and Trainer. World Class Nutrition Coach. Truth Teller. Scholar. Opinionated. Humble and Willing To Tell You About It. Tell Dean He Is Full Of It On Any Of His Social Media Profiles. He Will Probably Agree.

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