Nutrition is arguably the hardest part of this whole journey.
You bust your tail during your workouts, but if the other 165 hours don't match up with good nutrition, you'll just spin your wheels.
You've probably heard me say it before...you know what's healthy.
Back when I was a high school kid tipping the scale at 380lbs, it's not that I thought Twinkies were healthy, I just had the habit of having a couple (or a box) every day after school.
If I showed you a bowl of ice cream and a bowl of broccoli, you'd be able to tell me which one's healthier.
Nutrition is about changing your behavioral habits.
You don't make poor choices because you're uneducated, you just have bad habits that are hard to change.
One of the first habits we work on with people is getting enough protein.
90% of people are not getting enough protein.
Protein can be beneficial in so many ways, but the most important one is, it keeps you full.
If you're getting enough protein in you'll be too full to snack on those poor choices.
Plus, there's really no negative to getting more protein.
It keeps you full, it helps build lean muscle, and it aids in the recovery process.
In order to experience the negative things you read on the internet like kidney problems, etc. you would need to get 5, 6, 7, 8x your bodyweight in protein. That's like eating a whole cow for lunch.
Start with the goal of getting at least 100 grams of protein a day.
From there, the ultimate goal is getting a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.
So, if you weigh 150lbs, you should be aiming for 150grams of protein per day.
Get in the habit of aiming for that and you'll be on the right track!
Let me know if you have any questions on this stuff, I know it's a lot.