There are so many options of food and supplements out there it can be hard to select which ones are best for you. Honestly, you cannot go wrong with food that is natural and is not filled with processed items. A tip we follow is the less ingredients on the label the better. Along with being natural and not processed we believe that people should not be crazy strict on themselves and let them enjoy some “unhealthy” foods at times. A good rule to follow is the 80/20 rule. Eat healthy 80% of the time and indulge 20% of the time. Now it does truly depend on your goals. Some people enjoy pushing themselves and go by a 95/5 rule. What matters is finding what works for you and is something you can stick with and find success doing.
You also need to consider your goals. Do you want to lose weight? Gain muscle? Both? The reason you need to consider your goals is that you need to consider how many calories you are eating each day. For us, if we are trying to lose weight in a healthy way we follow a basic plan of 12 calories per pound. So if I weighed 200 pounds, I would need to eat 2400 calories per day to lose weight. However, if we wanted to bulk up then we would be eating more in the 16 to 17 calories per pound. But what if you are trying to maintain? Then we suggest 14-15 calories per pound. Now this just considers the intake of calories and not calories burned throughout a workout or normal day activities. That is correct, we do NOT count calories burned, just intake. These are guidelines we suggest but everyone is different. Try it out and adjust as needed. As always, please be sure to check with your doctor first before starting any diet change or workout routine.
One way we have found success in sticking with a healthy diet is by making food that tastes delicious. I know it may sound crazy but healthy food can be just as tasty and unhealthy food! Crazy, right! But it is true. There are tons of great recipes online and if you ordered the O.T. Drill then you already have a handful or recipes. While there are many tasty recipes online we prefer the recipes on our sister site, Jonesin’ for. They have a LIVE cooking show with over 100 recipes that generally take less than a half hour to make. Head over there and take a look! Here’s the link one more time. Jonesin’ for