You do not need to weigh your food, track your macros, drink lemon juice and cayenne pepper in your water every morning, avoid carbs, or add sustainably-sourced Scandinavian lingonberries to all your smoothies.
Here’s what I focus on (completely ignoring the rest):
1. Eat 80 per cent whole foods, 20 per cent whatever you want.
2. Intentional movement most days of the week. Prioritize strength training.
3. A mental health practice. Meditation, yoga, hobbies, whatever works for you.
4. Deep social connections.
That’s it! No need to overcomplicate things.
Karina Inkster is a qathet region health and fitness coach, author of five books, and host of the No-B.S. Vegan podcast.
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