What's your nutritional level?
When it comes to nutrition, exercise, and healthy choices:
What do you know?
What can you do?
What can (or will) you do... consistently?
Where do you want to go?
What's realistic for you right now?
Take a moment and think about these questions.
There are no wrong or right answers.
But getting a clear idea of your responses is important because it will give you an idea of your nutritional level.
And once you have a sense of your nutritional level, you can focus on what matters most for YOU.
Why is this important?
Knowing your nutritional level will help you:
determine what you should be doing and why
understand what’s important to you and what isn’t
set realistic expectations and match behaviours to them
The best part is: It never has to be complicated.
In fact, most of the time, basics are best.
Unlike in video games, you never have to advance to a higher level.
(Personally, we think that's a bit of a relief. You can get great results... while keeping things simple, relaxed, and easy.)
At Level 1, you’re a regular guy who’s just trying to improve things. You want to "get in shape" — lose some weight and/or add some muscle.
This is probably where you’re at (and where 99% of other people are, too).
Level 1s can have incredible success and make “holy crap!” changes by consistently doing very simple, easy, do-able nutrition habits.
(In fact, Level 1s should not do complex nutritional plans. If they try to over- complicate things, Level 1s will feel confused, stressed out, and eventually "fail".)
We all start at Level 1 and most of us stay there for good.
Most of the time, Level 1 habits are all we need.