Why I'm a Basic "B" (and why you should be too!)
It’s time for you to be a Basic B!tch. Yep, you read that right.
Are you focusing too much on the “dollar bills” (like the perfect workouts, diet/macros, latest sexy fad diet, magic pills/supplements) and ignoring the “hundred dollar bills” (like sleep, hydration, being active outside of the gym, veggies…)
Lets talk more about those hunnits, AKA the Basic B’s of looking good, feeling good, and dominating life!
💤Sleep: 7-10 hours every single night. Nutrition and exercise don’t mean a thing if you can’t give your body the rest it needs to be the amazing machine that it is.
🍗Protein: Everyone’s needs vary, but you should aim to be around your bodyweight, or target bodyweight, in grams of protein. Almost everything in the body requires protein to function, plus it is vital to building muscle and carrying a good body composition.
🥑Fiber: Vital for proper digestion and hormone balancing. Aim for 25-35g/day minimum. Avocados, berries, squash, beans, chia seeds, and lentils are all easy sources.
💧Hydration: In my opinion the simplest Basic B, but often overlooked. Take your bodyweight in pounds, divide by 2, then add 15. That is the number of ounces you should be aiming to drink per day. Add another 15oz. for every hour of exercise.
🥗Greens/Veggies: Yes, macros (proteins, carbs, fats) are super important, but micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) are even MORE important!
🚶🏻♀️NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis): AKA Steps. Admittedly, my NEAT sucks! If you’ve never tracked your steps before, I challenge you to start. I realized just how inactive I am when I’m not in the gym, and it’s something I’ve been working on. If you’re like me and work at a desk/table/home/coffee shop all day long, your NEAT/Steps are probably pretty low! Spending 1-2 hours in the gym is great, but kinda means nothing if you’re a couch potato the rest of the day. Shoot for a minimum of 10k steps every day!