You might determine “best” to mean the quickest results. You might want to be feel like you’re floating on a cloud after a meal. Or maybe you want to feel mentally, physically, and emotionally destroyed after a workout. After all, if you feel good after a meal, or if you feel tired after a workout, you MUST be getting results right?
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There are so many fitness and weight loss experts on social media. Some sell diet plans, some sell workout plans, some sell diet and workout plans – but all claim to get results. There is a good chance they all do indeed get results. But, who is the best? What is best way to work out? And what diet will get you the best results?
So Many Options!
Vegan, vegetarian, carnivore, keto, CrossFit, power lifting; the list of workouts and diets is seemingly endless and complicated, each with their respective pros and cons. Personally, I am not an apologist for any type of style, nor do I condemn any particular style. This isn’t to say I don’t have my preferences and reasons for those preferences, but before we determine the best, let’s define something. In order to determine the “best” type of work out, and which diet will get you the “best” results, you need to determine what you mean by “best.”
The Best of the Best.
Keto might be good for losing weight quickly and eating clean. CrossFit might be good for getting your heart rate up and building muscle. Power lifting is an amazing way to push the human body to its absolute limit. Vegan is an attempt to be both health conscious and environmentally conscious. And objectively, each one likely has its place in society with a variety of benefits. It’s fun to lift heavy things, and eating healthy foods just feels good. But all the nuance aside, you came here for answers. Which one is the best of the best? Well, we still to determine and agree upon what we mean when we say, “best.”
Definitions Are Hard.
You might determine “best” to mean the quickest results. You might want to be feel like you’re floating on a cloud after a meal. Or maybe you want to feel mentally, physically, and emotionally destroyed after a workout. After all, if you feel good after a meal, or if you feel tired after a workout, you MUST be getting results right? Maybe. If the number on the scale is dropping, you’re doing something right, right? Maybe you’re a Meditating Vegan CrossFit Guru at this point in your health and wellness journey and you’re getting the best results ever, with the number on the scale trending downward at a steady pace. Great. But is the best way to do things?
The absolute best diet and workout plan is whichever one gets YOU results. But most of all, the best diet and workout plan is which ever one you can and will commit to. Because a diet and workout plan has to be sustainable. And rarely can anyone define what is and isn’t sustainable for YOU. I could never do keto, but that doesn’t mean I won’t tell someone else what they should and shouldn’t eat. I have my reservations about certain diets and certain workouts, but that doesn’t mean I can’t find merit or utility in them. And ultimately, it doesn’t matter what I think because it’s not my life and I’m not the one doing it. If someone wants to eat nothing but grass and mushrooms, fine. (DISCLAIMER: It’s not fine if someone wants to eat nothing but grass and mushrooms. That’s kind of weird. But I am trying to make a point, here).
The absolute best diet and workout plan is the one you can commit to, the one that is sustainable, and the one that gets you results…
… and the one that puts you in a calorie deficit.
So, what has been working for you, lately?