There’s an unending number of diet philosophies out there but there’s ONE tried and true diet that will guarantee you results, and that is…
The perfect diet actually exists!?
If you’ve been actively watching your health or weight, you’ve most probably tried more than one of these: Keto, Mediterranean, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting (IMF), Whole 30, Atkins (back in the day), and the list goes on…
Depending on the person, some work and some don’t.
Add to that the confusion from conflicting information from different experts and gurus telling you one thing this week and something else next week.
How do you know what’s the right diet for you?!
I have the perfect diet for YOU and the results are GUARANTEED. Tune in to this episode now to find out.
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Jim Harshaw, Jr.
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And today I bring you a solo episode. We're talking about the perfect diet, the one diet to rule them all, and the results are guaranteed. I mean, there's so many diet options out there and so many different people saying different things, you know, there's the keto, genic, diet keto, you know, there's Mediterranean diet.
There's paleo. I don't know if that's still a thing or not, you know, there's fasting and intermittent fasting. You know, the whole 30 cleanse, you know, back in the day, there was the Atkins diet that I think kicked all this stuff off. Maybe that's who we blame for all these crazy conflicting information out there.
There's weight Watchers, there's all kinds of different things. There's the, you know, some people track their macros and some people don't like what's right. The perfect diet. What's the right solution. And that's what we're going to talk about today. Now, if you enjoy the success or failure podcast, please give this a share.
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All right, let's get right into the diet stuff here. What does that perfect diet and first, let me tell you how I discovered the perfect diet. It started with iterations. All right. When I was probably. 10 or 15 years ago, it was kind of done with wrestling and fully adulting at that point, you know, I, I didn't really [5:00] pay attention to my diet a whole lot.
You know, I tried to eat generally healthy, but I didn't pay attention a whole lot, but I was eating breakfast and kind of a normal American diet didn't drink much soda. Didn't really eat a whole ton of junk food. Um, and then I started. Changing things up a little bit. I started drinking smoothies and I got into a period where I would have smoothies every day for lunch.
I would actually, when I was working at a job, I would pack a smoothie the night before into a thermos and put it in the refrigerator overnight. And it would stay cold. No. Great smoothie with strawberries and bananas and yogurt and peanut butter. And I'd even put spinach and broccoli and carrots in there.
It was disgusting, but it was like this mechanism for putting healthy food into my body and that worked for a long time. And then I started playing around with. Intermittent fasting. And then I have played around with Bulletproof coffee, you know, the butter in your coffee thing. And, you know, that's, that's kind of what I've landed on lately.
And now I don't do the smoothies anymore though, but now what I do for lunch [6:00] instead of the smoothie, because the smoothie felt like too much sugar for me. And I kind of would have this crash about 45 minutes or an hour after drinking the smoothie. And so now what I do is I make a big, huge salad every day.
Just about every day for lunch. And here's the deal. This is ever evolving for me. If I record this episode a year from now, it might be something totally different, right? New information comes in. You know, I might have new workout routine routines that impact my diet. Certainly when I was training for a marathon a couple of years ago, or train one train for a Spartan race, my diet changes a little bit.
I don't do the intermittent fasting. I tend to eat some protein in the morning. I tend to put in more calories into my body because I'm putting out more calories. Changes in my schedule, changes in my lifestyle. These have all effected my diet and what I've come to determine the perfect diet. So here it is.
Do you know what the best perfect diet that is guaranteed to get results is it's [7:00] the one that works for you. That's it? It's yours. The one that works for you, the one that, that helps you feel the way you want to feel. It helps you look the way you want to look or perform the way you want to perform the one that fits your budget, the one that fits your lifestyle and brings you the results that you're looking for.
Like, listen, you know what? Eating smart is lots of fruits and vegetables, little or no processed food, low sugar. Organic seems to be a good idea, right? Less or no hormones or pesticides, higher nutritional value. I mean, listen, I'm not a nutrition. But I'm an athlete. I'm healthy. I've interviewed a lot of really healthy people who talk about this stuff and live healthy lifestyles.
And it really comes down to some really simple, basic things. Like you don't have to adopt the next person's diet, right? You listen to five different gurus on health and nutrition. They're going to give you five different ways to [8:00] eat. There are some basic fundamentals among all of them though. And I just gave them.
But what you have to do is figure out what works for you. There's tons of options out there. You've got to try things. You've got to learn. You've got to fail. This is success through failure in terms of your nutrition, try things, learn things, right. You don't have to listen to every guru out there, but here's the trick.
Here's the real. Doing it consistently, because my guess is that you, the listener know exactly what you wish you could do. Like yo Jim, I just, you know, I want to eat better, but every time I walked past the cafeteria at the hospital, I work at I look in there and I go, ma God, man, I'm hungry. I'm going to go.
And you grab a pizza. Right? You have that moment of weakness and you break away from the diet that, that you're trying to. And so here's the key. Here's how you make this perfect diet work. Like whatever that diet is for you that you want. Right. Maybe it's including [9:00] intermittent fasting. I don't eat most days until about noon, but I put butter in my coffee.
It sounds disgusting, but this is kind of the concept behind Bulletproof coffee. It's not true. Intermittent fasting. Some people might say again, I don't care. This is what works for me. I've got my body at exactly the right weight that I want it to be at. I feel really, really good. Really healthy is probably as good as I've ever felt in my life because I'm doing.
For me, but I do the intermittent fasting. It, put the butter in my coffee. I don't eat until about noon. And by the way, the butter I put into my coffee is the grass fed organic. Butter. So it's not grass fed butter, it's grass fed cows. And, uh, and I put it into my coffee and it satiates you, it helps you feel full the fat in there.
And it's great. And I feel like I'm on rocket fuel. And then I eat my, my salad at around lunchtime and, you know, run noon or one o'clock. And that carries me until dinner time. And I start getting hungry probably around four o'clock. So I, I half the time ruined my appetite for dinner and, and have to make sure that, uh, I show up at the [10:00] dinner table with a smile on my face and.
But this is what works for me. Like this is my routine quick interruption. Hey, if you like what you're hearing, be sure to get the notes, quotes and links in the action plan from this episode, just go to JimHarshawJr.com/action. That's JimHarshawJr.com/action. To get your free copy of the action plan.
Now back to the show. So how do you make whatever diet it is that works best for you? The one that you want to follow. You've got to fit it into your life, into your lifestyle. And how do you do that? Okay. You've got to make it easy on yourself to do it. You've got to reduce the friction. So for example, when I wanted to have a smooth yesterday drinking smoothies, I was actually doing that for breakfast.
I was having a smoothie for breakfast and I realized like, I don't want to have a smoothie for breakfast. I don't want to put all that, that food into me in the morning. I want to try this intermittent fasting thing. So I started drinking the Bulletproof coffee and I'm like, well, I can't, I don't want to take all my stuff to make a smoothie into.
And I [11:00] don't want to make the smoothie in the morning because my mornings are already busy enough as it is. So I figured out how to make them the night before, put them in like the double wallet, insulated thermos, put it in the fridge. It's still practically frozen. By the time I got to work and had it for lunch, the next day it worked right.
I reduced the friction. I found ways to make something work and it worked for me. And I did that for years. Who've got to figure out what is the friction, you know, if it's that, you know, walking past. The pizza at the cafeteria at work, then, you know, figuring out how do you make it easier for you to walk past that?
Right? Well, if I'm going to walk past it every day, make sure you have food in you just like you're not supposed to go shopping food, shopping, hungry on an empty stomach. Don't walk past the pizza place on an empty store. Right. We'll have some kind of food in your pockets, something healthy in your pocket, or, or you, if you know, you're going to walk past it rather than banana and put it in your hand, as you're walking by and you're eating, you can eat the banana, right.
Find ways to reduce the friction, find ways to [12:00] increase the friction. If you need to and say, I'm not going to walk past, I'm going to take the long way around. I'm not going to walk past the pizza place because I smell it. And it just makes me hungry. Right. Find ways to increase friction around, you know, eating the pizza.
Okay. So. Reduce friction. And now there's an episode that I recorded episode 152 about the environment of excellence. Now this is a critical piece of the coaching program, reveal your path that I have with my clients. And we talk about four things or four parts of the environment of excellence, media area, people in speech.
Okay. M a P S just like you need to have a map to get from point a to point B. You need to have your maps in place to get from where you're at in your life, to where you want. All right. Media area, people, speech. So M stands for media and, and that is like, are you listening to the right content? Like, is there you have the right information coming into you?
Maybe it's listening to a podcast from a nutrition expert. Maybe it's this right. [13:00] Maybe this is, this is all you need in terms of this podcast is success or failure podcasts in terms of getting the information you need. Right. We're talking about health and nutrition right now. You know, maybe this is all you need to.
But maybe there's another episode or another podcast that you want to listen to. That'll give you the right nutritional information a is for area like optimize your physical space around you. I've got a glass of water here and there. It's very easy for me to make a salad every day, because all this stuff is right there in the fridge.
I make sure we always have the stuff that I need to very quickly and easily make myself a huge salad. It's amazing salad, by the way. It's got right. Spinach and mushrooms and mushrooms in it today. I had peppers in it. Broccoli. Jeez, sunflower seeds. What else, man? Craisins you know, like the cranberry. Oh, it's just amazing.
It was just, it's so good. Right. You know, and this is the salad. I like, maybe you like something totally different. Figure out what it is for you. You got to have that in your physical space, in your area. So it's easy for you. So you're optimized there. P is for people hanging around other people who eat [14:00] the way you want.
Right. That might not be the easiest thing to do, but figure it out, right. If it's that important to you, figure it out, who are the people you want to be around, right. Get yourself around people who, who tend to eat well, if you can't be around them all the time, find time to get around them a little bit.
Right. Is there a group of guys like who I get? I work out with and I interviewed the founder of S3 dread Dave Redding back in episode 275, but I get to work out with. These guys not dread. He's the founder. He's down in Charlotte. I'm in Charlottesville, Virginia. He's in Charlotte, North Carolina, but I work out with a group of three guys here locally.
And a lot of those guys eat well. Right. There's a dude who's 62 years old there. And he just started really working out later in life. And about three or four years ago. I started running and this guy's like, he lost like 40 pounds. He ran his first marathon when he was 61 years old. Like, he's amazing.
Like he's part of my environment of excellence. I know he eats well, he eats healthy. [15:00] Like this is just an, a positive influence for me. And then S is for speech. This is the last part of the acronym. And it's about the self-talk that you use. Are you saying I can't do that, Jim? I. Eat healthy. I can't, I, I live in a house where everybody else eats super unhealthy.
So I can't, no, you can't, you can't like use different language. Find the words to say, you know what, it's harder for me, but I've actually found some ways or I'm finding ways to reduce the friction so that I can eat healthier. Right. What's the language that you're using internally. And. Right. Are you telling other people at work like, Hey, yeah, I just, you know, I walked past that pizza place every day and I just can't say no to it.
Or you could change the language and say, you know what? I walk past that pizza place every day. I'm starting to get stronger there. I'm starting to be able to walk past it without having to stop in and grab a slice of pizza on the way past. Right. What language are you using? And listen, we're talking about nutrition and.[16:00]
It's not just about this, right. It's also about gear and gurus, right. It was talking to a guy this morning, he has a whoop strap. Right. And I'm like, oh, I have a Garmin. You know what I mean? He's telling me all about his whoop and I'm like, oh my God, that sounds amazing. I should, I need to have one of those.
And then he's like, well, but you know, when you go for a run, it doesn't have GPS. You have to take your phone with you. And it doesn't tell time, which I couldn't believe it. Doesn't it goes around your wrist and doesn't tell you time. And I'm like, oh, well maybe, maybe my garments. Okay. Like maybe, maybe what I already have.
Maybe it's just, okay. Maybe I don't need the next shiny object because what I have works for me, I like to track my runs and I go on, you know, several runs a week. I like to track those. And this is what works for me. You don't have to have the next thing. Right? All the experts out there, uh, pick one and follow him or her.
Right? If you trust that person, follow them, turn off the other noise. Hopefully I'm one of those people for you or the one for you, but like there's so much. I know [17:00] one of my clients came to me a couple of years ago and that's exactly what happened. He's like, man, Jim, I was listening to all these podcasts and episodes and Joe Rogan and Jocko Willink and Tim Ferriss.
And he's like, I just needed to streamline things. And we've been working together ever since. And he's making huge leaps. It's amazing. And his business and his life elsewhere too. Like you're not missing out because you're not following 20 experts who are all saying some of the same things and a lot of different things.
So to wrap this up, like you've got to try things, you've got to fail, you've got to learn and you've got to iterate. You got to figure out what works for you and turn down the noise on all the other stuff and just execute like this is the metaphor for life at large. This is not just a nutrition thing.
Figure out what works for you and execute it that way. Execute what works for you. Reduce the friction or increase the friction on the negative thing. And make it happen for you like this mindset. This brings a [18:00] clarity of action for you. And this brings peace of mind, like who doesn't want that clarity of action and peace of mind.
Good luck. Take action. Get out there and fail and figure it out for yourself. Good luck. Thanks for listening. If you want to apply these principles into your life, let's talk. You can see the limited spaces that are open on my account. JimHarshawJr.com/apply where you can sign up for a free one-time coaching call directly with me.
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