If you think of exercise as a 60-minute commitment 3 times a week at the gym you're missing the point completely. If you think that going on a diet has something to do with nutrition you don't see the forest through the trees. It is a lifestyle. I know it sounds cliche but you have to find things you love to do.
If I could give one tip for people - it's not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It's to walk your talk and believe in yourself because at the end of the day the dumbbell and diet don't get you in shape. It's your accountability to your word.
The more I read and watched about the meat industry the more determined I became to keep meat out of my diet. The things I saw in slaughterhouse exposes made me feel sick and I refused to just ignore what I now knew.
I am involved in Greenpeace. And I just recently completely switched my diet over to near-veganism. So you try to do little things that you can. I recycle every single day. Every single thing in my house that can be recycled is.
Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet even if the feed itself is supposedly organic and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens swimming in their own filth?
My goal? To test out every diet and exercise regimen on planet earth and figure out which work best. I sweated I cooked I learned to pole dance. In the end I lost weight lowered my cholesterol and doubled my energy level. I feel better than I ever have.
I tried the paleo diet which is the caveman diet - lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very very little - if you're on the verge of starvation you will live a very long time whether or not you want to of course.
A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you'll also want to minimize the use of oils generally because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat they are as fattening as animal fats.
I don't diet I don't do fads I've just decided to not eat carbs. So no more bread and pasta for the month. I can't live without chocolate though. I've always got a bar in my handbag. It has to be 72%. Any less and it's too sweet any more and it's inedible. Like I said I'm very particular.