💪 Don’t be perfect. Be good.

Yup. It’s already January 4th, which means this year is going to fly by once again. 

So, what’s your plan for 2022? 

Have you already tapped into your Rolodex of excuses, or are you getting in the game? 

As is the case every January, most of us are looking to weight – more specifically, we want to lose fat and build muscle to get that athletic look that “pops” in golf attire. 

And there is one truth that can never be disputed. No matter what the diet people will try and tell you. 

That’s this: 

In order to lose weight consistently, your body needs to be in a caloric deficit – i.e. you burn more calories than you eat. 

Now, where most of us go wrong is that we are trying to out-exercise a bad diet. That just ain’t gonna happen. 

Michael Phelps can do it. We simply don’t have the time. 

Instead of taking on the fool’s errand of trying to outwork your bad diet, put 80-90% of your effort into your nutrition. 

First off, stop fixating on your daily calories, and concentrate on being in a deficit each WEEK. 

You don’t need to be perfect every day, or every meal. You just need to be good. 

One bad day over the course of a week is not going to derail your progress.  

I want you to concentrate on total calories consumed over many weeks and months. As long as your average day is good, you’ll get results.  

If you know you have a wedding reception on Saturday with an open bar and you want to get weird with your buddies, then make sure you keep your calories low on Friday. 

It’s kinda like Mike Trout from the Angels. He’s going to have days that he goes 0-5, a month when he goes through a slump, and will have to deal with injuries throughout the year.  

BUT, at the end of the season, his average is going to be .300 because of his overall consistency. On an even larger scale, he’s batting .305 after 11 years. For a guy who’s not perfect every day, he’s a first-ballot HOFer. 

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.  

If you need some guidance, and a plan, then check out the 18STRONG Diet Stack. It’s how we consistently, over time, add small nutrition habits that add up to long-term success. 

To quote Merlin (played by Tim Robbins) from Top Gun, “Get in the game Maverick!” 

Your #1 Fan, 

Jeff Pelizzaro 

PS – Tomorrow, we’re going to talk about the importance of strength training in the fat loss equation. 

You can check out the Micro Workouts™ – Total Body if you want to jumpstart your weight loss now.  

It’s the program we designed for busy golfers who only have 20 minutes per day to get in their strength training, but still want to look great. 

Here’s the link: https://18strong.com/training-programs/micro-total/