Where Have “Diet and Exercise” Taken Us?

In this first lesson, we establish the foundation on which all the other lessons are built.

Most approaches to improving “health” involve a combination of diet and exercise. There’s nothing wrong with structured physical activity, improving our eating habits, and incorporating more health-promoting behaviors. However, if we’re being honest, what is the most common measurement of progress? Sure, we may hope to see changes in things like A1C, cholesterol, or other markers of health. However, more often than not, we tend to focus heavily on changes in the size and shape of our body, typically measured on the scale.

If you’re here, you’re likely frustrated with this approach. Maybe you’ve successfully lost weight more than once, only to find the weight return later. Maybe you ended up heavier than you did when you started.

If so, you’re not alone.

So, how did we get here and what can we do about it?