Making wholesale nutritional changes all at once is rarely successful, but fortunately you don't need to do that to make a lasting change.
Each week, I offer a different nutritional challenge that you can try to incorporate into your lifestyle for seven days. If you like it, keep it up. If not, try the next one.
If you're feeling particularly ambitious, start adding the habits together and see how they help you improve your fat loss goals. But remember, the key to fat loss success is consistency, so don't overwhelm yourself.
For those who complete several of the challenges and see a change, send us your before and after photos!
See last week's challenge about shutting the "feeding window" here.
Week Nine Challenge: Supplement Your Diet
Studies show fish oil — a major source of Omega 3 fatty acid — is beneficial in fighting every disease known to man. It can improve mood, boost mental cognition and reduce joint pain, but there is one major reason I challenge you to take it: It improves fat loss!
Fish oil reduces systemic inflammation, which improves insulin sensitivity, a key component of any fat loss program.
So here is the challenge: Take 3 to 6 grams of high-quality fish oil every day for the next seven days. I recommend taking 2 grams at a time with breakfast, lunch and dinner and seeing how it impacts your waistline.
Dusten Nelson is a Chicago-based strength coach, nutritional expert and practitioner of Chinese medicine. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and check out his website. You can email Nelson at info@DustenNelson.com.
Nelson is currently training Chicago filmmaker Kenneth Yoder to compete in a 100-day bodybuilding challenge. See the original story here.