{Friday Favourites} Best health and fitness reads this week

Life In LeggingsHappy Friday, friends! I’m linking up with the lovely Heather of Life in Leggings as per usual to share some of the most interesting health and fitness reads I found this week. And there were lots of them.

Do You Really Need to Eat Chicken and Broccoli? – Born Fitness
You won’t find “chicken and broccoli” on any of my nutrition plans. Pad Thai? Yes. Beef tacos? Yup. Wine, chocolate and ice cream? That’s on there, too. Moderation, variety, planning and not beating yourself up if you “indulge” are key to a successful “diet”.

Why You Shouldn’t Have (Fat Loss) Goals – Nia Shanks
Although it’s fine to want to lose body fat (if you have body fat to lose for health reasons), focusing on the process of getting healthier and becoming stronger, faster and fitter as your goals result in more success and a better frame of mind than when you make it your goal to look a certain way. This is the mindset I like to teach clients who come to me with fat-loss only goals. (more…)