A well-balanced diet is the essential foundation necessary to reach your health and fitness goals. Adam Friedman, a Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute trainer, is quick to point out how large a role your diet plays in your health. “Everyone’s body is different,” says Friedman, “but on average, diet accounts for somewhere between 70% to 80% of a person’s overall health and fitness.” Luckily, with Friedman’s help, improving your diet doesn’t have to be an all-consuming undertaking.
Here are a dozen of his top tips for making smart, simple food choices throughout the day. While Friedman points out that “there’re no set rules that apply to everyone,” these everyday tips offer healthy alternatives to common nutritional pitfalls.
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