You've heard it all before. Nutrition is 4000% of the equation. Abs are made in the kitchen. You can't out train a bad diet. (Insert other witty saying here.)
While my percentages above might be off, there is something to these old fitness cliches for most people. We are in the gym for typically an hour a day, so those other 23 hours are very important. Of course, what we fuel our body with and how often we do so plays a big role.
When people start to make a change, sign up at the gym, focus on their sleep, start to eat better, there is a lot of information coming at them and sometimes it's hard to put it all together. I'm not going to recommend a certain nutrition plan to follow here but let's take a look at ways people tend to go off the rails with their nutrition, even though they think they're doing the right thing.
A big group at Apache is taking on the Whole Life Challenge right now. (Not too late to SIGN UP if you're still interested in crushing the next 6 weeks with awesome people!) I hope this helps a little to anyone that is just getting started with the WLC or with whatever plan you're following. You made a decision to get healthier, don't let these common mistakes get in your way.