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Excerpt — Eat. Lift. Thrive.

Shift to a growth mindset and unlock your full potential

I harbored a fixed mindset, which is the belief that traits and abilities are fixed and cannot be changed or improved (Dweck 2013). Whenever I violated any of my (admittedly arbitrary) diet rules, I interpreted my lapse as a sign that I simply was not destined to be in amazing shape.

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Figure out your nutrition strategy

Figuring out your nutrition strategy means finding a way of eating that best suits you. I liken this to dress shopping.

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Learn basic squat form and variations

The squat is a knee-dominant movement that involves deep flexion in the knees and hips. Exercises that fit in this category work the quadriceps and erector spinae to a high degree.

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