So often in both diet and exercise we find ourselves at an extreme. More and more of this and less and less of that. What would happen if we shifted to a focus on sufficiency? Instead of trying to achieve less or more how about aiming for enough? Relax a little. Instead of pushing at the limits live in the middle for a while.
What do I mean?
Try to use the word enough a little more.
Eat less and move more? No eat enough and move enough.
Get more sleep? Get enough (to wake up rested)
Eat more protein? No eat enough (to repair and grow)
Eat fewer carbs? No eat enough carbs (to fuel your activity)
Eat less fat. No eat enough fat (to keep healthy hormone production)
You get the idea
Get less stress. No get enough( hormesis)
Train on the premise of sufficiency
Exercise harder? No just do enough... but not too much.
Move from less or more to enough. .
Enough stress. Enough intensity.
Do more? No do enough and then back off.
More is better? No enough is enough.