Alkaline Diet Tip #10: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect

Article by ross

When you first start the alkaline diet I want you to aim for imperfect. Or you will fail. Here’s why…

alkaline diet tip: don't try to be perfect

Getting the health, energy, vitality and body of your dreams should be fun, relaxing, enjoyable and achievable.

Ross-Energise-Alkaline-Diet-GuyIt should not be stressful, built on depriving yourself, giving up your social life and feeling like crap. That’s not the way to do it.

And when you first look at the alkaline diet, read my alkaline food charts, or go through the pH Miracle you’d be forgiven for thinking you have to give up everything, say goodbye to your social life and start eating broccoli for the rest of time.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Please read this carefully: when you first start the alkaline diet I want you to start small, start slow, take it day by day, have treats, relax, have nights out, have fun…BUT do the small things RIGHT and do them every day.

Click on this little green box to go to my blog post on what those CORE things are you should be doing every day (and then relaxing on everything else – seriously, this works SO much better than trying to do it all at once).

Go to the alkaline beginner's blog post

There is nothing that causes people to fail more often, fail harder and become more demotivated than the unnecessary desire to try to be perfectly alkaline from day one.

My belief is that you NEVER need to be perfectly, 100% alkaline. There is always room for being a little more relaxed, enjoying life and living by my big mantra:

The alkaline diet (or any healthy eating/nutrition plan) has to be enjoyable and achievable, it has to be realistic, or it’s doomed from the start.

After all, who wants to be perfectly healthy but unhappy?

So especially when you’re first starting – start slow, go day by day, don’t try to eliminate everything all at once, allow yourself treats and relax.

Build upon every little success. Honestly, if you try to be perfect, it’s too hard.

More in depth reading on this concept (recommended):

the minimum effective dose: tim ferrissSee this exerpt from Tim Ferris’ “The Four Hour Body” for a full explanation of this concept as theMinimum Effective Dose.

What’s the Minimum Effective Dose that YOU need to get alkaline and reach your goals to thrive?

Don’t go too hard, don’t be hard on yourself, don’t give up everything at once!

…start slow, go day by day, don’t try to eliminate everything all at once, allow yourself treats and relax!

And if you want to know what I think are the most effective things you can do to get alkaline – sign up below. You’ll get my Beginner’s Guide Training on the alkaline diet, my Alkaline Food Chart and three videos outlining the Minimum Effective Dose to get alkaline!


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  1. Linda Reply

    Which alkaline green drink would you recommend for someone fighting cancer and wanting to get their numbers up as quickly as possible? The Big Bad Green Drink? I have the recipe book 🙂


    • Energise Ross Reply

      Hi Linda

      I can’t comment on medically diagnosed conditions – many apologies for that.