DIETS? Do they work? I think not
With so many options out there, so many theories, rules, but do diets really work? NOPE!!
A diet is almost a guaranteed fail in my opinion. They cannot be sustained! It's a temporary fix that messes with your mind and for me, doesn't bring me the physical results I'm seeking.
I found a more effective and more enjoyable approach. Eat nutrient dense, unprocessed food and make the right choices 80% of the time. I know I know, it's sounds simple. That's because it is that simple!!
-Eat lots of lean protein (preferably, steak, eggs, chicken, yogurt.)
-Keep the carbs to a minimum. Especially afternoon/evening.
-Don't neglect healthy fats. Fats don't make you fat.
-Eat as many veggies as possible. I have a little fruit some mornings too.
-Chug water all day. Even if I'm not thirsty I force it down. Then do it again.
-Workout whenever I can.
-Don't eat anything processed.
-Stay away from sugar.
-Say NO to dough.
-I always allow my self a couple cheat meals on the weekend. I also don't HAVE to use them.
-I keep the alcohol to a minimum and try to save it for the weekends.
-No late night snacks. No closet snacking.
These are the things I consider when it comes to eating guys. I don't count calories. There's no set time on when I eat. I don't waste time measuring and weighing my portions. I'M NOT A ROBOT! We are all human which is why diets are IMPOSSIBLE to stick to. We're not wired to follow such structure in the way we eat. I also enjoy my weekends so I'll let loose sometimes. I don't stress about it. I've learned how to turn the switch back on. I developed a habit. A good habit. A newer, healthier lifestyle. Put a little more thought into what you're doing, make some better choices, change your way of thinking a tiny bit. Try this for a week or two. You'll create a new habit and it will stick forever.