Dieting gets a quite a negative wrap. Mostly from people who don’t quite understand how to diet and why people diet.
Most people diet to lose weight. People also diet to gain weight. To diet is to eat or drink to achieve a certain physical outcome. It doesn’t sound that bad, nor should it.
It is just an action step to help you achieve your goals.
There are a few little mistakes people make when dieting. Here is how to combat them.
Mistake #1: Not having a clear end date.
This one is extremely important. So many people are always trying to lose weight or always trying to get bigger. These people often never reach their destination because they don’t even know where it is. I give myself from 3-6 weeks to diet most of the time depending how far I have let myself go. Each week looks different and will include different foods.
Fix it: Set yourself an amount of days. It can be 60 days or 30 days etc. This gives you an end date and a sense of urgency. Otherwise you will just diet forever and miss out on achieving the physique you desire.
Mistake #2: Not having a plan.
You wouldn’t build a house without a plan because it would most likely fall down. If you don’t plan your diet, then that too will collapse in a heap and you will be left in the same place as you started or worse! My SHRED21 program solves this by telling you exactly what foods to eat and what foods to avoid and when.
There is a lot of broscience out there and every expert will tell you to follow their plan.
Fix It: At the end of the day, the best way to get results is to actually follow a plan no matter who’s it is.
Mistake #3: Everything in moderation.
This one absolutely annoys me. Most of the time it just a way for the non-dedicated to create an excuse for their lack of will power.
Sure, you can enjoy certain foods from time to time. A can of coke however, does not fit into anyone’s diet.
Having a chocolate bar every second day and calling it moderation is just stupidity. Cut the excuses from your life and you will see dramatic changes.
I like chocolate and beer. Not often, but when I do, I have achieved results that I am happy with and it is only a small serve. If I am not achieving what I want, then I simply avoid these foods.
If I am craving certain foods, then I find ways to incorporate healthy versions into my diet. Instead of a Mars bar, I might create homemade dark chocolate snack with low calorie chocolate dips such as Walden Farms.
Fix It: Find low calorie options and incorporate them into your plan. Don’t make excuses because excuses don’t make results.
Bonus: Do this for one week.
Record everything you eat. Every mouthful. Every Dorito. Everything.
You will be surprised at what goes into your mouth. This alone will ring some alarm bells and even encourage fat loss just by being more aware.