As of this writing, it’s January 19th which means that about 70% of the new year resolution crowd has gone back into hibernation until next winter. More or less, their goals failed and , in their eyes, the workout or diet thing just “wasn’t for them”. In reality, that might be true for most of them. Some enjoy “it” and others don’t.
My theory on all of this is that most people don’t know how to start a diet the right way, if they did then more people would be able to stick to it. Remember, more often than not, it has nothing to do with a lack of knowledge.
Here’s the EXACT way that you should start a diet.
Your first step is to make sure that you don’t mess up. What gets measured gets improved. So you have to track everything.
Don’t look at it like it’s some awful long term prison sentence. In reality, after you track your food for 10 or so days, you’ll know what your staple foods consist of them. Most people want to be too cute with their diet. There’s a list of foods that you must eat when you diet or you can kiss your goals goodbye.
So you start out by measuring everything you eat. Go buy some measuring cups for liquids and solids and get some serving spoons as well as a cheap digital scale. You can get a great one for around $30.
Then you have to literally measure everything but there’s a beauty in simplicity.
My typical morning breakfast consists of
1 cup of egg whites
2 slices turkey bacon
3 omega-3 caps
1 cup of oatmeal (measured dry)
1 cup of blueberries.
I know the exact the amount of protein, carbs and fats that is contained in that meal.
Then until about 3 pm I know that I can going to eat either 5 ounces of grilled chicken, 18 almonds and unlimited green veggies or 2 scoops of whey protein, 18 almonds and unlimited green veggies.
I know exactly what’s in my post workout meal of 2 bagels and 48 grams of whey.
Now after that comes the work of measuring. I need to measure the next 2 meals that I can going to eat. After that, my pre-bed meal is ALWAYS 48 grams of whey and 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter.
How does it all start? I set aside 1 hour, just 60 minutes, on a Sunday to cook my meals and weight my food. That’s it!
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