Diets are a BLUR
So many hop on and off the carousel, they sometimes forget why they even started in the first place
See, the idea of a “DIET” itself is a falsehood
Whenever I hear someone talk about failing to keep to a diet, or starting a new one, I laugh
Don’t get me wrong
I’m all for trying new "diets" for fun
There was a period where I tried eating nothing but basque san sebástian cheesecakes
And it was fun
Okay, I'm joking but you get the point
I'm talking specifically about those who are STRUGGLING, desperately trying to find a diet that would save them
They’re throwing everything at the wall, just hoping something sticks... As if there’s going to be a revolutionary diet going to fix all of their problems
Unfortunately, it’s never going to happen
No matter how much you fast, go on keto, paleo or even eat a 100% raw egg diet
Nothing’s going to change if you’re not CONSISTENT
See, diets in their definition have an expiry date
You can only go for so long before you tap out
You're starting out swimming AGAINST the current
Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to achieving your goals with food
And the easiest way to stay consistent?
Is to sail with the wind BEHIND YOU
This means making it as easy as possible to stick to a "diet" or should I say lifestyle that works for you
You really don't need to subscribe to something novel for it to work
Just stick to the basics.
1. Build Systems That Are RELIABLE
- We eat on average 3 times a day. That’s 21 times a week. 84 times a month. And there’s opportunity for more food and drink every minute of the month.
- Based on your schedule, identify WHERE and HOW you can get quality meals in
- Whether this means waking up an hour before work to cook some eggs, or to stock your workplace with smoked salmon packets? It depends on your situation... but you have to DECIDE
- Eventually, certain things will become second nature and you'll eat healthy for a majority of the time with ease
2. Have Hard No's
- Things like fast food and processed Dorito snacks shouldn't really be an option, ever
- Obviously, it's up to you, but I found that after avoiding these foods for a while, you never really crave them at all
- This is how you avoid the healthy meal-to-cheat meal hamster wheel most people are on, where you're living an entire week for binge eating sessions. It's just not sustainable and outright a miserable way to live.
3. Eat Everything
- Why are you intentionally cutting things out of your "diet" and making it more difficult for you?
- Of course, remove things in the initial stages especially if you're still healing your gut etc
- However, there's really no need to remove food groups just because you want to subscribe to a specific fad diet
- You can have oats. Just soak them properly before you eat them. You can have meat. You can have carbs. It really depends on what you LIKE and what you can eat consistently
I hope that made some sense. If you are struggling with anything specific, feel free to reply to this email 🥂