By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT
OK, it’s time to get in shape again, so you’re all ready to go.
You’re not going to have any sugar, dairy, or processed foods for the next 30 days. You’re just going to eat chicken, broccoli, and sweet potatoes all day long.
You just have to make it through the next few weeks.
At last, the 30 days are over, and you lost weight.
Finally, you can have some ice cream and chocolate again.
But then, after a couple weeks off the diet, you start gaining back some of the weight you lost.
And, in not too long, you basically look exactly how you did when you started the diet.
You’re back to square one.
Does this sound familiar?
This is exactly why I’m such a huge proponent of flexible dieting.
You never have to go “on” a diet because that would imply you’re eventually going “off” a diet.
You can have your favorite foods all year round, and you can have something that’s sustainable for you and your lifestyle.
Now, that’s not to say you can shovel in crap all day every day and expect to look great.
But, if you put the right principles and boundaries in place, you can build the body you want without giving up your favorite foods and hating your life.