The main thing that holds people back from the body that they want is diet. Unless you won the genetic lottery and are able to eat whatever you want and stay lean (carb tolerant, 20% of population) then you will have to lead a low carb lifestyle if you want to have that nice lean and toned look.
Following the low carb diet is not hard. Especially if you do it right. Over the years I have had a extremely low % of my clients not be able to do it. Almost everyone is able to do it, and they are able to do it with ease and no cravings. It is getting past the first 14-30 days, after that it is all down hill.
When first starting out one of the biggest things to grasp is that you must prepare ahead. If you are going to be cooking something then you should be cooking enough for multiple meals. When cooking something, you must be thinking sometimes days ahead and planning so that you always have the right foods to eat….especially when time is tough. Some people will cook everything for the whole week on a Sunday night, some people will cook 2x/week, and some people might cook every day. Whatever works for you. This is the kind of mind set and planning that will get you to your goals. Remember this: If you always have the right foods to eat you never really get hungry, and it is easy to stay on the diet. It is when you don’t have anything good to eat, you end up getting so hungry and end up blowing the diet and eating the wrong foods.
A lot of times I will hear the excuse, “I didn’t have enough time! I was running around and I had to eat something, I was starving!” Then they will tell me how they ate something that is not a part of the diet.
This is a huge excuse and I will tell you why: I have had clients that are super busy-yet they are able to follow the diet. Myself personally, sometimes I leave my place at 7 am and don’t get back home till 1030pm. IF we are able to do it, then so are you.
The night before I will look at my schedule and figure out when I am going to eat and how many meals I will need. Then I will make enough for all my meals and pack them in my Tupperware containers and take a big bag of them in my truck, which is where I have to eat a lot of the time. Eating half frozen meals in my truck is something I have done a lot of, and doing it quickly in between clients. These are the kinds of things that you must be prepared to do…it’s all about how bad you want it and how important it is to you.
Now once in a while there is slip ups and you find yourself unable to take any food with you from home. Instead of blowing your diet here are some things that you can do in a pinch and still stay on your diet:
- Already boiled eggs at supermarket
- Already cooked chicken legs at supermarket
- Beef jerky (watch no sugar)
- Salad with chicken from restaurant
- Ready to drink protein shakes from convenience store
Here are some things that you should have on hand at home incase of emergency:
- Protein shaker
- Canned salmon/tuna
- Boiled eggs
- Beef jerky
Any of these can be taken with you in a pinch and can get you through the day while staying on the diet. This is how you must think if you want to succeed in your weight loss goals. It’s the people who do this kind of stuff lose the weight the easiest and quickest!