If you’re looking for a pill, a 3-day fix, or even a month-fix, that is not what I’m going to be talking about here, because, well…it doesn’t exist. They say it does, but the number one thing I tell my clients is if something so easy and quick truly worked (and had lasting results), everyone would be doing it.
No, the key to a successful diet isn’t a food or a drink, it’s a mindset. For whatever reason, nutrition is the one area of life that people refuse to accept that gains must come from sacrifice.
We work hard in our jobs to advance, we know to get strong in the gym we must work at it day in and day out, but for some reason, nutrition seems to fall outside of that logic. Perhaps it’s because we are a society of instant gratification and hunger is ever apparent in our daily lives, but to be successful in a diet, you have to be ready to struggle.
Dieting to lose weight is hard because it is a state of deprivation. Expect it to be uncomfortable. Expect it to be challenging to figure out what is in foods and how much of those foods you need to eat, and expect that it is the exact work that NEEDS to be done to see results.
Here is the silver lining: although losing weight may not seem very sustainable, maintaining weight can be! You just have to be willing to put in the work to get to your goal weight. Maintaining a body weight can be much more of a comfortable lifestyle, but just ask yourself whether or not you are one of the few that has the mindset to get there…