I am a very slim guy. Walking around a 185, 190 when I’m on a pasta binge. So you wouldn’t think I would be worried about diet. How wrong you would be, my friends. I fought at 168 to 175, so on top of my training, I had to cut weight, and it was a challenge.
During the times I had to cut weight, I did all the ways I was comfortable with. Eating eight times a day, six times a day, and even once a day, changing what I ate, and I’ve tried some that got boring to taste. Tuna every day, with egg whites, honey & oatmeal and water, of course.
Experience is how we learn, but observation and contemplation are how we remember. If you only experience life, you may end up only realizing it’s beauty when you aren’t in a bad situation. I’ve learned from the various diets, that structure is as important as a discipline in all aspects of life. Think about it this way. You’re disciplined to stay on task. That helps you immensely. But what structure are you following to give your discipline direction?
A cheat day is very needed. Using your discipline to get back on task, as well as not overindulge on your cheat day, is very important as well. On my cheat days, I would have something I liked, and I love sweets. I started with sweets, then I adjusted to the actual food. A time frame and weekly schedule are the next in your structure. Lastly, what are you doing it for is your last step in your construction. P.I.B.T.F, Pleasure is Better than Force. We always hear you have to push yourself, force yourself through. Yes, for some, this works. For most, even the ones that this works for, it only works so long.
Using what I call, P.I.B.T.F. Allows you to look forward to your daily workouts as if you were going to indulge in something you love. The break down looks like. Pleasure is better equals. Your cheat days, the meals during those cheat days, and the reason you started exercising. Read my last post (what is your reason) for inspiration that may inspire an idea.
The last part is Than Force. This equals the exercises that will hurt, that you won’t always enjoy in the being, or maybe even in time. Another is the consistency you must have. Waking up early and/or going after work to see your results over time, is a challenge in itself. Following your diet. I would say, is the greatest of these problems of force, but following P.I.B.T.F will make it so much easier. Positive reinforcement will always develop lasting results longer than negative reinforcement. Please yourself Before scolding. Then use your discipline to know when you are indulging too much. You will improve not only your body’s physique, but you will develop your integrity.
I love doing keto diets and intermittent fasting. You gain so many benefits if you follow them to the end. What is a keto diet, “well a keto diet is an extremely low-carbohydrate diet that aims to promote the metabolism of fats into ketone bodies (rather than carbohydrates into glucose) to provide the body’s primary source of energy.”
“Intermittent fasting, also known as intermittent energy restriction, is an umbrella term for various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting (or reduced calories intake) and non-fasting over a given period. Non-caloric, and sometimes low-caloric, drinks can be used during intermittent fasting, contrary to strict fasting which disallows fluid intake in some religious practices.”
If you want to learn more read through Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle by Gin Stephens (Author), Dr. Kenneth Power
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