Had a person that I’m training say that it’s difficult to keep eating the right foods. they were wondering if they should just keep the house void of all junk-food.
In my opinion, absolutely not. I don’t like the idea of something controlling your life so badly that you can’t simply do what you want once in a while. A lot of people get so obsessed with losing weight that they believe they can’t have something a bit-off track here and there, and if they do, it completely ruins their day and they stress about it more than most things. I can tell you guys that the stress you put yourselves under regarding whatever you ate is so much worse for your body than just eating it would be. I absolutely guarantee it, as things like cortisol, and blood pressure shoot up when stress takes over the body. It’s literally one of the worst things you can put it through.
Look at it like this, let’ say you eat like crap 24/7. Just day in and day out. Is choosing to have a salad for lunch one day going to make any sort of difference? Of course not. So how will it when you reverse it?
Beyond that, the key I say is habit, and foods you dig. For me, I honestly eat the same things just about every day, at the same time, and have for literally a couple years. Buying them, cooking them, it’s all become 2nd nature to me because I’ve been doing them for so long.
Start small. Add some fruit, be it apple sauce, banana, pears, peaches, whatever to your diet at some point in the day, and try to always eat it at the same time. Then over the course of a few weeks, swap in some better things, things you like, and keep on going. Eventually you’ll have a great eating regimen that’s easy, that you enjoy, and that helps you with your goals. Not too shabby.
And on the flip side, the same goes for bulking. Don’t wake up one day and decide you’re going to eat 5000 calories that day. Start adding 100 calories extra to your day, and then ramp it up every week or two. You gotta stretch your stomach, and get your body use to eating so much, otherwise it’s just going to be a nightmare and you’ll end up quitting on it pretty soon.
Alrighty, let’s get it.
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