I got a light bulb to share today, well it all started to be more clear to me when I did something that I had to cut weight drastically for a fight so in order to do that I had to dehydrate my self and cut how much liquid intake I been doing. This where I realize this idea that pop out of nowhere which it’s really basic to see. Ask your self if you were in a dessert and they give you a dry cookie or a watermelon what would you choose?
Well if you’re dehydrated I bet you most of you would not hesitate to eat the watermelon at all. So my point is this perspective can be applied whenever you want. So before thinking about eating something that its really high on calorie ask your self does it has water in it? If not chances are is not that healthy. So below I am gonna give you some advice on how to approach your diet differently so it can help you towards your journey.
Structuring your meal plan
Structuring how you are going to do all your meals or when or time can be really important after all you’re the only one who knows you very well. From what food makes you binge to what time you feel more hungrier this is where you can create an actual strategy to be able to time all your food that will satisfy the most at a specific time.
So let’s say in my case I can’t buy peanut butter, I really can’t, no matter how I try to moderate how much intake I always end up binging the whole jar. Knowing that happen instead of beating my self I make a strategy and next time I might have peanut butter but in a candy bar that already has it or buying in the supermarket as a serving size instead of a jar.
This why dieting will take time to know your self specifically because you are the only one who will determine what’s best for you. Also, not everyone has the same type of body type or metabolism so 2 different individuals might have the same goal to lose weight or gain but their approach for sure won’t be the same.
Cooking on bulk
This is where you gotta choose a time of the day to actually cook all your food intake. For some, They can cook prep the whole day for the whole week but that’s different for everybody. Not everybody might have the facility of having free time to actually cook prep because of different responsibility they got to deal with. Now you also have to beware that you will need to buy in bulk for this strategy to actually work.
So getting a good freezer container its a must, especially if you don’t want to buy reusable zip bags for a while. Also, you should invest in some kitchen equipment like a food processor it will help you speed up some of the stuff you gotta cut by hand and therefore more time for you. This a skill you will inevitable gotta get better at it, because this is how you can have most control on your intake instead of depending of buying food in a restaurant which I am not against with but here you will be more precise trust me.
Have a cheat meal
This is more for your phycological health been since we cant make a change drastically or we might have drastic consequences, there more you adapt to this lifestyle the easier it will get for you to make the right choice of eating better quality food instead of junk that has no good nutrition source for your body. So this why implementing a cheat day will help you stay on track because now you can satisfy that inner voice that always tries to sabotage your plan.
Scientifically some studies suggest that having a cheat meal can help with a fat loss hormone name leptin, this will boost your metabolism momentary so having a cheat meal actually impact positively in your body and mind of course. So look at it as a one step back 2 step forwards. And having linear progress on dieting it is really unrealistic so expect for you to fail and fail big but don’t beat up your self because that’s part of the process.
Have a goal
Have a realistic goal to actually accomplish within a certain amount of time. Goals can come differently it might be a personal goal or talking part of an event to be proud and say that you accomplish it while being participating in an event might result even more satisfactory. Because you did 2 things in one, doing something for your personal being and showing others what you are capable of.
In any sport I think its what motivates us to come back and get better, like an artist performing knowing that he can master his craft and become phenomenal and inspiring, I think being Inspiring to others will result from a good influence in others, saying you made it and look where I came from can also be satisfactory.
These are some of the most useful tips you can have while starting to implement a diet. It is not an easy thing and it is more complicated that even people give credit about it. There are some elements about dieting that you gotta to understand really well in order to maintain this lifestyle. Yes if you approach dieting like a momentary solution to lose weight you will fail terribly because you will only implement a certain aspect and not knowing what to do after you successfully reach your desired weight. I hope that you stick to reading some of my other articles as I uncover more details about how I do approach and how I am successfully sustaining a good healthy lifestyle and stay in shape.