By: Susan Arruda
THE CRAZES – KETO PALEO ATKINS …
As far as eating, consider what your priorities and lifestyle are and how sustainable you want your results to be. Bland and basic, or full of flavour with healthy variety. The approaches are different, although they both work.
It all depends on what you want and what is sustainable for your lifestyle and cravings, yes, we all have them. I am BIG on this point and it’s why I don’t advocate Keto, Paleo, Atkins etc.. because most of those measures are taken by people who are desperate to lose weight fast and stay lean… I have been on an ultra restrictive diet and I can tell you first hand, it is no way to live!!!
BUT… THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION…
When I ask women about how they eat, they often answer with some form of this fill in the blank answer: “I’m doing ________ right now.” As in, I’m doing Keto right now etc…
So WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STOP doing that?
I often say, “whatever you can’t sustain, you will not maintain!”
You’ll go right back into the vicious cycle and that “demon” sticking fat and cellulite I spoke of, often comes back with a vengeance and gets a fresh round at tormenting you.
SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
DO NOT “DIET,” is the answer. TRAIN WITH MASSIVE INTENSITY and yes, of course, eat clean, healthy foods, but not food jail. It must be livable and sustainable.
Here is another Peeve! Just the words CHEAT DAY are wrong to me and from the get-go, set you up for a lack mentality and for failure. If you feel like you are in food jail and you have to cheat, you are doing something that will not last and you will beat yourself up with guilt and your fat stores will LOVE YOU!
Sure, have your cheat food or meal once a week, but don’t undo all the hard work you’ve achieved. Again, keeping it all in balance is a crucial key point.
On my meal plans, we have what I call a FREE DAY.
What’s that you may ask?
Got kids? Have a life? Want ice cream? Got a party, a function? Yes, you can still live and have a fit and lean body! You get the freedom to choose what you eat as long as you remain in the assigned calorie totals for the day.
My next message will be “Eat The Junk Lose The Weight?” I am going to take aim at so-called pre-workout concoctions, protein bars and I will give you now of my go-to easy to make pre or post-workout shake.