What “diet” are you on?

imageOne question, which I have been asked the most since I started is, “What “diet” are you on?” Which the question in itself seems innocent enough and I am happy that people are both interested and curious, but the question represents one of the problems in this multi billion dollar a year industry known as “weight loss”.

When people ask me “What “diet” are you on?” I often respond, “what do you mean?” Knowing full well what the next group of questions will be. “Like, are you not eating carbs”, “are you doing the Atkins diet?”, “are you doing paleo?” “Are you doing “shakeology”? I mean there are seriously hundreds of gimmick diets out there. This line of questioning goes on for a little while with my answers steady being no, one after another. Then I can see beads of sweat on their foreheads and looks of all out confusion when they can’t figure out when I say, “eat less, exercise more.” It’s as if they can’t believe that it could possibly be that simple. It is.

Now, don’t get me wrong, if any of these diets listed above work for you then fine. I’m with it. Do whatever it is you need to do psychologically and physically to lose weight and get yourself healthier, however know what most of them are. They are a way to trick you into doing the same thing, eating less and exercising more.

The weight loss and body building industry is a multi billion dollar industry full of supplements and training programs and diet plans and shakes and blah blah blah. Most of the time they would rather you buy their garbage than actually get healthy. For example. My mother has struggled with weight loss for a long time. She finally went to see a nutritionist, an actual Doctor that specializes in this sort of thing. The nutritionist told her, “here, buy my shakes and you’ll lose weight” The nutritionist didn’t tell her hey here’s a diet plan you should follow to lose weight, it was immediately “buy my shit”. Then when it didn’t work, the same doctor recommends gastric bypass, and whaddya know? He happens to perform that type of surgery. SCAM. Even Dr. Oz is in on this scam. This guy is a brilliant mind and here he is on tv lying through his teeth to sell his crap to you, and people are buying it hand over fist. STOP IT!

This isn’t the first journey I have had with weight loss. I lost over 100 pounds before following the same formula and I have lost 60 pounds using the same formula now. No gimmicks, no special diet plans or expensive supplements or shakes. The big secret is, Eat Less and Exercise More!

The first think I want you to do is download a calorie tracking app. I use Underarmour Myfitnesspal, because they have a huge library of foods in it. Next set it up. Where it says lifestyle, write sedentary. Yes, sedentary. This will give you the exact amount of calories you can eat to lose weight if you did absolutely nothing except sit on your ass and eat. Ok great, now you know what you can eat to lose weight. Make sure you aren’t eating too many calories and actually equally important, make sure you are eating enough calories. Depriving your body of calories will slow your metabolism. Lastly take a day a week and eat a cheat meal or a cheat day once a week or every 10 days. This also helps your body stop itself from slowing your metabolism. Do this for a week or two, then step 2. Add exercise.

I don’t care how you do it, swimming, running, jogging, walking, flapping your arms like a bird. Who cares. Just do some physical activity. If you want to track it using the app you can do that too, however if you do track it ….DO NOT use the extra calories burned from exercise or the steps you’ve walked as an excuse to eat a box of doughnuts. If you can’t handle knowing the amount of extra calories that you’re burning without eating them away, then don’t track the exercise calories. Just do the exercise.

If you do this you WILL lose weight. It is a guarantee. It won’t matter if you are eating your calories in candy bars or grass fed beef. Calories are calories when it comes to weight loss and you will lose weight.

Then when you lose weight, adjust your calories accordingly and add more activity and the cycle continues. The problem with doing this however and the reason that everyone always asks what “diet” you’re on is because this method, the best method, the tried and true and clinically proven method to weight loss IS FREE! No one can make money off of you when you use this method so everyone will convince you that you need some sort of gimmick diet plan or supplement of specialized nutrition plan to lose weight. I can assure you that you don’t. The only thing that you need to make this work is willpower, drive and a calorie counting app. Eat Less and Exercise more. It is that simple. Now go out and do it.

95 thoughts on “What “diet” are you on?

  1. Debb says:

    Thank you, this hit a chord as I am asked all the time what diet am I on? I follow you on Instagram and your transformation is amazing

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  5. My family has been taking the dog out on walks and I’ve really been thinking about it. I’m sure I’ll start going with them too.I get a great workout at my daughter’s soccer practices. I get out on the field and scrimmage with them. It’s fun and a great workout I use to exercise all the time, but now I want to excerise and do something fun or entertaining (or productive) while I do it. Now that it’s summer, it’s much easier to get some exercise. The rain has been holding me back a bit, but hopefully we start to stay dry.

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