Many times a week I get questions about working out and diets and things of that nature. I love getting questions on this subject and love to help in anyway way possible. I love seeing people improve themselves. I am not a personal trainer (no certifications, although I think I am better than most) and certainly not a doctor or dietitian. However I do feel like I have information that many people do not possess. I have tried several different diets for reasons spanning from having a 6-pack to being able to run over a 6’2″ 240 lb linebacker. I would say the average person asks me about 1 of 2 things. 1. How can I lost weight/get cut up. 2. How can I get bigger/stronger. I want to talk about the first…
Usually when I discuss #1 I find that most people already know what needs to be done. I feel like this is similar to financial decisions. For the most part we know what we need to do, we just need to do it. Most people find seem a little disappointed when I tell them what they already know as if there is some kind of magical bean that will allow you to drop 3 dress sizes and loses all fat on your stomach. There is no secret! Whatever the current diet fad is now will most likely produce the same results as last year’s and the fad diet from 5 year’s ago. With that being said the diet is only a vehicle in reaching your goals. You are the driver! What I mean by this is just owning a car will not get you from point A to point B. You have to get in and drive it. You can paleo all you want (own the car in the drive way) but if you aren’t consistent and dedicated to it you’re not going to go anywhere! I am not anti-diet, but the diet is not the important part. Unless it is the “Eat 15 pieces of pizza for breakfast and 5 scoops of ice cream for dinner diet” you will probably lose weight and cut up if you committed to it.
A note about specific diets
Each person is different and what may work for me might not work for you. Also, the difference of all the diets out there are YOUR specific goals. It is fun to manipulate your body with food by trying out different diets. It’s like a big puzzle that produces a 6-pack or 500 lb squat. But make sure you do your due diligence when looking into what diet you want to try but remember, you probably already know the general guidelines to achieve your goal.
Figure out your goals, know how you are going to get there, most importantly commit yourself and DO IT!!!
Next thing you know you will be lookin’ hot on the beach in that sassy new zebra-striped bikini!!