By Jan Hauser
Weight Loss Coach, Personal Trainer Food
#1 Diets Become Moral Dilemmas
The moment you announce to the world that you are on a DIET, your brain does a funny thing. It starts judging everything as either ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Counting calories is ‘good.’ High-fat is ‘bad.’ It doesn’t take long before weighing yourself to track progress is ‘next to godliness’ and eating ice cream is an embarrassing dietary ‘damnation.’
This is a false moral division, not a true reflection of what needs to be done to lose weight. And the problem is the sense of doom you feel any time you trip on one of these imaginary morals. Losing weight is not about keeping a moral score card. It’s about balancing your lifestyle.
Sure, there are some rules to follow, but the rules we give you in every box of Personal Trainer Food are clear, simple, and effective. Your brain needn’t work to divvy them up as bad or good. Losing weight is a matter of getting healthy, and you can relax in the knowledge that you needn’t feel bad about improving your health for the long-term.
#2 Diets Make You Gain More Weight
Even just saying the word DIET to yourself evokes feelings of deprivation. Try it right now and see! Severely small portions of foods that taste like cardboard would make anyone feel some amount of self-loathing. It’s those feelings that weaken your resolve, and the biggest reason why temptations are …tempting to you.
So you tell yourself “what the hell, one bite isn’t going to hurt me.” One bite turns into “I’ll start next Monday…” and then another New Year’s Eve making the shameful resolution to lose the weight you never lost– and then some with the weight you gained from your last DIET.
Success in losing weight depends on eating foods you love. Who isn’t satisfied after having a juicy Angus Burger or some delightful Teriyaki Chicken? And what about the liberation of being able to eat some of your favorite foods in unlimited quantities or having a satisfying snack of cheese, even?
#3 Diets are Overly Optimistic
You can do anything you set your mind to. But simply resolving to stick to a DIET is the fastest way to feeling overwhelmed. That’s because we make two mistakes in optimistic overestimation. The first is overestimating the pace of our progress and getting frustrated…
The second is overestimating our ability to get to the goal. Most of us imagine ourselves getting to the end zone in one breath-taking fast-forward sprint. But the reality is that goals are achieved one step at a time. Putting one foot in front of the other doesn’t require motivation or a great deal of energy, and it’s not exactly exciting– that’s precisely why it works so well!
The thought of ‘one more step’ will never overwhelm you. You will always be able to make progress this way.
Personal Trainer Food gives you the confidence of the exact, small, daily steps to follow to put you at ease. The right foods proven to burn fat. A daily walk. 3-4 minutes in the microwave. Meal delivery to your doorstep.
All you have to do is make these your steadfast habits and routines and step by step, you will succeed. It’s like magic.
#4 Diets Don’t Move You
Are you passionate about getting where you want to be in life? Does the idea of going on a DIET set your hair on fire? Probably not. Look, anything you do should be one of two things: it should either move you closer to your goals or get out of the way so you can focus on them.
For most people, worrying about counting calories, grocery shopping, and meal preparation takes a ton of time and energy. And the details to make all that happen can be paralyzing. What could you otherwise do with your life if you could just focus on more important things than eating right and losing weight?
Goals are not ‘to-do’s,’ they are the manifestation of your dreams. This is the priceless gift that Personal Trainer Food gives you: it’s not a DIET. Personal Trainer Food allows you to boldly move towards the things in life that really matter.
So go on, instead of a DIET, get after your 2016 goals and dreams! Live well, eat well, and be well. We’re behind you all the way.
Jan is a 14-year veteran in the fitness industry and has personally coached and trained thousands of people to live fit and healthy lives around the world. 100 pounds ago, she knew exactly what it is like to be obese, sick and unhappy, feeling like there was nothing that could be done about the excess fat she had gained. That is why she couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Personal Trainer Food team today. She has successfully and permanently lost the fat using the principles of this program.