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Press PAUSE Before Starting That Next Diet
You are contemplating starting a new diet. This food fad/new diet seems to be the next great thing and this is what is going to finally "work", right? This is where we want to pump the brakes and hit that pause button before starting that next diet. The next time you think going on a diet is a good thing; I want you to remember my trademarked acronym for the word DIET…
That's right, that's what every diet is, Disaster Imminent Every Time™. Diets don't work, they never have and they never will, why? Because every diet, every food fad is setting you up for disaster, not success. Let's first define what "working" is. Going on some diet/food fad and losing a quick 20 pounds and then quickly gaining back 25-30 pounds is not something that works. This is a train wreck, like all diets.
There are many reasons why diets don't work and here is one of the main ones… When individuals go on a diet, they are focusing on eating to lose weight and this is a completely wrong focus. Eating to lose weight is only going to bring about excessive hunger, food cravings, frustration and in turn this all leads to overeating, binge eating and even more weight gain. Our focus must change in order to achieve meaningful and sustainable results. Let's start to focus on fueling the body when we eat as opposed to focusing on eating to lose weight.
Food is essential for us to live, therefore, we don't want to just feed the body; we want to fuel the body. For every meal and snack, we want to make sure we are fueling the body. Not only are we fueling the body, we are also fueling the brain. This is a completely different mindset as compared to dieting. Individuals on a diet are constantly thinking about how little they need to eat and what special foods they need to eat in order to lose weight. This is not good; this is not fueling the body.
When you start to follow 9Round Nutrition, the focus is simple; the focus is fueling the body. You are not going to see some crazy diet or food fad here, rather, you're just going to see how eating right and properly fueling the body, in time, will bring about meaningful and sustainable results. Whether your goal is to lose 100 pounds of body fat, become a world champion athlete or somewhere in between, the nutrition focus remains the same. Eat in order to fuel the body, as that is the key to success. Remember, going on a diet is a Disaster Imminent Every Time™.
Let's summarize what it takes you in order to fuel the body properly (and not just feed the body). Step #1, fuel the body immediately upon awakening. Keep in mind, we don’t want to feed the body, we want to fuel the body; these are two completely different animals. For example, let's say someone goes on some food fad and diet that is low/no carbohydrates (Disaster Imminent Every Time™) and their breakfast is eggs and bacon. This is a downward spiral in the making and a complete disaster. Yes it's food, but it's not fuel, big difference. One more time, we want to fuel the body, not just feed the body.
Step #2, continue to fuel the body every 2.5-3.5 hours thereafter all throughout the day. And then, the next step is one of the biggest game changers when it comes to eating right and fueling the body and brain properly…
Step #3, at EVERY meal/snack, the goal is 45-60% calories from Carbohydrate, 15-30% protein and 15-30% fat. Now this is FUEL for the body, not just food. This is what will set the body up for amazing success and this is eating to fuel the body (not eating to lose).
In summary, the next time you are tempted to try some new food fad & diet, press the pause button and remember that a DIET is simply a Disaster Imminent Every Time™.
Dr. Rick Kattouf II
2x Best-Selling Author
Named One Of The World Fitness Elite® Trainers Of The Year