Ever feel this way? Or maybe a better question is: Ever been on a diet?
If you answered yes then you know how psychologically draining dieting is.
Well, for one, it requires change in a major area of our livesâ€”the way we eatâ€”and for most of us, change is a very uncomfortable thing.
Fact is, changing old habits and forming new ones is never an easy task; however, with dieting, it becomes exceedingly difficult given all of the physical adaptations that occur (which we will soon discuss).
Consider what happens in your mind when you go on a diet.
Almost immediately you are faced with an array of cravings. Just the sight or smell of food mentally adds to your already present hunger pangs. You find yourself craving foods that normally you have no desire to eat.
Every time you come in contact with an â€œoff-limitsâ€ food itemâ€”whether it be on a television commercial, in a magazine, or physically right in front of youâ€”the battle begins.
Do you give into the temptation to experience immediate pleasure, only to be swarmed by overwhelming guilt shortly soon after? Or do you stick it out and allow the anxiety to increase with every day?
It seems like a lose-lose situationâ€”and it is.
And what if youâ€™re not making as much progress as you had hoped? What if youâ€™re seemingly doing everything right and the scale just isnâ€™t moving?
Feelings of frustration, discouragement, and even depression emerge, making you even more inclined to break your diet.
I mean, who wants to sacrifice without being rewarded? At least when you bite into a chocolate chip cookie, the taste is satisfying. But working hard to reap no return on investment? Well that, that just flat out sucks.
There has to be a better wayâ€”and fortunately, there is.
The simple truth is this: â€œdietsâ€ canâ€™t work.
If you tried â€˜em and failed, youâ€™re just like 99% of the rest of the world, myself included: normal.
You see, any time you restrict calories, you literally â€œprogramâ€ your body to fight against your every effort to lose weight.
Think back for just a minute to the time in which our ancestors roamed the earth. You know, the hunter and gather, feast and famine type days.
For those individuals, survival was king, and in order to survive, they had to do the whole â€œeatingâ€ thing just like us.
Unfortunately, things werenâ€™t quite as easy for this group as they are today. No supermarkets. No drive-through meal deals. Instead, when our primitive ancestors wanted a nice steak, they had to go find it.
This inevitably meant that there were plenty of instances in which our yester-year counterparts went without food for days at a time. And at other times, namely during the winter months, their bodies were forced to get by on very little daily food and calories.
And the reason why they didnâ€™t die? Thereâ€™s only oneâ€”the bodyâ€™s natural defense against starvation.
Donâ€™t get enough calories for an extended period of time? No problem, the body simply causes â€badâ€ hormones, fat storage enzymes, and hunger to all increase while â€œgoodâ€ hormones, metabolism, and fat burning enzymes all take a dive.
Enter â€œstarvation modeâ€.
Friend to our ancestors; anything but to the dieter.
You see, dieting, although planned, is nothing more than a lesser degree of premeditated starvation.Â Go on a dietâ€”any dietâ€”and it wont be long until the body begins fighting for every ounce of your body fat. You want to lose it; it wants to keep it. And guess what? It wins every time.
Sad scenario, I know.
But what if there was some way to â€œtrickâ€ your body into thinking you arenâ€™t dieting when you actually are?
What if you could essentially â€œblockâ€ the body from entering starvation mode, keeping fat burning at its highest point, week after week?
Well, you can…
Is it apple pie that you crave? Chocolate chip cookies (like me)? Or maybe just the freedom to order whatever you want from your favorite restaurantâ€™s menu? Whatever it is, believe it or not, you can actually use those foods to help you lose fat faster.
But it needs to be very strategic, and with Cheat Your Way Thin, thatâ€™s exactly what I teach you how to do.
â€œSo how does strategic cheating override the starvation protection mechanism?â€
Thatâ€™s a good question, and one Iâ€™m more than happy to answer.
You see, it takes the body about one week of calorie restriction to substantially trigger â€œstarvation modeâ€ and perpetuate the negative adaptations we discussed previously (decreased metabolism, slowed/stalled fat loss, etc).
On the other hand, it takes a much shorter period of time to reverse these trends via strategic practices of â€œoverfeedingâ€ or dietary â€œcheatingâ€.
Essentially, by incorporating bursts of strategic cheating like I teach in Cheat Your Way Thin, you can literally turn your metabolism into your fat burning slave by ensuring you always have an internal environment primed for burning fatâ€”and you do it with your favorite foods.
Oh, and did I mention just how HUGE that is psychologically?
Thinking back, I can remember when I used to â€œcheatâ€ only to quickly be overwhelmed by feelings of guilt and failure. Never again. Now when I cheat, itâ€™s planned. And each time I do, I walk away knowing that I just accelerated my progress.
Frankly, it doesnâ€™t get much better than knowing that you just USED your Thanksgiving Dinner AND dessert to speed along fat loss.
Anxiety? Nope. When cravings arise, there is major comfort in knowing that youâ€™ll be able to enjoy that very food in just a few short days when your next cheat session rolls around.
Feelings of discouragement and decreased motivation? Definitely with other diets, but with Cheat Your Way Thin, youâ€™ll actually be excited to step on the scale week after week to view the consistent, steady progress that regular, strategic cheating yields.
Simply put, strategic cheating solves the dietary dilemma by providing you with powerful metabolic benefits and perhaps even more powerful psychological ones.
Finally, a diet that actually WORKS.
Don’t follow another yo yo diet.Â This time set yourself up for success and lose weight that stays off without all the cravings.Â Cheat Yourself Thin!