Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Why You Keep Failing With Your Diet

By Russ Howe

If you're like most people you've tried figuring out how to lose weight to no avail and the only consistent thing with your diet is that regularity that you fall off the rails each month. It's time to end that.

We all want instant results and sometimes we get lost in marketing hype or over complicated miracle procedures rather than noticing the foundations first.

The truth is we often over complicate the fat loss procedure. One of the reasons the health and fitness industry is a billion dollar business is because there are people waiting around every corner to sell you the next miracle supplement. So you're going to find people making it sound far harder than it actually is.

Before you try any products or tried jumping into the finer details of nutrition you need to lay down the basics.

Before you shoot for the latest celebrity diet or so-called super food, implement the basics such as working towards a calorie deficit. Eating less than you do now is the number one rule when it comes to cutting weight quickly but effectively.

That's common sense, however, and the part where people mainly go wrong is figuring out how many carbohydrates, fats and protein to consume each day. This is where they feel things are too complicated for them to follow so instead they look for pre-made, ready-to-follow diet scripts instead of looking after themselves. Most of those diets cut out carbs and fats completely, leading to yo-yo dieting.

A proven split such as the 4-4-2 system, which comprises of 40% carbohydrates, 40% protein and 20% fats, is a great system to use.

It is also shown that when you snack you could do a lot worse than choosing protein as your macro nutrient of choice. The next time you feel peckish at work try to attack a food high in protein content rather than the quick carb, bad fats associated with junk food.

Most people fall off their diet because they feel they have to cut out their own favorite junk foods. This is baloney. Take a day off each week and enjoy yourself. You cannot undo consistent healthy eating with one day, unless you go particularly crazy, so feel free to enjoy your favorite food. This will help you to stick to your diet in the bigger picture.

While the rules in today's video and article are no doubt simpler than those you see in this months' celebrity magazine, they do actually work and are proven. Furthermore they are free. Stop struggling with learning how to lose weight and start getting results. The next step is establishing how to build muscle, which we will post soon enough.

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