Flexible dieting: good for the soul
When people think of a diet, they generally think restriction: cutting out their favourite foods completely and only consuming “clean” foods, like chicken breast and broccoli, to lose weight. Well I’m here to say dieting doesn’t have to be this way.
Science tells us that, while it may not be optimal to eat donuts every so often (or any other food perceived to be unclean for that matter), it’s not going to damage long-term progress if it’s consumed within your individual daily macronutrient targets (protein, carbohydrates, fats). If anything, it’s probably going to help with greater dietary compliance in time.
Obviously we want the majority of our daily intake to come from whole, unprocessed and nutrient-dense foods. However, it’s important to understand that having flexibility within the food you eat is not only good from a health perspective (variation of nutrients), but it’s good for the soul (helps to stay on track without jeopardizing progress).
It probably won’t take very long before you get sick of chicken and broccoli and end up reaching for something to satisfy your cravings.
Do you think you’re going to be able to restrict yourself from your favourite foods forever? Why not try something that can be sustained in your everyday life? It is possible to attain the physique you want without sacrificing every other aspect of your life.
It comes down to protein, carbohydrates, fats and the caloric value of food, which can be quantified and tracked for better body composition control.
Click here if you’re serious about making a lifestyle change that is going to allow you to rock the physique you’ve always wanted, without forgoing all of your favourite foods.
No more severe restriction – just true moderation and flexibility.
No more chicken and broccoli five times per day.
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