Excerpt from Chapter 2 in the Diet Section
Don’t eat good? That’s great news!
It is all relative to what you currently are doing. The “good” that we have been talking about is the end result. The beginning of developing a “healthy eating lifestyle” is just improving on what you are currently doing. Start by making one change. Your body will notice one change, your mind will not, if it is a small enough change. Then, a week later, make another change. Keep making small changes week after week. Take the stairs! Take baby steps. Do this gradually and it will be easy. You will not see results as quick, but you will be less likely to quit and you will see more results in the long run. Let’s revisit the scenario given earlier in the book for an example:
John eats horrible and drinks 4 12oz. cans of soda per day. Instead of quitting soda all together, he reduces from 4 cans of soda to 3 per day, a small change that required little discipline. That is the only change that he made in his entire diet. He still eats bad everyday and drinks 3 cans of soda. He has cut out roughly 750 calories and 250 grams of sugar per week. That is enough to lose a pound of body fat in 3-4 weeks. That is just making that one change. You obviously can make a few more changes and start exercising and see results even faster, but don’t change too much. You want to keep it easier. You want to be happy.