I can’t stick to a diet for more than a few weeks. Here’s why and what to do about it.
If you can’t stick to a diet for more than a few weeks, this post is for you.
Another year is over and…
-I lost no weight
-I look the same
-My energy is non-existent
-I don’t like the way I look in pictures
-I don’t feel in control around food
Why do we always start the year off raring to go only to quickly fizzle out?
I don’t want this year to be another year that comes and goes for you without anything changing…yet again.
Your health and fitness is too important.
It drives me crazy when people say, “I know how to lose weight!”
We’ve all heard it: “Just eat right and exercise consistently!”
UGHHH! IF ONLY IT WAS SO EASY!!! Knowing what to do and actually doing it are very different.
That’s like saying why doesn’t every aspiring musician just make a song with a catchy chorus along with a great beat and melody?
BECAUSE IT’S EASIER SAID THAN DONE!!!
If everyone knows “what to do” why are so many people overweight, out of shape and unhappy with how they look and feel?
If it was as simple as “just sticking with it” don’t you think you would have “just” done it already?
The secret to weight loss is about three things:
1. Eating well
3. Doing #1 and #2 consistently
It’s the consistency part that’s so hard.
This is why I’ve made it my life’s work to help people stay consistent.
In order to fully understand what it takes to help people stay consistent, it’s important to understand why so many people have a hard time staying consistent.
In other words: Why is sticking with it and following through so hard?
I’ve boiled it down to three things. No matter what you’re planning on doing this year, it’s worth reading. Otherwise, it’s going to be very hard to succeed.
Let’s get to it.
1) The plan you’re trying to follow isn’t sustainable.
Forget about fad diets. We can only follow a cookie, shake or grapefruit diet for so long. We can only a follow a no fat, no carb, no sugar, no fun, no anything diet for so long.
The plan has to be practical, sustainable and healthy.
Before you start any diet ask yourself, “Can I see myself eating like this in five years from now?” If the answer is no — then the diet you’re thinking about starting isn’t sustainable.
When you have the right diet and exercise plan, it’s a lot easier to stick with it.
This might sound like common sense but it’s not common practice. You can’t expect to stick with a plan that isn’t sustainable…yet people keep attempting these crazy diets.
—-> If the diet or exercise plan you’re trying to follow isn’t sustainable, you’re doomed from the start. Failure is inevitable.
**This is why we’ll give you a customized diet that’s easy to follow with flexible options. Unlike other programs that encourage strict and limited regimens, you’ll have plenty of freedom with MBT.
This isn’t about never eating your favorite foods again. That’s not sustainable! In fact, we’ll teach you how you can indulge — while still losing weight. The goal is to be fit and happy, not fit and miserable.
We’ll also give you an exercise plan that is sustainable. Going crazy at the gym isn’t necessary. Besides, 80% of weight loss is about diet. It’s about what, why and how we eat.
2) You never change your relationship with food
This is critically important.
Here’s the problem:
Most people go on what I call a “food diet.” One month they’re only eating X. The next month they’re only eating Y. The following month they’re only eating Z. We all know people like this. They go from one “food diet” to the next.
Sound familiar? Of course it does. We’ve all done it. We pick a diet and follow the rules for as long as we can using willpower.
However, if the only thing you’re changing is the food you’re eating, you’re not going to change for the long term.
It’s critical that you change your relationship with food. It’s critical that you change the way you think and react to food. It’s critical that you learn the right mindset along with developing the healthy habits and behaviors necessary to lose weight and keep it off…
Otherwise, you’ll keep going from one diet to the next. You’ll never be able to stick with anything.
We follow X plan by willing ourselves to stay strong for as long as we can…until we can’t take it anymore. We eventually lose steam, and revert back to our old ways.
Like motivation, willpower is not sustainable.
This is why people gain weight back. They never learn the right mindset along with the habits and behaviors necessary to keep it off.
They just buckle down and try hard for a few months until they can’t take it anymore.
Most diets get more difficult to follow as time goes on. This is not a sustainable strategy.
**Changing our clients’ relationship with food is a big part of what we do. Helping them develop the right mindset along with the habits/behaviors to lose weight and keep it off is a big part of what we do too.
Simple example: Most diets/programs and “experts” out there only focus on what you’re eating. Sure, we care about what you eat. But we also focus on why you’re eating. When we understand why you’re eating, it’s a lot easier to change what you’re eating.
This is why our clients find that it gets easier and easier to stick to the plan. That’s why they’re able to lose the weight, and keep it off effortlessly.
—-> Unless you change your relationship with food, and the way you think and react to food, you’re not going to lose weight for the long term.
3) Daily and personal accountability + Daily Support
It’s too easy to make promises to yourself and break them. No one knows if you keep them or not…so you hardly ever do. We all know this feeling. The feeling of having been lied to. By ourselves. It’s an awful feeling.
Unless you’re being held accountable and being supported daily, it’s very hard to stick with it. It’s too easy to rationalize to ourselves. It’s also very hard to sustain the effort required to lose weight.
**Enter MBT. This is where daily accountability and support comes into play. It’s also what makes us different from the billion and one other programs out there.
Not only do we tell you exactly what to do in order to reach your goal, but your very own Body Tutor will make sure you actually do it day in and day out.
It’s very hard to accomplish any goal without accountability so that’s why it’s the cornerstone of MBT. No one offers accountability like us, and it’s how we ensure you reach your goal.
Because we work so closely with you we know when you’re off track. Whether it’s a mental block (for example: fear of failure, fear of success — this is a lot more common than you might think) or a tactical challenge (how to navigate an upcoming party, travel, etc.,), your Body Tutor will be guiding and supporting you on a daily basis. This makes all the difference, and it’s why we get the results we do, guaranteed.
What does accountability really mean? It’s hard to explain the power of accountability unless you’ve experienced it.
It’s your first day of school.
The bell rings, and in walks your new physics professor.
He’s carrying a giant red physics textbook. He looks straight at the class, and slams the book down on the table with a big thud…….
He looks at the class and yells, “YOU HAVE 6 MONTHS TO STUDY. AT THE END OF THE 6 MONTHS YOU WILL HAVE A TEST. GOOD LUCK!”
He then walks out of the room.
Now let me ask you…who do you think will actually pass a class like this??
This physics professor has set the class up for failure.
INSTEAD, what if the same professor:
- ….holds class everyday.
- ….has office hours.
- ….lets you ask questions.
- ….corrects you when you are wrong.
- ….supports/guides you every step of the way.
What do you think the success rate will be? Very high obviously.
The big difference between everyone failing and everyone passing is the amount of support/guidance they got.
Same with a diet.
Traditionally you’re basically told, “Here’s a diet to follow. Go do it. Good luck.”
This is assuming a lack of knowledge is the big issue. (The real issue is a lack of consistent action aka compliance.)
This is a huge reason why people on traditional programs don’t lose weight.
We’re set up for failure from the beginning. (Just like that bad professor set up his class for failure.)
Okay, so how do we set ourselves up for long term weight loss success?
We’ve figured this out at MBT: We follow the same principles of supporting and guiding our clients every step of the way.
This is why our success rate is so high.
….We provide you daily support / guidance.
….We give you a plan that is actually sustainable.
….We set you up with a coach who is an expert.
….We support you whenever you fall off track.
….We set you up with clear and defined goals.
….Your very own tutor will know the answers to all of your questions.
….We teach in bite-sized-chunks over time, not a fire-hose of information on the first day.
….We teach you the right mindset along with the healthy habits and behaviors necessary to lose weight and keep it off.
….You get relentless support and accountability…..from a real human being…every single day.
….You get an expert who knows how to get you the results you want and they understand how to get you through anything and everything that will get in the way.
I can go on and on. But I think you get the point.
—-> Unless you’re being held accountable and supported daily, it’s very hard to stick with it. It’s too easy to rationalize to ourselves. It’s also very hard to sustain the effort required to lose weight.
So, there you have it: The three reasons why consistency is so hard.
No matter what you do, keep these in mind for your weight loss journey. I sincerely want to see you succeed because when you improve your health and fitness, you improve everything else in your life. How you feel about yourself spills over into every aspect of your life.
Would I love for you to try MBT?
Of course! I’ve seen how many people MBT has helped since 2007. My belief and confidence is a direct result of how many people we’ve helped. It’s why I offer a guarantee. You can try my program for a full month. If you don’t feel or see results / aren’t happy with the path we’re on, we’ll give you your money back. It’s as simple as that.
Many people claim they want to improve their lives but they just whine, make excuses and hope things will get better. Year after year, nothing changes. Sadly, some people are happiest when you just let them be unhappy.
I don’t want this year to be another year that comes and goes.
I’ve made it a no-brainer for you to give us a shot. I know it’ll be the last program you ever do. You’ll not only lose the weight and get the body you want, but you’ll learn the skills / mindset and develop the habits/behaviors that you’ll be able to use forever — so you don’t have to deal with losing weight over and over again.
What are you waiting for? Together, we’ll make it happen.
If you have any questions about my program message me here. I read and reply to all my emails. (Try me.)
To a healthier, happier and fitter you,
P.S. I get it. You’ve become skeptical after trying so many things. You’ve lost trust in companies. And, perhaps, what’s holding you back most is, you’ve lost trust in yourself. It’s why I’ve made it a no-brainer for you to try us by offering a guarantee. I know what we offer works.
My confidence in what we do is a result of how many people we’ve helped since 2007. I sincerely believe MBT is the best program out there. And it’s not just because I say it is.
It’s because of the incredible results we’ve been able to get for our clients. It’s based on what our clients have tried before MBT, and what they’re telling us.
It’s because of success stories like Joe, Lynda, Jeremy, Tammi, Laurie, Sharmin, Mitch, Stephanie and countless others. People who were seriously skeptical but saw something different in our program and gave us a chance.
That chance is all I ask for from you. I know you’ll love what we’re about.