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Diets fail for two main reasons, you either get hungry or tired.
Some will say time, but that isn’t a valid reason. That’s an excuse.
Getting hungry on a diet can lead you to obviously over indulge, not stick to it, and not see results.
Now, SOME hunger is okay.. And almost a sign you are in a deficit.
And no, I am not saying starve yourself to lose weight.
When that hunger inevitably does come about, there are tools you can use to ensure it subsides.
1. Protein. Getting around 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight is CRUCIAL for fighting hunger while on a diet.
2. Micronutrients / Veggies / Food Volume. Loading up on low calorie foods can fill your stomach up, satisfy your body, and allow you to stay in a deficit.
3. Size of deficit. You HAVE to be in a calorie deficit.. But how aggressive is up to you. If you are too aggressive, and the hunger is too high.. Then decrease the amount of a deficit.
4. Meal Timing. And no, this is not to speed up your metabolism. This is to make sure you stay full and satisfied throughout the day, so you don’t over eat at night.
These are the bookmark version of what I cover in this podcast.
Check it out if you need some help with your New Years Diet.