The answer is quite simple – comfort.
Life has just become too damn comfortable.
Cozy sofas, instant dinners and addictive TV shows – they’re all contributing to the laziness epidemic, the main culprit for our messed up diets.
Now you must probably be thinking that starting a diet, that supports your grueling workouts, requires a lot of effort and dedication.
But what if I told you, there’s a super-easy way for you to transform your diet. It’s so easy, that literally anyone can do it.
Get ready not only to transform your diet, but to transform your life.
Gradual Diet Transformation
Do I really need to fix my diet in order to gain muscle?
This is one of the most frequent questions I get from people that are struggling to get big.
There’s really no way around it. If building muscle is your goal, then a clean and nutritious diet is absolutely necessary.
While I do believe that you need to fix your diet in order to experience muscle growth, I’m not really a big fan of drastic, short term dietary changes.
Why I hear you ask?
Well, simply because drastic short term changes are hard to be sustained for long time periods.
The above statement is best explained with an example.
Joe is your average guy. For the past three years, his life (health wise), has been a complete mess – almost no exercise and a steady diet of junk food, every day.
After looking himself in the mirror one day, Joe decides that it’s time for some changes.
Eager to get in shape as soon as possible, Joe adopts a “balls to the walls” approach. He starts to train like a madman and he also drastically changes his diet for the better. Now he’s cooking and eating 5 to 6 meals every day – clean and nutritious foods only.
But after the initial enthusiasm fades away, Joe suddenly starts to have difficulties sustaining his new healthy lifestyle. After a week or two of struggling to keep his healthy lifestyle going, Joe eventually decides to revert to his old ways.
Why did this happen?
Simple, the new way of living required too much planning and effort to keep going. A “balls to the walls” approach is therefore not recommended for people that are just starting out.
In order to take charge of your nightmarish diet, I recommend a more gradual approach.
I’m talking about The Gradual Diet Transformation.
Now before you begin, you’ve got to have a cool diet set in place first. Here you can read about an awesome diet, that will allow you to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time.
Here’s The Gradual Diet Transformation explained in 3 simple steps:
- Pick one day of the week when you’ll eat healthy – let’s call this Diet Day.
- One day before your Diet Day, go to the store and buy all the necessary foods you’ll need for tomorrow.
- On Diet Day, cook and eat all the foods you need to eat.
That’s all there is to it.
But wait, that’s just one day of the week?!
The way to achieve permanent, long term change, is by starting small.
You start by having just one Diet Day in the first week, and then you continue to add Diet Days every consecutive week.
In practice it would kinda look like this:
Week #1 – 1 Diet Day
Week #2 – 2 Diet Days
Week #3 – 3 Diet Days
Week #4 – 4 Diet Days
Week #5 – 5 Diet Days
Week #6 – 6 Diet Days
Week #7 – 7 Diet Days
As you can see, by the end of the 6th week, you’re going to eat healthy the entire week. Eating healthy will basically become second nature.
If you think that the default progression is too slow for you, then by all means feel free to increase the number of Diet Days in week one. You could even double the number of Diet Days you add each week.
These are not strict rules, only guidelines to help you move forward.
It’s a No-Brainer Really …
The Gradual Diet Transformation really is a super-easy way to take charge of your nightmarish diet – once and for all. Once you have the diet that supports your hardcore workouts, massive muscle gains are sure to follow.
What’s your take on this? Do you think that 7 weeks in order to start with a proper diet is too long? Do you know any other methods for not getting overwhelmed in the beginning?
If you do, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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