How to achieve Your Summer Body in the Gym without Dieting
The reality is that there is no diet that is going to work for everyone long-term. The word “diet” in itself implies that the changes that will be made are not permanent. A diet is simply a temporary eating habit for someone with a short-term specific goal in mind.
Getting ready for a bodybuilding show? You need a diet.
Want to get in front of the camera for the next swimsuit magazine? You need a diet.
However, if you’re like the other 99.999% of the world that is simply trying to feel good and look great naked, then a diet is not what you need. What you need are a few simple strategies to decrease your body fat that fit into your lifestyle. These are the secrets that you need to stay lean;
1. Train Hard
This may sound so obvious, but the truth is just “going to the gym” isn’t enough. You’ve got to actually work hard while you’re there. Investing in a heart rate/activity tracker like an iWatch can help you quantify how many calories you’re burning day in and day out, and your training will play a big part in that. Training hard does not mean getting on a treadmill and plodding along at a slow pace for an hour every time you hit the gym. If you don’t already, slowly integrating more resistance and interval training into your routine are two ways to crank up the intensity.
2. 80/20 Consistency
Results, particularly sustained, legit results, are the product of consistency. Ask anyone you deem to be “fit” and I guarantee that it didn’t happen overnight. Chances are it’s been a work in progress for many years. The same goes for the opposite end of the spectrum. Understand that if you’ve been overweight for a long time, your body is used to that state, so it’s going to take a little longer to change it. The longer and more consistently you execute healthy lifestyle habits and follow a training program, the easier the results will come and stay.
The problem is that most people tend to yo-yo up and down with their routines. They will be good for a few months, and then fall off for a few, following this cycle for years on end. Then they wonder why they can’t get sustainable results. The key is to find a training program that works for you and eat a “diet” (there’s that word again) that fits your lifestyle.