Most diets fail. They either fail immediately, within a couple of weeks or after a number of weeks. Sometimes they can appear to succeed, but after a year, you’re back to square one. Which if you think about it is a fairly common result. In this podcast, I give five reasons why your diet is failing.
I won’t go into each specific point, that’s what the podcast is here for. But the main reason for a failing diet is not taking it seriously enough during planning. What is your goal? How are you going to achieve it? How long is this diet going to last? What is your current situation?
Answer these questions and you will be well on your way to creating a successful diet that achieves exactly what you set out for it to achieve. Sadly, what usually happens is that you wake up after a particularly calorific meal or a night out and vow to go on a diet. You throw out all the junk food in your house and then purchase a new diet book and a tonne of “healthy” meals.
You give up everything you love, and after a few weeks, you have a complete meltdown and gorge yourself. Does that sound familiar? It certainly does to me. Not only have I seen hundreds of clients do it (before signing up with me), I’ve been there myself. At University, I gained a load of weight, and tried carb-free diets, for a good 2 weeks before I ate an entire loaf of bread in one sitting.
During the podcast, I promised to link you to some articles on goal setting, nutrition, and exercise. Check them out here:
Today’s beer came courtesy of Lidl, and it should be mentioned that it came at a very low price point. Twisted Knots IPA is a very dark beer, almost red in colour. It had a decent head, that mostly disappeared while I tried to get a photo of it. The taste was a little too bitter for my liking, but not too bad at all.
This is a beer that I would not exactly search out, but wouldn’t turn down if offered it. Considering the price, it is not a bad beer, but I prefer Lidl’s other IPA, which tastes a lot better in my opinion.
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.