In order for restrictive diets to create permanent results for somebody, they need to be adopted PERMANENTLY!
For most of us mere mortals, we can’t stick with a restrictive diet for 30 days, let alone a year or a decade.
For these reasons, I strongly advise you to change how you think about dieting.
You need to determine how likely you are to stick with a restrictive diet permanently:
- How averse are you to change?
- How likely are you to stick with your changes?
- Have you tried a restrictive diet in the past and failed?
- Do you have a healthy relationship with food?
- Do you have an “All or nothing?” mindset?
Like playing a video game, you need to determine what level of difficulty you are willing to attempt.
Playing on “Ultra Hard Difficulty” (like Keto) gives you less room for error, but it can also produce impressive results quickly – if you don’t rage quit.
And 99% of people rage quit restrictive diets like Keto.
So what’s the best diet for you?
I’ll give you the same answer that I give people when they ask me, “What’s the best workout plan?”:
The best diet is the one that helps you reach your goals, that you ENJOY, and that you’ll actually stick with permanently!
Personally, I don’t follow any sort of restrictive diet.
I’m a big fan of small changes that eventually produce big results.
This is why I’ve SLOWWWWLY adjusted my diet over the past decade so that no change was too drastic and I could stick with it permanently.
It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle change. Permanently.
And that’s what I would recommend for you:
Small, non-scary, permanent changes over a long time period!
You need to start thinking in terms of “days and years,” not “weeks and months:”