You might be asking yourself, “Man… How am I going to loose this weight”
“Man… How am I going to start throwing away junk”
“Man… Those extra sugary twinkie cakes filled with sugary cream filling taste way too good! Can I really do this? Because honestly I’ll die without my twinkie cake”.
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t a piece of cake (I should’ve use a healthier phrase). But starting a healthy lifestyle is easier than you think.
You may start living a healthy lifestyle because your doctor told you to, or maybe you’re training as an athlete or bodybuilder, or even maybe because you chose to. Well to make it easy as pie…. No I mean, to make it easy as broccoli, simply follow my 2 step method below.
- Step 1: Getting Rid of Unnecessary Junk
First off, don’t throw every single thing in your house away that is considered junk. Stupid isn’t it? Well no, if you were to literally throw away your “unhealthy foods/junk food” to simply jump into the “full blown healthy lifestyle” like a boss you are, it’ll be hard to adjust to just eating healthy. You’ll have trouble eating.. trouble staying full (your used to stuffing your face till you can’t anymore to stay full for hours).. and trouble maintaining the lifestyle itself. What you want to do is take it slow day by day. Buy some healthy food and throw away some junk but also keep a good amount. Generally it’ll be constructed this way:
Phase 1 – 2/10 healthy food 8/10 junk food
Phase 2 – 4/10 healthy food 6/10 junk food
Phase 3 – 6/10 healthy food 4/10 junk food
Phase 4 – 8/10 healthy food 2/10 junk food
Phase 5 – 9/10 healthy food 1/10 junk food (this is optional)
Each phase can be how much ever you want it to be. 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, just make sure you don’t fall all the way back to phase 1 if you’re in phase 4 or 5. The trick is to train yourself overtime to maintain and get used to healthy foods and keep junk food on the sideline when you feel like being unhealthy for a day or two. Don’t punish yourself and never eat junk food because I’ll tell you myself, it’s hard but results from not eating junk food and training/working out/or whatever are amazing. I went 4 months with no junk food what so ever and I probably had the best body I’ve ever had in my life.
Step 2: Acquire a motivational partner
Furthermore, get yourself a partner, a coach, or whatever you want and take advantage to use them as motivation.
Spouse/Significant other – A couple together being healthy is probably the most funnest (I made that word up) and amazing thing ever. You can always remind each other of how far you’ve guys came, or you know… Who has to clean the bathroom for a month knowing every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday and going into that bathroom is not pleasant. Make it fun, lovable, etc.
Coach – This might cost money if you do actually go this route, but I mean, if you’ve had coaches in the past and you’re comfortable with a coach as a motivational figure, then GO AHEAD, DO YA THANG !
Best friend – This is nearly similar to having a spouse as a partner. You guys can track each other progress, make it fun, workout together, making meal plans together, whatever you want. Just remember.. Always try to motivate that friend of yours ! In return, he/she will obviously return the favor as you please.
I’ve done this method myself and it done awesome things for me. I’ve also told friends of mine to try it out also and I saw major improvements in their physique. Most of my friends are Body builders and athletes with bad eating habits. I told them my method and they loved it. Most of them literally started from Phase 1 onto Phase 2, then jumped to like Phase 5.