The Hollywood Hyperbole
Why movie myths are keeping you fat
Bootcamps and torture tests like Whole30 or 75 Hard are 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗽𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 your mind and likely making your body WORSE!
They play off the Hollywood Hyperbole that sells one big misconception: That the degree to which you are willing to suffer will correlate with the results you will see
This misconception is dangerous because it sets you up for failure. If you believe that the only way you'll lose your excess fat is by hating life, then I will bet you that you will never lose your excess fat.
You'll actually just end up in a vicious cycle of unsustainable effort followed by dejection, self hatred and ultimately a compounding of your original problem.
If you want to be fit, you cannot view fitness as a punishment! As counterintuitive as it may be, a fit body is achieved first and foremost by finding a functional approach 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆.
Enjoyment is Priority #1 because if you want to be fit, what you do for 30 days or 75 days is trumped by what you do for the next 50 years. So if you want to be fit, aim to make small adjustments that you can sustain 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿. For me, they happen to be:
-A protein dominant real food diet, eaten when hungry until full
-Training for performance, aiming to get stronger and faster, but resting enough to achieve both
As you can imagine, that's a lot easier than never eating added sugar or doing things I hate. So it should be no surprise I've been able to keep it up for a decade.