Posts Tagged ‘Planning’


Hey Guys,

The below happens to be a Facebook post I posted earlier, but I thought it had a good message and wanted to share it with those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

When people decide there going to diet they set themselves a time scale of let’s say 16-20 weeks.That’s all good, however, did you know that it takes on average 21 days to settle into a routine.The same applies to dieting/nutrition. When you start a new eating plan, you don’t just adjust to it the day you start, it takes a while for you to get used to the new pattern of eating.

Say for example you decide to go on a low carb diet…There’s no more of this buying quick snacks when you’re out. You will realise that most places don’t sell protein only foods so you now have to make the adjustments to your day and start prepping your food.

During the first 4 weeks you’re in what I call the adjustment stage and in the process of building the foundation for the weeks to come.

So in theory your 20 weeks becomes 16 weeks dieting and 4 weeks adjusting…

16 weeks becomes 12 weeks dieting and 4 weeks adjusting…

Even worst if you’ve only given yourself 12 weeks as you’ll be cutting it short to only 8 weeks!

Giving yourself only 8 weeks to shed a load of body fat put’s your body in a vulnerable position as you risk loosing precious hard earned muscle and voluntarily jump on the fast track to skin and bone, LOL, I’m serious.

I’ve seen guys do 1 hour cardio in the morning and 1 hour in the evening, eating next to nothing and all for the love of abs and the summer holiday that’s shortly around the corner.

But you see 8 weeks down the line, although they find that they have the abs they were after, they also have a nice set of rib bones to compliment them…OUCH. Don’t be this guy… I was close to becoming him but learnt the hard way never the less.

This can all be avoided guys if you plan ahead of time!

I’ve been making this mistake since I first started training…Don’t do the same!