The Non-Diet: How to diet without feeling like you’re on a diet?

The key to long term weight loss and maintaining a body you’re really happy with is finding a diet strategy that is sustainable long term and that doesn’t make you feel deprived. I think I’ve found that.

I’ve abandoned all the bodybuilder nonsense… ridiculously high protein, 6 meals a day. Nope. Doesn’t work for me, and besides which, I’m not a bodybuilder.

It’s plant-based, but I’m also not a vegetarian. I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, lots of eggs, cheese, fish and occasionally, meat.

It’s mostly low carb, but there are elements of carb-cycling, calorie-cycling, most days are low carb, some days I spike my carbs (i.e. eat more of them) and spike my calories. Truth be told, I forget to have a “cheat day”, because I literally never feel deprived and I really enjoy my food. I don’t worry too much about fats, I just try to make sure they come from healthy sources and I watch my overall calorie count for the day.

If I’m going to a restaurant or to grab ice cream with my girlfriends, I just eat a lot less during the rest of that day, to accommodate the restaurant meal or the ice cream. It’s really that simple.

What I’m doing is trying to mould this all together into a diet concept that people can follow, because its really working for me and I just feel like I’m cruising and its great. I’ve lost 3.5 inches (8.89cms!) since January 1st from my navel and 2.25 inches (5.72cms) from my hips!

I work out not less than 4 days a week, and only do 6 days a week if I really feel like it, if I’m just loving training and moving, then I go out and train that day.

My exercise regime includes traditional weight lifting, big lifts, full body movements along with jogging, HIIT and interval training. And the occasional yoga class.

I’ll be talking more about this in further posts and sharing my strategies with you. The beauty of this diet to me is that I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Nothing is off limits.

What’s the best diet you’ve ever been on?

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