A great post from Aadam here (@physiqonomics) -
For all of you looking to lose weight/be fitter/be stronger in 2018, understand this: you will not adhere to drastic diet plans or workouts a few months down the line. -
Excerpt from Aadam’s new blog post, here: “The red line represents Person A: This is the person who starts a new fitness plan and goes all out. They drastically cut calories; restrict all their favourite foods; stop going out with friends; start training 7x/week.
They make some progress at the start but eventually hit a wall and as their enthusiasm and energy start to fade, so does their progress. And they quit.
The blue line represents Person B: This is the person who starts slow. They set a reasonable deficit they can adhere to, they only go to the gym 3x/week because it’s what makes sense for them and their schedule, they still go out with friends on the weekend, and enjoy their favourite foods now and again.
Person B may not be making progress as fast as Person A, but because they’ve made sensible choices that they can stick to, it allows them to be consistent; and as the graph shows, they end up making more progress in the long run”