No one would want to sabotage my diet now, would they? I hate to burst your bubble but 9 out of the 10 people you tell you’re on a diet, ultimately want you to fail. These people are known as the dreaded diet saboteurs.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve come to realize this one oddity among human nature. People want you to fail because it will make them look like a winner. Sad but true.
Here’s how you deal with diet saboteurs.
Don’t tell people you’re on a diet. It’s that simple. Sure, you’re going to need to tell someone to help hold you accountable, but chose that person wisely.
Diets are hard.
Most are restrictive.
Most count calories.
Most don’t work.
Do you know why most diets don’t work?
The reason is, you told someone who wanted you to fail.
I can count on both my hands and toes the number of times I told someone I was going to shed a few pounds only for them to invite me to the newest and greatest burger joint in town that didn’t serve salads. That’s when I realized my friends didn’t want me to succeed.
After several years of trying diets, I finally found the one for me. Yep, my two favorite foods in the world were going to get me back to the way I was when I was in my twenties.
Enter the Atkins diet.
I never thought I’d be able to lose 54lbs in a little less than 6 months and keep it off for 11 years.
My diets are easy. All I do is don’t tell anyone, and limit my amount of carbs.
No one knew I was on a diet because when my buddies invited me to the local burger joint, I would order the biggest, juiciest, cheesiest burger. Sure, I wouldn’t eat the bun and when they asked why not, I lied and told them I was suffering from some gluten allergy. Man, I snowed them, but you know what? I didn’t care because whether they knew it or not, they would always sabotage my diet.
I’ve been on the Atkins plan for 11 years, and I really don’t think of it as a diet; it’s more of a way of living.
There’s no measuring. There’s no weighing and most of all, there are no counting calories. I’m able to eat real food like steak, burgers, and bacon and still maintain my weight.
If I can do it, you can do it.
Take your time and read through my blog. Use it as your reference. I will supply you with the information you need to succeed. Don’t worry about little hiccups along the way. We all fall off the wagon every once in a while. I will show you how to hop back on and stay on track.
I hope you’re ready for your latest journey of losing weight without losing your mind and getting to eat lots of burgers and bacon.
See you on the thin side, and if you happen to run across one of your diet saboteurs, invite them over for a nice thick burger.