Yes or no?
If healthy food is available, you will be more likely to eat it as opposed to the ‘not-so-good’ stuff?
For the most part, I will assume this to be true.
That is, unless you are a raging, viking food heathen, whereupon I’m not sure if I am the one that should help you…Counseling…?
Therefore, the answer to the timeless question of “How do I lose fat the fastest?” I will answer with the following, simple statement:
Change your environment to change your body
To frame this in a bit more of an applicable context, consider your friend circle. What do they normally eat? What do they normally drink? How often do you do these activities together? Do you go to McDonald’s together? Do you hold hands? Have they influenced you to order an item that they claimed was “the bees knees.”
Another example: Open your freezer. Is ice cream or some other frozen confection the most populous item in the there? Does it exist there at all?
Open your pantry… Are there copious amounts of pop-tart flavors lining the shelves? Is Mrs. Butterworth or her best friend Aunt Jemima waving at you?
Go to your fridge. How many different varieties of ranch dressing do you have? What flavor(s) of sugary yogurt do you posses? Is there any kind of fizzy drink in there (this includes adult beverages as well)?
Now stop and think about this for a second…
If you are overweight and want to lose weight, do you believe that you will suddenly stop eating all of those items without a shred of temptation?
Would it be reasonable to assume that you will eventually succumb to the siren’s call of the honey bun in your pantry?
Your immediate environment affects you much, much more than you want to believe.
If you truly desire quick and unquestionable change, this one tip is probably the most important and most difficult: Change your environment.
This means you need to stop meeting Jerry for lunch at his favorite restaurant, Chili’s, because you know that those honey chicken crispers are irresistible.
Also, follow this procedure:
Step 1: Procure large, black trash bag
Step 2: Open the pantry door and place the bag, with the mouth open, wide, at the base of the shelf
Step 3: In a sweeping motion, take your arm and drag it from the back of the shelf to the front of the shelf.
Step 4: Repeat for each shelf, along with the freezer and refrigerator until no tempting food is left.
Note: It is ok to leave the bagged vegetables that you never used before
Bottom line: If you want to win in the game of fat loss, change your surroundings so that you don’t have to battle your own head as to whether or not your are going to cram the entire hershey bar into your mouth and let it melt down.
Get rid of it, and the temptation is gone along with the item that will give you absolutely zero benefit.