They’re like a Band-Aid on a wound that needs stitches
|Insanity is doing the same thing over |
and over and expecting different results
- Eliminate entire food groups
- Juice or liquid diets
- Don’t eat!
- Severely low calorie intake, less than 1,200 calories daily
- Extreme exercise-hours or more a day of intense exercise
- Deprived of our favorite foods
- Constantly hungry
- Losing control
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. ~Mark Twain
When many of us diet we give up the foods we love. We blame our weight struggles on pizza, ice cream, and other high calorie foods. It makes sense that if we stop eating them then we'll lose weight, and we may. The problem is, it's nearly impossible to totally give up these foods. We have an emotional connection to food, it really is true love. Think about it, if it's true love then you can let it go and it will return to you. When we diet and let those foods go they do return, time and time again. One of the most important facts I discovered on my weight loss journey was I had to lose weight without letting go of the foods I love. They had to be part of my diet plan or I would fail in the end. If not, feeling deprived mixed with temptation would be too much for me to over come. I would lose control and "fall of the wagon" like I have many times in the past. Being in control is extremely important for success. This is where spiking stands out from other diet plans. Instead of "falling of the wagon" Spikers choose to "jump of the wagon" and they get right back on the following day. By having a Spike Day you control when you have your favorite foods and temptation and deprivation will no longer hinder your progress.
Dieting fails but a lifestyle change succeeds
“Spiking has allowed me to take control of my diet, my health and my life. I know that once a week I can eat anything I want, so it's that much easier to follow my nutrition plan for the rest of the week. This isn't a diet. It's a plan for a healthy lifestyle.”