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May 31, 2011

Why Most People Fail At Their Diets, And What To Do About It

Ok, so lets say you're doing an extreme blast workout diet program for summer.  You want results, and you want them now.  You've got a program, you're all set to go.

Sounds like you've got everything.  So why do most people fail?

Your Environment Is Pulling You To Failure

Most people fail because they are set up to fail.

Their kitchen makes them fail, their job makes them fail, and their freinds make them fail.  Hell, even the way they talk about food makes them fail.

Oh yeah, and their calendar makes them fail.

Everything In Your Environment
Is Set Up For
The Way You Were Before

Another way of saying it - however fit you are, is the level of fitness your environment allows for.

For example, lets say you are a woman who is 26% bodyfat, but you want to go to 21% bodyfat.

  1. Your kitchen is stocked with food that someone who is 26% bodyfat eats.
  2. Your friends talk about food the way that someone who is 26% bodyfat talks about food. 
  3. You drink the amount of alcohol that someone who is 26% bodyfat drinks.
  4. Your level of workout planning is the amount of planning that someone who is 26% bodyfat plans.

You get the idea.

When Worlds Collide

Lets say our theoretical example girl starts a workout and diet plan that's the kind of workout and diet that someone who is 21% would do.

That's awesome, but then it collides with her 26% kitchen and her 26% conversation with her friends.  That's probably enough for it all to fail right there.

And that's why most people fail.

That's probably why you've failed in the past.

The Simple Fix

I say simple, 'cause it is.  But it's going to be a little uncomfortable at first.

You're going to align your circumstances with your new goal.

Fortunately, it all works in reverse also - if your environment is pulling for your new goal, you're going to have a hard time staying at your old level of fitness!

In other words, you can go from being completely and totally destined to fail, to being completely and totally destined to succeed. Us-weekly-june-6-hot-celeb-bodies-2011

What Would Carrie Underwood Do?

I use Carrie Underwood 'cause she's on the cover of Us Weekly's 2011 Hot Bodies Issue.  But it could be anyone that inspires you.

And obviously for dudes it could be Ryan Phillipe or Zac Effron or any other dude in the magazine or anywhere else.

What kinds of foods do you think would be in Carrie Underwood's kitchen?  Maybe you need to overhaul the food in your kitchen to make it look like that.

How do you think Carrie Underwood talks to her friends about food?  Working out?  Maybe you should start talking to your friends about working out like that.

How planned out do you think Carrie Underwood's meals are for the week?  Maybe you should plan out your food like that.  (And don't gimme that B.S. that stars probably have someone else plan their meals for them.  Maybe they do, but suck it up and plan your own meals.)

Work Hard To Make It Easy.

It's about that simple. 

Do the work to set up your environment the way that someone who is at your goal level of fitness would.

Then you'll find your environment "pulls for" that new workout and diet you are doing.

You'll actually be able to do everything in your workout and diet program, and get all of the results you want.

You may find that this one change is what changes everything for you.

Josh Hillis, RKC, CPT, PES, ZMIS

P.S. Lots of people lately have been asking about System Six, and I haven't done a very goo job of responding.  It is still coming as a stand-alone program.  I plan on having everything ready in about 3 weeks - right when you should be finishing up your 25 days of the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet (and if you didn't get XFLD, the sale is now over).


Hi, Josh. You know, I have been using/practicing EatStopEat since last winter (March, 2010), and I can't tell you just how effective it has been! I lost weight, slowly, but consistently, over the last year; my weight loss has been at least 15 pounds (I know; doesn't sound like much, but over 3" in hips, waist and thighs), and have maintained that ever since. I still use ESE, and have also just started with kettlebell training. In fact, I just finished your 21 Day Challenge last Sunday! I absolutely LOVE the kettlebells! So, what should I do next? I was using a (fairly inexpensive) 15 lb. KB (just so that I could handle the initial challenge), but I realize that I could use a 26 lb. KB. Do I have/need to subscribe to a program to continue? Thanks so much for your program and your help.


Hi Cathy!

First off, HUGE DOUBLE HIGH FIVE!!!!!! Losing 15lbs is AWESOME! And losing 3 inches is even better!

If I were you, I would take a week off, then go through the 21 Day Kettlebell Challenge again with a 26lb kettlebell. You are totally right on with what you are thinking about that.

Most women should be thinking that after a month or two, they should make the 26lb kettlebell their main kettlebell. I know it's ultra simple, but a 26lb kettlebell is going to be almost double the work of a 15lb kettlebell.

Long term, you should be working towards being able to do the Advanced program with a 26lb kettlebell, and the intermediate program with a 35lb kettlebell.

Between 21 Day Challenges, you could work on those same skills, but pulled out from the intervals. In other words, you could work on one arm swings, but without a time limit. You could work on the power and quality of your hip snap, and hiking the kettlebell back harder.

Essentially you could work on a.) Form, and b.) Volume (the total number of sets and reps. Going through phases of longer and more rested workouts is awesome.

BTW: Big fan of ESE!

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