I was just asked today how do I prevent from cheating. “I am having problems staying strict on the diet.” For me, I had to do what I advocate in this video. It was black and white for me. I either had to be one that was progressing towards that goal or working towards that proverbial one million dollar prize or I was the guy who giving it back. I had to make it that concrete for me. That was also why I think Atkins worked so well for me.
The diet is pretty black and white in the Induction and Extended Induction phase. You are either following the rules or not. If you follow the rules, you’ll get to goal. If not, well you are on your own.
I fully admit others can do their own plan or take off days, and STILL get to goal. I am not one of those people. I don’t do things “sort of” or halfsies well. I am much more likely to quit in that situation.
Good luck to everyone doing low carb, and you guys are doing great!