The Secret To Diet Success That’s Been A Part Of Your Routine All Along

If you’ve ever felt like dieting was an uphill battle, then this article is for you. The secret to reaching your health goals is likely already woven into the fabric of your daily routine.

When it comes to dieting, people tend to think that radical changes are what yields the best results. Sure you can commit to a juice-only diet that will help you lose weight, but is it sustainable? Not really, and will your taste buds enjoy it? Probably not. 

There has to be a better way, and thankfully there is. Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart, authors of the Ultimate Nutrition Bible and founders of BIOptimizers, reveal that the secret to successful dieting is something that’s probably already woven into the fabric of your daily routine.

With over 60 years of combined experience in the health industry, Gallant and Lightheart have worked with top performing athletes, nutritionists, and doctors to create a tool book for people interested in taking their health and fitness to the next level. 

According to them, the secret to diet success isn’t radical changes or restrictions, but something you’re probably already doing. If you look at the diet of any pro athlete, body builder, or physique competitor, you’ll notice one common theme: they eat the same meals over and over again.

Eating the same meals in rotation ensures a number of benefits like nutritional consistency and reduced temptation. The world’s best physique competitors know this and eat a handful of perfectly calibrated meals, with each one possessing the ideal amount of calories and macros. When thinking about how you can apply this to your life, Gallant and Lightheart say the strategy comes down to creating about a dozen “winning meals.” 

So what exactly is a winning meal?

A winning meal is composed of four elements: it has flavors you enjoy, it satiates you, its calories are in the right range, and its macros are in line with your diet goals. That’s it. You don’t need to figure out 100 meals, 50 meals, or even 20 meals. You just need 12 (or fewer) that hit all of these core elements. 

Ultimately, if every meal you eat is a win, you win the day. If each day is a win, you win the week. If you win enough weeks, you achieve your goals. The key is to create 12 winning meals. Twelve isn’t a magic number, but from Gallant and Lightheart’s experience, it’s more than enough to give people the variety they need, and many people succeed with even less.

The challenging part of this strategy is that there are so many different foods to choose from in today’s day and age, which contributes heavily to the reason the population as a whole is gaining weight. 

We have so many choices and flavors available to us 24/7, and food companies are constantly creating new products that taste better and are more addictive. But overcoming those temptations all comes down to one thing – your mindset. 

Many professional athletes and physique champions adopt the mindset of thinking of food only as fuel, nothing more, nothing less. They cut off all the emotional and psychological baggage that they may have associated with food, they have their weekly meal plans and get their foods ready, and they eat those meals. There’s no thinking, just doing, and after a while, it becomes effortless. 

“Sticking to the same diet can be difficult for a lot of people, so understanding your personal psychology is super important,” explains Lightheart. “Between Matt and myself, Matt likes to have a diet break once a week whereas I’m the opposite. I’d rather stay locked in for whatever length of time I committed to,” he says.

In summary, a simple way to successfully diet is to limit the variety of foods that you typically eat, because the larger the variety of foods you eat, the more cravings you create. There’s little to no structure, and no structure means low odds of success.

Thankfully, limiting the variety of foods you eat is probably something you’re already doing. It’s just about ensuring that those meals are beneficial to you, your goals, and your psychology. “To boil it down to the simplest concept, it needs to be a diet structured in a way that appeals to you,” says Gallant. 

Gallant and Lightheart share many more details to diet success in their book, the Ultimate Nutrition Bible, which Gallant shares took three years to make. 

“We wanted to create the book in a way where people that are not that knowledgeable about health could get a tremendous amount of benefit, as well as people that are as deep as us down the rabbit hole can also get a tremendous amount of benefit,” says Gallant.

“The book is a bit of a choose your own adventure guide. It’s not one you need to read from start to finish, although great if you do. But it’s the type of book that you can continue referring to as your goals change or as you become more knowledgeable,” he concludes. 

If you’d like to unlock other secrets to success and take advantage of Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart’s health expertise, be sure to purchase a copy of the Ultimate Nutrition System today. 

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Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart, authors of the Ultimate Nutrition Bible