The wrong time to tweak a diet
People mess with their diets way too often when they’re trying to lose fat. By doing the same damn thing over again, odds are you'll do it better. That’s because the stress associated with being on a diet is a bigger obstacle than the actual hunger you get from eating less.
This anecdote begins with a client asking him why he hasn’t changed up her diet.
"You’re still losing weight, right?"
"You’re still feeling good, right?"
"Why would we change your plan if it’s still working?"
"Because I paid for you to change up my diet when I needed it."
"But you’re still making great progress."
"So you’re not really doing anything then."
"Do you want me to make you more miserable by reducing your calories for no reason?"
"Well, I don’t want to be miserable."
"How did your last diet work?"
"I’m so happy you’ve found something that works!"
That final comment was met by silence.