Do you really try to avoid eating the wrong things? Do you really know how your nutritional plan is affecting your physique transformation progress? My answer may surprise you. I doubt that you really try. I believe you think you try, but the reality is that you don't try as much as you think you do.
Most people think they stick to whatever program they've chosen. They believe that over the long haul an occasional cheat here or there isn't so bad. The reality is that cheat meals are, in my opinion, essential for continuing to lose fat. They help keep cravings at a minimum. However, most people cheat way more than they think. They don't realize it because they don't do the one thing they really should be doing–tracking their food intake.
When I first started tracking my food intake I found that what I ate was really surprising to me. I took in more calories than I thought and of the wrong kind as well. Once I began seriously tracking my food (and not lying to myself) I was able to start seeing some real progress on the nutrition front. I could make the adjustments necessary to get where I want to go.
Getting into shape is alot of work. Not only that, it is hard work. That's why most people don't do it. They just convince themselves that they have done things right and they complain about not getting good results. Some will even go so far as tracking their food intake, but leaving off important things like a Starbucks Frappacino or the candy they snuck behind someone's back. This will definitely sabatoge good results. I know because I used to be one of those people. Now I feel alot better about my eating. I feel better because I am not lying to myself any more. That makes all the difference in the world. Now cheat meals are planned ahead of time.
What do you think? Do most people try hard or not? Let me know in the comments area of this post.