I’m not sure if this has been discussed here before, but I’d just like to point out a tactic that has worked for a couple friends of mine that consider their willpower to be weak. They werent sure how they’d stay strong with the diet, and not cave to the temptation to cheat or quit completely. I suggested something offhand, more as a joke than a serious point, but they both tried it, and said it worked wonderfully!
One of them said to me, “Nick, I really want to try this V-Diet, but I always get random cravings for pasta or ice cream. What’s gonna keep me from just walking over to the fridge or cupboard and just binging, if I ever get really hungry?”
I responded with a joke something along the lines of “Well, why dont you just throw out ALL the food in your house not required by the V-Diet, bust your ass in the lifts and NEPA walks, and refuse to do anything social around food? That way, when you get hungry and want to cheat, there wont be any food there, and you’ll be too tired to go buy food, lol!”…Evidently, they both took me seriously, and said it worked wonders.
One told me that he pretty much kept to himself for the first 2 weeks, having his HSMs at home, the ingredients for which he had his friend deliver to him both fridays, haha. As far as social events, he went to the movies, and only brought the exact cash for a ticket, so he couldnt buy junk food (which I thought was genius), and went and hung out in Central Park another time. He said by the time his 3rd week HSM rolled around, and he went out to dinner with friends, he no longer craved carbs or dessert, and a nice steak was all he needed.
Even though I consider my willpower a bit stronger, I’ve been taking their strategy, and it really does work! You cant eat what’s not there, and if you’re doing everything you’re supposed to for training, you’ll find lounging on the couch at night with a big bottle of water more appealing than making the effort to go to the store.
Just a suggestion for those who consider themselves a little weaker. Who knows, maybe itll work for you.
If you’re married, however…I dunno, have your spouse padlock the fridge? Lol.