Many weight gain workout programs may by right for you if you have the right plan. Then I would give you a lot of credit. Because I don’t think that there’s a single guy that can stay on a 6 hour eating window from now until thirty years from now. But I will show you many many guys who eat well and eat properly for twenty, thirty, forty years without having issues. And I can tell you that I am one of those guys. I started off as one of the worst junk food eater you would ever ever meet. And a lot of guys are surprised when they hear that. but I used to eat, I used to make daily trips to the candy store.
I used to eat Eminems every morning, the crumb donuts, right, cheese filled crumb cake, I think is another thing that they had. The cinnamon donuts they had. I used to eat their Eminems cookies, the little chocolate chip. I craved all that bad food. I started to realize I didn’t feel so good and I started to realize that as an athlete, a guy that was participating in sports, that my energy levels were no where near what they needed to be. Especially for a young kid, ok. So I started to make changes to my nutrition approach way back then.
And was it easy? No it wasn’t easy because I was going from having some foods that tasted great, bad foods, to foods that didn’t taste as great but what I did was I identified certain things that I could live with. Certain things that I actually enjoyed. I enjoyed Oatmeal in the morning. So I had some cinnamon and I had a little bit of brown sugar, I made it taste good, a little bit of nuts, right. And I started to find things that actually would fit into a healthful diet plan, nutrition plan and I stuck with it. and I continue to make, refine it over time.
That’s the way I’ve been eating, that way guys now and that’s what I prescribe to you guys in ATHLEANX, for twenty years. And the fact of the matter is, it is not difficult for me to eat. And I eat healthy, now heres the thing, it’s the level that you want to dedicate yourself to. I follow my ATHLEANX Meal Plan to a T. Ok, I never stray. I don’t have craving for other foods, right, things that you might deem as cheat foods. I don’t have cravings for them. That allows me to keep around a 4-5% body fat year round, 365 days out of the year. You don’t have to be that rigid. Ok, you can have some occasional splurges. You can be more of a human than I am.
Ok, and you can have that and wind up in a 8-9% body fat range. But that’s not where guys are, as I went over in that video last week, most guys are sitting in the 15-20% range. And most guys are continuing to look for these types of things to lose that fat. They’re continuing to look because these things don’t sustain an effective approach for them, long term. So diets guys, again I’m not here to pick on intermittent fasting because if you’ve done it and it’s worked for you and then that’s great, ok that’s great. I would just challenge the long term sustainability of that.
Or the long term health benefits of restricting or following a no fat diet. That’s not good, not when you consider that the makeup of every cell in our body is coated, surrounded by fat, lipids. Ok, you need fats. Carbohydrates are the same thing guys. Juice diets, we all know how healthy juices are but not as an only constituent. Where’s the protein? I don’t know when diets got so complicated, when nutrition got so complicated. It’s definitely not easy because we all have cravings. It’s not easy but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
And I think unnecessarily guys start getting, things start coming complicated because we try to market different programs. We try to market different ways to make money for the guys that tend to fail on these things, right. I bet you one guy has dropped in money on some sort of diet like this and dropped in money on a diet like this and dropped, the same guy.