You're Telling Me What NOT to Do. So What Should I Do to Get Lean?
Instead of spending all of your energy fighting against what we think we really want (to be overly indulgent and slothful), we need to find a lifestyle that we enjoy AND that helps us reach our goals. This is the only way that the results will be permanent and sustainable.
Step 1. Start by writing down all the habits you currently have that are an obstacle to getting lean. Circle the one thing you could do without. Next to the circle, write something you can add in that will help you, that does not seem totally terrible. Then execute.
Step 2. Watch, feel and notice. Are you happy with this lifestyle shift? Keep using this approach until you find the combination of choices that work for you and bring you closer toward your goals.
Getting Lean is possible—I don’t care who you are, or what your background is.
You just have to stop the endless search for the right cookie cutter plan and start getting honest with yourself. Start from the ground up overhauling your habits one at a time until you are satisfied with where you are, and simply keep it up!