When people decide they want to get into shape, the first thing they typically do is sign up for a gym. They start off with great excitement, vowing to hit the treadmill or weight room every day. They keep this up for a couple weeks, but when the changes don’t come, the enthusiasm wanes. Every day becomes 3 times a week. 3 times a week becomes “I’ll go when I have time.” Before they know it, they’ve given up.
The reasons for giving up a fitness program are many, and not seeing results fast enough is one of the most common reasons to quit. However, in many cases, people forget one extremely important foundation to their program: their diet.