Following a proper nutrition plan is hard. In a world full of instant gratification, poor self-discipline and Instagram pictures of donuts; it’s no wonder most people say nutrition is the number one reason for not reaching their health and fitness goals. That said, there are A LOT of programs out there that get results.
It depends on YOUR goals. Not the person telling you how great the program they are following happens to be. And not your friend telling you that you should try what they are doing. There are SO MANY VARIABLES! Your SEX, HORMONE LEVELS, STRESS, SLEEP, ACTIVITY LEVEL, MEDICATION, PHENOTYPE, GENOTYPE, etc.
There’s no one size fits all plan here.
Are your goals focused on weight loss? Strength building? Mass building? Sports performance?
If a program doesn’t work for you, but worked for thousands or millions of others; it’s not the program; it was based on one of the factors above and your willingness to follow the program (or not).
If a program works for you, fantastic! It doesn’t mean that it’s the right program for everyone. Different strokes for different folks.
We are all special snowflakes, correct?
Just because your fit friend posts pictures of donuts, pop tarts and gummy bars; that doesn’t mean it’s healthy for you. What they fail to post to social media or talk about is the cup of broccoli and 6 ounces of baked chicken breast they had for dinner. And the 90% of their other meals that wouldn’t get many “likes” on facebook.
In the overwhelming majority of people, there are 4 reasons why people fail their nutrition plans.