Forty-six-year-old, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is one of those guys you can’t help but like. He’s charming, hilarious, and all tatted-up. What’s not to like?
He’s also the perfect example of someone who manages to have a weekly cheat meal and still look great. He makes it look so effortless, in fact, that you want to dive into the boatloads of sushi and cookies alongside him.
If it were only that simple.
It’s no secret that training takes discipline. Dieting, on the other hand, takes more. But how much more, and what behaviors stretch our willpower more than others?
Most people train less than seven hours a week. A pretty sweet return on investment. Eating right, however, is 24/7. You’re either eating for your goals, avoiding eating things that will ruin your goals, or eating something that has nothing to do with your goals. And if you’re like most people, the more often you go from clean eating to cheating, the harder it is to stay on track.
The Rock’s trainer, Dave Rienzi said that The Rock is “one of the most disciplined people on the planet.” If that doesn’t describe you, then weekly cheat meals may be one of the worst things for you.
Stop starting over and stop flip-flopping food. Give it a few weeks before your next cheat meal, then give it a few more. And remember, just because it works for The Rock, doesn’t mean it works for everyone.