Dieting Strategies in Progressive Stages

The winter months are soon coming to an end and with that brings an opportunity to show the world what youíve been working on. For months on end now youíve been covered up, not really allowing anyone to see what youíve been cultivating under the guard of your hoodie and sweat pants but soon, very soon, the sun will be shining bright with your muscles glistening in its presence. To ensure this event actually happens and youíre ready for it, youíre going to have to rewind things a bit and bring it back to your current status; huge, full, round and probably a little softer than youíd like. But as we all know, this is necessary for continued gains and a full press on your dieting protocol is looming and with that comes the decisions you have to make with regards to the strategies to get shredded that youíre considering. My approach to dieting has always been completed through progressive stages and I think itís the best approach for maintaining all of that new muscle you put on when you were heavier. This has worked for me quite well for many years now and I think it will work for you too. Take a look at the stages below and start incorporating them into your own plan and I think youíll be happy with the results.

Stage One: Clean Up

The very first thing you need to do isnít really all that drastic at all and itís very simple in nature. If youíve been allowing yourself a little cheat or a big cheat for that matter here and there throughout the week, simply cut that out and clean up the dirty foods youíve been consuming. If youíve been using your condiments in excess and dumping ketchup over everything, back it off with that, a handful or bowl of chips a couple of times a week has to go, having a little sweet treat after any of your meals has to go as well and any consumption of alcoholic beverages should be out the window. In essence, youíre priming and preparing your body for all of the good nutritious foods that you will be consuming daily by allowing things to Ďclear outí while putting together the actual diet youíll be following.

Stage Two: Keep Calories High to Begin

One of the biggest mistakes people make when first beginning their new diet to lose body fat is a significant reduction in calories right of the start. When youíre in full-blown offseason mode youíre consuming calories at an alarming rate and your body has become accustomed to all of that energy. If all of a sudden you cut your caloric intake by half or in some cases even more, all youíll be doing is signalling your body to go into a state in which it will hold onto calories rather than release energy because what it was used to is now gone and our natural defense mode kicks in thinking that food is no longer available and it must preserve all of the energy it has to sustain function for as long as possible. So rather than do that, keep your calories on the higher end of things but get those calories from cleaner sources. Once your body gets used to that, then you begin to adjust and lower calories slowly.

Stage Three: Donít Assume You Need a Cheat Meal

Another huge mistake often made in the early stages of a dieting protocol is the thought that a weekly cheat meal is imminent and deserved. Youíll often hear people just wishing the week away so that they can get to that cheat meal and reward themselves for all of the hard work they put in over the last six days. Well, sorry to say, but a weekly cheat meal is not a guarantee and you may not need one for a long, long time. In fact, if you start doing this right away, you are most likely delaying your progress because youíre not allowing your body to get accustomed to the food you are eating in your new diet and an influx of calories just throws things off for you altogether. My advice is to go for as long as you possibly can without a cheat meal and only when you actually need one for further progress, have it but donít go too overboard with it.

Stage Four: Gradually Decrease Calories and Gradually Lose Weight

To get into the best shape possible, eventually, you are going to have to decrease calories so that the equation of calories in versus calories out works in your favor. To do this you need to be paying attention to how your body is looking and what the weight on the scale is telling you. You should be aiming to lose about 2lbs or so per week once you get past the initial weight loss that occurs at the beginning of the diet where youíll no doubt lose anywhere from 5-8lbs in the first week and sometimes even more. After that, make sure that any time you decrease calories in the diet that it doesnít take your bodyweight down too much which can mean that youíre losing muscle while losing body fat which is what you donít want to happen. Slow and steady is the name of the game and if you think that losing weight at this rate isnít fast enough and you wonít be in shape in time, simply give yourself more time with your diet and try not to rush things.

Stage 5: Jack Up your Fat Loss

The final stage of your dieting strategy, once youíve got your nutrition nailed down and your training and cardio is on point, to get super shredded is to start incorporating a high-quality fat burning supplement that will speed up your metabolism even more so and have your body burning fat like a fiery inferno. The only product that will allow this to occur is Dymetadrine Xtreme. There isnít a fat burning product on the market that even comes close to this amazing fat loss supplement. It will literally melt the fat right off your body while providing the added bonus of extreme energy to help get you through those tough workouts when energy levels are low. If youíre serious about fat loss and I know you are because youíre reading this article, get your Dymetadrine Xtreme now and finish strong in this last stage of the dieting strategy.

Now, having said all of this, there are of course many ways to achieve shredded status and how you go about getting there will be unique to you. The progressive stages mentioned above should just be considered general rules to abide by because there are so many intricacies involved in the actual process itself. But, these will work especially if itís the first time youíre embarking upon such a journey or if itís been a long time since you last did so. My advice is to simply start at stage one mentioned above and work your way through the rest. Just getting started is usually the hardest stage but once you do, donít stop and work hard to get yourself into the best shape of your life!