How Stephen Lost 80 Pounds Eating Fast Food
“Starting tomorrow, no more Lucky Charms, takeout pizza, or McDonald’s! I’m only eating home-cooked meals made from whole foods.”
If you can relate, welcome to the club.
It’s human nature to try to completely overhaul your diet overnight.
The problem: It’s also really, really hard to do.
Which is why—for most of us—it doesn’t work out so well in the long run.
But what if you took a different approach?
One that’s… a lot easier. And can include… Lucky Charms, takeout pizza, and McDonald’s. Not just once in a while but daily.
That’s what Stephen Box did—and it helped him transform his whole life.
Here’s his story…
At the beginning of his fat loss journey, Stephen wasn’t willing to give up fast food.
He ate it every day, a couple of times a day.
Because he loved it.
And it was convenient.
Rather than give it up, he set a very different challenge for himself: Find a way to lose fat while still eating pizza, tacos, and burgers.
First, he downsized his meals—ordering fewer slices of pizza, fewer tacos, and smaller burgers and fries.
Eventually, he made different choices altogether, such as getting baked potatoes instead of fries, and grilled chicken sandwiches instead of burgers, as the graphic above shows.
“I lost the first 40 pounds that way,” says Stephen.
Over time, Stephen was willing to make bigger changes, like cooking some of his meals at home.
His fast food burger turned into one made from lower-fat beef. The refined bun became a whole grain one.
And he stacked it with lots of veggies.
“Rather than aiming for the best choices, all you really need to do is continually make slightly better choices,” says Stephen, who ultimately went on to lose 80 pounds while becoming a strength and nutrition coach along the way.
To do that…
Consider these questions:
Maybe it sounds too boring. Or too slow.
But it’s not the big, dramatic overnight changes that stick.
It’s the one small change you make and can keep doing consistently, day after day.
And when that becomes just part of what you do, you add another small change that you can do consistently.
Pretty soon, those small changes stack on top of each other—and add up to an amazing transformation.
Just ask Stephen.