One general problem with most diets is than even when any individual sticks to a program religiously, once it has been completed, then it is easy to slip back into bad habits and regain the weight that has been lost.
Source: Renaissance Periodization
The in-built transition periods of the Renaissance Periodization Templates that I described above are designed to help combat and overcome this problem.
Once you have achieved your desired results, you then adapt to the new base template that will help you to maintain your newly achieved weight.
The templates allow you to:
- Establish and maintain consistency and healthy, long-term habits
- Pick the foods you like from a pre-approved list of options
- Change your nutrition at a rate that suits you
- Achieve your exact goal whether you are a total beginner or an experienced athlete
For example, if you are a CrossFit athlete looking to build muscle because you are not as strong as you would like to be, but you also need to maintain consistently high-performance levels, then the calorie balance and macronutrient ratio will be carefully calculated to ensure that your body is fed with enough protein, whilst also maintaining a high enough level of fats and carbohydrates to fuel performance.
If you want to lose fat, making gigantic changes all in one go is the best way to make this process harder than it needs to be.
The formation of positive eating habits, of building an understanding of the right food choices, of establishing the 80% combination of the correct caloric intake and macro nutrient ratio are all programmed into the template itself in order to ensure a positive routine and the achievement of your respective goal.