The Opposite Test

In an episode of the TV show Seinfeld, George decides to do the opposite of everything he usually does, because his life sucks.

When he begins to do this, his luck changes and everything begins to go his way.

Can we use the same formula for changing your nutrition habits? Yes.

Wouldn’t it be nice to:

  • Be free of obsessive calorie counting?
  • Keep your eating simple?
  • Make measurable progress?
  • Take things one easy step at a time?

And isn’t that the opposite of what you might expect to do?

So today, how about an Opposite Day of your own?

Tell us below about everything you’ve previously tried to lose weight and/or get in shape… and then how you might do the opposite.

How’s that working for you?

We have a super-scientific way of testing new diets or exercise plans:

How’s that working for you?

In other words, look at your experience as evidence.

For instance:

  • Did restrictive dieting really work for you…or create a rebound binge?
  • Did those expensive running shoes really inspire you to get moving… or gather dust in the closet?
  • Did you really get up early to hit the treadmill… or did that dream die by January 3rd?
  • Did that crazy-tough workout plan really turn you into a ninja… or are you funding your physiotherapist’s trip to Florida?

You get the idea.

We call this question process outcome-based decision making.

You decide what to do based on the results you get.

Think about it:

Are your choices giving you the results you want?

Really?

How did your previous program work out for you?

If it didn’t, it may be time to do the opposite.

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