The Football Fan's Diet is a weight loss approach modeled around a full professional American Pro football season.
Let’s face it. Losing weight is hard. Transforming your health is a monumental. Why not have some fun doing it? Why pile on more stress and not enjoy the journey—if not laugh at it—along the way? That is the philosophy behind The Football Fan’s Diet.
Health, after all, is a football game—against yourself.
Really, what the hell is the Football Fan’s Diet?
The Football Fan’s Diet is where fantasy football meets dieting. More specifically, the Football Fan’s Diet is a diet plan that is approximately 6 months long with different phases that become increasingly difficult.
Like an NFL football season, you endure an an Off-season, Pre-season, Regular season, Playoffs and with some luck, you reach the Super Bowl of Health.
Either way, you will know your place in this world.
Among other things, the Football Fan's Diet is like fantasy football and dieting combined together. Isn’t that weird?
Imagine a Weight Watcher’s for washed up ex-high school football players.
Instead of point values for food, you count touchdowns and fields goals—and you score against yourself.
Pick your favorite dumb-ass fad diet or other health goal
Generally, you pick a daily goal that will make you healthy—this is your Daily Gameday Objective.
That goal can be whatever you want: meeting a certain calorie level on a daily basis, not smoking, or not drinking. It could meditating. It could be not punting poodles. Moreover, it could be successfully sticking to any one of a number of popular fad diets such as these following snake oil health fixes:
The 5:2 Diet
The Zone Diet
South Beach Diet
The Dukan Diet
When you do it for one day, you get a Touchdown
On days that you successfully stick to your perceived useful diet or achieve your unrealistic health goal, you score a touchdown. On days, you miss that health or fitness goal, you give up a touchdown. Yes, that is correct, this is a diet that can score on you.
Chances are you will get fat, but you might just get healthy too.
Track your health goals
At the end of the week, you add up your scores for and against. Now, did you beat yourself (oh, please…)? Did you outscore yourself?
Count Wins and Losses—and make losing weight a fun thing to do
Let’s dumb it down for you.
Just like football, you get a Win if you score more points than your opponent does. If you gave up more points than you scored, well, you get a big fat Loss.
Track your season on a spreadsheet and see what kind of record you have after a full season.
That’s the general overview. Doesn’t sound terribly difficult does it?
Let’s dig deeper and get into each phase in the next sections. Soon you will be kidding yourself that you too can attain a body that just might break the internet and maybe, just maybe, it might not be your acne-covered, hairy rear end with a Bud Light sitting on top of it. Got it. Good.