The Football Fan's Diet is a weight loss approach modeled around a full professional American Pro football season.

  When you meet your Daily Gameday Objective (DGO), you score.

When you meet your Daily Gameday Objective (DGO), you score.

Let’s face it. Losing weight is hard. Transforming your health is a monumental. Why not have some fun doing it? Why pile the stress on 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 game against yourself.

The Football Fan’s Diet is six months long, but you can modify it to make it full year or maybe even shorter than six months. It is totally up to you. You will have an off-season, preseason, regular season, playoffs and hopefully, after you complete all of those phases of the season, you reach the Super Bowl of Health—or your spouse will have you committed to a mental institution.

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 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. That health goal could be meeting a certain calorie level on a daily basis. It could be not smoking or drinking. It could meditating. It could be not punting poodles. It could be successfully sticking to any one of a number of popular fad diets such as these following snake oil fixes:

  • Intermittent Fasting

  • Ketogenic Diet

  • Lowcarb diet

  • Plant-based eating

  • Weight Watchers

  • Paleo Diet

  • The 5:2 Diet

  • The Zone Diet

  • Atkins Diet

  • South Beach Diet

  • Beach Body

  • The Dukan Diet

  • Clean Eating

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.

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.

  If you don’t make your Daily Gameday Objective (DGO), you give up points. In a sense, you got punched in the mouth. No worries, tomorrow is a new set of downs.

If you don’t make your Daily Gameday Objective (DGO), you give up points. In a sense, you got punched in the mouth. No worries, tomorrow is a new set of downs.

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.