Message just sent to a Dan Plan member:
"The wagon is here and waiting for you. Many times this takes 2, 3 even 4 attempts to stick - it's like learning to play guitar or speak chinese or plumbing LOL - you gotta be ok with failing and learning. I ain't gonna give up on you."
It's OKAY to fall off - this is not an all or nothing game. This is learning a lifestyle so you can be around for an extra decade.
If you want FAST results, you'll inevitably fall off and end up back where you were, or worse.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint.
You have to be willing to look yourself in the mirror and fess up and get back on track. Repeatedly.
The Dan Plan is not about 6 pack abs. It's about a resting heart rate and lower blood pressure. It's about dropping cholesterol levels and BMI (sorry naysayers, BMI is important).
It's fiber before protein, but yes, you need SOME protein.
Abs are just a side effect of eating the right way for you and training the right way for you.
It's about forgetting about the mirror and just enjoying the way you feel, the gift of being able to move free of pain.
Focus on the inside results and the outside results will happen.