Ronny Lam

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About Diets and Fasting

Yesterday I read a post on the blog of Tim Ferris about a food experiment with Soylent:

I was struck by how much easier it was to stick to a diet as simple as Soylent versus any other diet I’ve tried. As they say, it’s easier to be 100% obedient to a diet than 99%.

Hours later I was listening to a podcast of Tony Robbins, where I heard almost the same phrase:

It’s much easier to fast than it is to be on a diet.

For me, the same applies to blogging. For the last year, until the holidays, I have been blogging daily. If I compare that to fasting the structure is clear and it is easy to discipline myself: blog everyday!

But if you compare that to being on a diet, the diet leaves room for discussion. For example, if I want to write twice a week I can still prolong a couple of days, until there is no post in the end.

True, I haven’t set goals like these for the last couple of weeks. And if you don’t set goals, you don’t reserve the time and don’t make it a priority. For this reason, and I knew that already when my challenge ended, I will be blogging daily again. Starting today!