So Christmas is over. Now, you are focused on losing weight. This is the year you’re
going all the way! What should you do?
Dr. Oz detox?
21 day fixes?
Cabbage soup diet? Wait.. no, that’s from the 70’s.
Well.. let’s just stop right here!
Restrictive diets are a sure fire way to set yourself up to fail.
1. Restrictive diets that are too low in calories, and nutrients cause the body to hold on to body fat.
When you starve your body, your body thinks it’s starving. That makes sense right?
2. Restrictive diets often lead to binge eating!
Every day we wake up with the potential to be a little bigger or a little smaller.
Our bodies can store an UNLIMITED amount of fat. We can rock our meal plan
all week but consume so many calories on the weekends that we cannot get ahead.
Consistency is key! If you are so restricted that you dream of binges, you are walking
on a slippery slope.
Downloading generic diets are not the way either.
You are an individual. Generic diets are not based on your dietary needs.
Menu plans should be based on your personal stats, like age,height, weight, the energy you expend as
well as your lifestyle.
You need a different meal plan than the girl in the cube next to you.
This is what consistency , not perfection looks like.
I put Heather on a cutting meal plan for active fat loss. I gave her minimal cardio but heavy
lifting. She has leaned out in just a few short weeks! She is coming in lean and tight.
I’m very proud of her, because she is a pro at flexible dieting.
“I made it through Halloween and birthday dinners without completely negating my progress.
And I got to eat an entire box of rasinettes at the movies woo hoo! “
#Flexible dieting, or #IIFYM, (If It fits your macros) works because you eat until you hit you own
macronutrient numbers, then you stop. You must eat the appropriate amount of
Carbs, Fats, Protein and Fiber. This ensures you are eating for nutrition as well as physique goals.
As your body changes, your macros can be tweaked to prevent stalls.
Bottom line, you will eat more food because your fueling your body not starving.
With flexible dieting, you do NOT have to be perfect. We strive to reach our macro nutrients
each day. Some days are better than others. However, since no food is off limits, you do not
have to deprive yourself of things such as movie treats if that’s what you want.
I don’t eat fats. Don’t want to eat fats. Coach gave me one egg yolk a day.
Here’s some science for you. You need fat in your diet.
Fats help with
keeps you full
Never go below 20% fats in your diet. Not even the most extreme cutting should be that low.
Health is number 1!
This is my client, Jax. She is training for her first bikini competition this spring.. I started
Jax on a reverse diet to give her more food and slowly upped her carbs.
Her goal was to gain muscle and that, she is doing. She eats around 400g
carbs a day. She does NO cardio but lifts heavy weights.
Jax has abs now, because she eats.
Dieting intelligently means:
You aren’t locked into one menu.
You can eat with your family.
You can eat what they eat.
You don’t have to skip social functions.
You can have food that satisfies and fuels your progress.
If you need a meal plan, please, let me help you!
Start this year with the right plan for YOU.
Contact me here