Some people have fixed their minds that meal plans are too restrictive.
THEY ABSOLUTELY CAN BE FOR A GOOD REASON.... WE NEED BOUNDARIES!
Most of the time, I generally prefer to stick to simple principles of eating whole foods, staying active, and eating moderate portions.
BUT WHEN I HAVE A GOAL WITH A DATE THAT REQUIRES ME TO focused on losing any amount of fat — I HAVE TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC PLAN!!
I KNOW THAT I CAN'T DO IT without sticking to some kind of plan.
Diet is the biggest component to losing fat — you can burn 600 calories (for example) in a workout, but you can easily eat 2-3 times that much in one sitting if you’re eating junk food. As they say, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. I will always recommend getting active and burning calories as much as you can (with adequate rest), but if you really want to lose fat, you MUST EAT A SPECIFIC WAY.
So if diet is important, how do you stick to a good diet? The meal plan is often the simplest answer — plan out the foods you’re going to eat, measured for your calorie goal, and then just eat those meals (for the most part). You don’t have to track your eating because it’s already planned out.
Sticking to the meal plan is often the hard part, though. Most people aren’t used to it, and they often fail and feel guilty.
I’ve gotten pretty good at sticking to my plan, and I actually enjoy it!
I HAVE SHARED WITH YOU MANY DIFFERENT PLANS....
I WANT YOU TO PICK ONE!
I WANT YOU TO DO IT...
AS A TEAM WE ARE GOING TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER. SOON I WILL BE ASKING YOU IF I CAN SPOTLIGHT YOUR GOALS.
I WANT TO ENCOURAGE LAKITA. SHE STRUGGLES, BUT ALWAYS PRESSES THROUGH THAT STRUGGLE... SHE HAS PICKED A SPECIAL DATE:
HERE IS THE MEAL PLAN SHE WILL FOLLOW FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS: