a little twist on the whole fat loss principle. Have you ever
heard of anybody becoming overweight from consuming too much
fresh produce. Food such as skinless chicken breast, egg whites,
tonnes of leafy greens, salads and fish. Not going overboard
with the protein. But eating moderate whole grains (not processed).
It's very rare if not impossible to gain significant amounts
of bodyfat from consistently adopting this eating regime.
this fast paced society in which we now live, people opt for
quick meals which often mean 'ready made' such as takeaway
meals, be that from fast food chains or even bought in a supermarket.
The variety is endless. It seems that home prepared food is
quickly becoming a thing of the past.
are so used to eating takeaways and junk. That there is no
"normal eating" anymore. Normal for people these
days is takeaway at least once or even twice per day.
So how the can you try and stick to a healthy eating strategy,
when your "normal" eating is so far from the recommended
baseline of how you should eat. Some people are no where close
to eating health balanced meals. This becomes evident when
diet is discussed and an eating plan suggested. Just by the
persons responses it becomes obvious that in a matter of weeks
that person will return to their previous eating habits and
undo the good that was commenced.
what is the solution? I believe we need to make small but
permanent changes to the way we eat. We need to slowly introduce
some good habits so that our body (and mind) doesn't go into
shock. This could mean a small change such as limiting the
amount of softdrinks we consume for example. What I tell my
clients to do is that I'll give them a year or even two years
to try and stop drinking all soft drinks. This may seem lenient,
the very positive outcome would be when they finally give
it up, they are highly unlikely to crave the desire to consume
it again. It's a matter of giving it up now or giving it up
later. Take your pick...but sooner or later it will need to
old saying: "all things in moderation" doesn't quite
cut it any longer. The diet of older generations were more
nutritious. This may have been due to the fact that society
had less disposable cash or that there were less fast food
outlets and the variety was limited. Meals were regarded more
as "home cooked" and wholesome (with less chemicals
and processing) But these days peoples baseline eating is
just way off the mark.
vital piece of advice is to keep a training and diet diary.
This assists you to track your workouts and more importantly
track your eating regime. There's nothing as effective as
knowing how certain foods or food combinations affect your
body. Keeping a journal is crucial to your overall long term
success. I have created my own training and diet diary which
can be purchased here by following the prompts. I have received
some very positive feedback from those who are using it.