With swimsuit season fast approaching, many people are looking for a weight loss meal plan to lose some fat and get a little more “buffed” in anticipation. Of course, you don’t have to wait for a beach vacation to drop some unwanted fat and get into better physical condition – any time is a great time for that :). The problem, of course, is trying to figure out the best way to implement these goals. Nobody wants to put in the effort to try to lose fat and get in better shape, only to end up seeing poor-or even no-results. Most people want to start their program with some confidence that they are on a sound, simple plan, that they will be able to stick with, that will quickly give them the results they desire.
In order to answer this question, we must first know what factors must be present in such a program to give us the results we are seeking. And it ll boils down to just a couple of fundamental components that, if present in your program, will yield excellent results; but if absent, all of your efforts will be wasted, no matter how hard you “try”.
Fundamental #1: Muscles are the calorie-burning engines of the body.
Your muscles are your most metabolically expensive tissue. Muscles require a lot of calories every day to perform their function of producing movement. The more muscle you have on your body, the more calories your body will require to feed those muscles-24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether you work out that day or not. Therefore, high intensity, muscle growth stimulating exercise, in the for of resistance training, is an absolute must for fat loss. If you just diet without strength training, or just diet and do cardio, you may lose weight, but you will not lose just fat and get leaner, you will most likely lose a lot of muscle, too-which means you will be wasting your time.
Fundamental #2: You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
If your nutrition program isn’t just right (for you, as an individual), you can be on the most scientifically advanced exercise program in the world, and you will still get poor results. If you should be eating 2,350 calories a day to look the way you want to look, and you are regularly consuming 3,500 calories a day, you can forget it.
So how do you figure out what a “Good Diet” is? I’m glad you asked…..
Fundamental #3: Your weight loss meal plan should include the “4 S-Words”.
To lose fat successfully, and keep it off long term, make sure these 4 “S words” are part of your fat loss meal plan:
Simple: A complicated, hard to follow program is usually counter-productive, and is also unnecessary. A well-balanced diet, consisting of readily available foods you can get at your local supermarket, will provide outstanding results, provided you are eating the correct number of calories and macro-nutrients for you individually.
Sustainable: Any weight loss meal plan that forces you to eat foods you don’t like will not be sustainable. You can only choke down things you can’t stand for so long before you start to crave the things you really like. This will tempt you to binge on those “forbidden foods”, sabotaging your efforts and causing discouragement. Also, plans that include exotic supplements or meal substitutes will usually not stand the test of time.
Satisfying: You can eat foods you like as long as you are sensible about it. Thinking you need to completely deprive yourself of things you like to eat is not only incorrect, but in addition who would want to live like that? Eating is one of life’s simple pleasures, and you can still have satisfying dining experiences and be reasonably lean and fit.
Specific: Not only do we all have unique personalities, we are all also unique when it comes to calorie requirements. “One size fits all” fat loss meal plans are a recipe for disaster. Each individual needs a plan tailored to their unique set of physiological circumstances, such as their basal metabolic rate (BMR), medical history, current condition, age, etc.
“Ok, so now I know what to what a good fat loss plan looks like – but where do I find such a plan?”
Our Medicorp Menu Planning System is an easy-to-use program that helps you stay on track towards optimal results. Your Fitness Coach Consultant will help you set up your program to include 3 Done-For-You personalized daily menus and shopping lists with the optimal percentage of each nutrient, removing any guesswork. And best of all, you get to pick the foods that you like! Just follow the plan and get results! Includes a nutrition journal to record your daily food intake, educate and motivate you, keep you accountable, and allow your Coach to provide feedback down the road. Proper nutrition can make or break your fitness program – you can’t out-train a bad diet!
TO GET STARTED, CLICK HERE AND SUBMIT YOUR NAME AND EMAIL, WITH “NUTRITION” IN THE MESSAGE BOX. We will contact you to find out your goals and history, and schedule your appointment with the Fitness Coach Consultant.
So there you have it – there really is a simple and effective weight loss meal plan, Clearwater!
DISCLAIMER: We do not provide nutritional counseling. The information in our menu planning and/or nutrition programs are for education and general reference purposes only and are not intended to address any medical or health conditions. Our programs are not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. No health information in our programs is used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition. Individual results vary.