Wow! A plethora of new ‘healthy’ foods are upon us.
Chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseed, almond and other nut butter, seed mixes, coconut ‘everything’ and more.
Many of my clients had been adding these to their meal plans because they’re ‘healthy’ and ‘they’re better than a chocolate bar’ before I met them.
True, the ingredients do often have health benefits, but guys, they will still make you fat and stop you from losing body fat!!!!
When they start at FitterFaster, they soon learn about how these foods were part of the ‘I can’t lose body fat’ problem.
It’s like there has been a huge backflip on the low-fat, no-fat mantra. And now everyone thinks they can eat ‘healthy’ fats willy-nilly till the cows come home.
Well people, doing that WILL ADD FAT TO YOUR BODY if it’s not carefully measured and factored into your overall nutrition plan.
Whether you’re trying to lose body fat, gain lean weight or maintain weight, you still have to factor healthy foods and their calories into your daily plan.
If you’re trying to lose body fat, you have a couple of choices;
One is to be moderate in your approach. Eat healthy foods with not too much of a gap between maintenance and fat loss levels. You’ll slowly but steadily lose body fat if you stick with it and train properly. Consistency is key. If you have days where you just eat and do whatever, your results will reflect this. And not in the way you’d hoped!
Another approach is to get more aggressive. Limit certain foods, cut back a bit more and add more training (this all must be carefully controlled and cycled for long term results). This is the route to take if you’re almost at your goal, to get off a plateau or just to get to your goals faster in general.
But again, you have to be consistent. If your approach is too aggressive for you, and you cannot maintain it week in , week out, you won’t see good results.
There is no right or wrong way. It’s up to you to decide how much effort do you want to put in?
How committed are you going to be?
How quickly do you want to see results?
What stage of your fitness/fatloss journey are you at?
Either way, if you’re not consistent, or you add too many of those so-called ‘healthy’ foods, you will not see the results you’re after.
At best, ongoing results will stop, at worse, you’ll go backwards and gain weight again.
Sometimes in order to reach your goals, you just have to suck it up and be a little hungry-IT WON’T KILL YOU!!
You may just have to go to bed ‘feeling like a little bit of something’.
You may just have to eat a little less-duh!!
You just may have to get over yourself and make better choices, even if it isn’t exactly what you feel like at the time.
Dedication is when you do what it takes even when you don’t feel like it.
When you don’t like what you’re doing or supposed to do, it’s your choice to add or take things away.
Just remember, that your results will reflect exactly the choices you make on a daily basis.
So make a choice. If you want a certain outcome, you’re going to have to do what it takes to get it.
Just because so and so down the road did X and it worked for him/her, doesn’t mean its the best choice for you.
My nutrition plans get results. I’m living testimony to this. I test everything myself first before making recommendations.
I have also been ‘testing’ on clients for the past 9 plus years to establish what works best for different people and for everyone.