Here’s an article that discusses different methods that many people use to get their nutrition on point. Click Here. While I agree with the fact that setting up a ‘structure’ to your meal planning is crucial, I don’t agree with the intermittent fasting (IM) portion of the article. The science isn’t as strong as people want to believe when it comes to this type of eating and, being that I’ve experimented with just about every ‘diet’ and ‘new’ way of eating that there is out there, my REAL WORLD experiences have always brought me back to 5-6 meals a day. This is what has worked for me and many of my clients over the 15 years that I’ve been in this business.
It does take some planning and some prepping, but in the long run, NOTHING has given me better results in regards to stabilizing blood sugar, energy support, and, most notably, my ability to maintain a lean body-fat percentage! Even at my advanced age, I’ve been able keep myself athletic and healthy and, besides my training, I attribute this to the time and effort that I put into my nutrition.
You can’t cut corners when it comes to nutrition, training, and mental focus if you want to get the most out of your quality of life. It is of MY OPINION that IM is kind of a lazy way to ‘lose weight.’ I have tried it and many people that I know have tried it as well. The problem with this type of system is that, though it seems easier to maintain, it is actually much more difficult as you still have to plan what you eat in that small window of feeding time. In addition, if you decide to come off of the IM protocol, be prepared put on the pounds again as your body will go into a ‘rebound’ effect which will have you storing body-fat at a rate that would make Crisco jealous!
5-6 meals a day doesn’t mean you have to eat big sit-down meals and spend tons of time out of your day eating! In fact, the frequent meal plan is much more flexible and adaptable than any of these other methods when it comes to a sustainable, result-producing meal plan. We can show you exactly how to do this if you need guidance!
We want to hear about what meal planning or ‘diets’ have or have not worked for you. Post your comments and opinions here. It’s the right place to do it as we all have different experiences! Together we will be able to construct a Blueprint for success! Looking forward to your thoughts!