After training hundreds of clients to lose weight I have noticed two general approaches to better nutrition. One approach is to take a concept for better nutrition and apply it to their current diet. The other is a technical approach of counting calories and/or macronutrients.
Concepts can be as simple as not eating past 7pm. They can also be complex, requiring reading a 400 page book as a pre-requisite. If you follow any these concepts strictly you are almost certain to see results.
Simple Concepts include:
The Technical Approach
Calorie, Macronutrient counting, and caloric deficits
“Calories in, calories out” is truly the bottom line to losing or gaining weight. If you set the right daily calorie allowance, correctly count them, and hit your daily allowance, then you are almost certain to see results. The way you eat these calories however, will determine the way you feel throughout the day and ultimately, your success. Counting your macronutrients (proteins, carbs, and fats) will give you a better idea of how distribute the types of foods you eat. In order to count these figures, you would have to use a program and input your daily food intake. Counting macronutrients by hand is unnecessarily time consuming.
This technical method will work if your numbers are correct. Some may not like this method because of the constant counting, analysis of food, and the effort of keeping a food journal.
Which ever approach you take, the key is making the commitment and following through with your method. The best nutritional plan will combine a few of these methods best suited for you.
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