Diets: Part 2

Preparation is the secret to your success

Where most people go wrong is with preparation. You need to be prepared if you’re going to make the eating work. If you want to make a difference this is what it takes to get things moving:

  • Get up and have a good breakfast.
  • Make your three biggest meals of the day: breakfast, and before and after training. This means having small meals prepared for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea if you work a 9 to 5 job.
  • Have a good dinner when you get home from work.
  • Don’t use not having time as an excuse. You can find 10 minutes to eat!


This way you’ve then had the minimum  5 meals a day  you should be having.

Find the eating pattern that works for you

I can’t tell you what you should be eating since everyone’s body and metabolism are unique. However I recommend one of following three nutrient ratio scenarios depending what I think will best suit my client:

  1. 40% carbs, 40% protein, and 20% fat
  1. 50% carbs, 30% protein, and 20% fats
  1. 60% carbs, 30% protein, and 10% fats.

I don’t prescribe to the ultra low carb diets, as we need carbs for energy. If we don’t have enough energy then we can’t train properly. If we can’t train properly then we reduce our chances of building muscle – the best way to speed up our metabolism and also keep the skin firm as we slowly lose weight.

Learning to read food labels is also important. There should be no more than 10 grams of sugars per hundred grams of carbohydrates in the processed foods you eat.

The only time you want high sugars in a meal is straight after resistance training. This meal should also contain protein and very little fat (zero if possible). This will cause an insulin response in the body, actually helping to build muscle. Note: Doing this any other time on a regular basis will make you fat.

A fantastic diet is not a necessity if you stick to some basic nutrition guidelines, and do resistance training as well as cardio. Keeping it simple works just fine.

Contact me to get a suitable training program that gets the results you want with a nutrition plan that fits with your lifestyle.

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