Dieting doesn’t have to be difficult. So many of us look at creating a sensible and effective eating plan but don’t want to go through with it. Do you find yourself counting calories, eating only half of the day or trying to minimise your portions?
Whatever you choose and whatever your goals, here are some fundamental principles to follow for a healthy eating plan. Once you incorporate these rules, it will be easy for your specific needs.
Below are eight principles when approaching food and nutritional needs. Now is the time to learn the realities of diet planning.
Including protein seems like the obvious option, you need to take a look at your current eating plan and assess your eating habits.
Are you eating real protein? Do you take too many protein supplements? Have you spaced enough protein out throughout the day? Do you get enough amounts of protein?
All these questions are valid and make sense when you analyse them correctly.
Requirement: Take in a daily count of one gram per pound of body weight to get started. Make sure that the majority of your protein is coming from whole foods.
Whole foods are: Chicken, Lean meats, Fish, Greek yogurt, Eggs, Low fat cheeses and Low fat milk.
Some supplement use is fine but should be used when ending your training sessions and at times when you need a convenient, fast shot of protein due to having no real food available.