Nutrition is the most important factor in fat loss. It doesn’t matter how great your workout program is – you can’t expect to eat crappy food and dramatically change your body. It just won’t work.
Now, one of the most critical (and most neglected) aspects of healthy eating is planning ahead. And that’s the basis of this month’s nutrition challenge:
The August 2011 Nutrition Challenge
Plan the coming week- and each day – of meals in advance
Before you make your next trip to the grocery store, plan out your coming week of meals. Make sure you have everything you need; ideally, also plan out any cheat meals in advance (remember the 90% rule).
*Need help with your meal planning? Here’s a diet outline to get you going in the right direction: At Last … A Diet You Can Actually Stick To!
Now, each night, take 5 minutes to plan and make sure you’re prepared for the next day. If you’re going to be working 10 hours and hitting the gym for another hour and a half afterwards, don’t get stuck without anything to eat and have to grab something from the vending machine, etc.
Being prepared huge factor in your dieting success … and the frustrating part is that most folks just straight up don’t do it! So start by planning your meals out for just one week in advance; you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes – and you’ll be hooked!
Owner and Head Trainer, Forest Vance Training, Inc.