Had a great Nutrition Coaching session this morning at the FVT Studio. We did an exercise where we broke down some sample food logs as a group (actual logs that FVT clients had turned in to us; and YES we blacked out personal info and got permission to share them of course first) figured out what could be improved, and came up with some specific strategies to do so.
Such awesome ideas and feedback as a group … there is incredible power in getting together with like-minded people working towards a common goal.
Wanted to share the three meal planning “mistakes” that kept coming up during our session with YOU, so that you can improve your diet too and finally reach your ultimate fitness goals.
**Don’t forget – we have a live, in-person Nutrition Workshop at the studio coming up next Saturday the 27th – details and grab your spot for just 10 bucks here:
Three BIG Fat Loss Nutrition Mistakes … and How to Fix Them!
1 – Not eating enough early in the day
A VERY common trend we saw in the sample food logs we reviewed was folks not eating enough early in the day.
I know you could very well argue here, saying that recent research shows you don’t need to eat breakfast, etc …
BUT … the problem is … if you eat a very small breakfast, you end up getting HUNGRY later in the day … and often eat stuff outside of your healthy eating plan.
For example, if you have a problem with late night snacking, eating a little bigger breakfast / lunch might help fill you up and make it so you’re not so hungry after dinner and grazing on all the snack foods in your cupboard while you watch TV.
This method has worked for HUNDREDS of FVT Clients over the years … so we’re sticking with what we know! Eat more early in the day to curb your cravings at night and stay on point with your fat loss nutrition plan.
2 – Eating too LITTLE
In an effort to eat healthy and cut calories, often folks eat to LITTLE.
This might be hard to believe – as you’ve been conditioned to eat less to lose weight.
BUT … we also need our plan to be SUSTAINABLE. If you drop to say 1000 calories below your maintenance level … and you’re STARVING from the minute you get up in the morning … that’s not going to last. Will power will only take you so far. You’ll end up quitting and going back to your old ways.
A better strategy is to eat high quality foods in good amounts … you’ll stay within your calories you need for the day AND feel full all the time. What could be better than that?
3- Not planning ahead
We get a lot of very busy folks that train with us – with crazy family and professional lives. Meal prep often falls low on the priority list.
As a result, you end up NOT planning ahead … and as a result, having sticking with a nutrition plan and losing body fat.
Map out your days and weeks in advance as far as what you’re going to eat – it’s a key to your success!
So, there you have three BIG time fat loss nutrition mistakes … and some strategies on how to fix them. Hope these help you reach your fat loss goals, and hope you see you at our upcoming Nutrition Workshop at FVT.
Have a great weekend, and talk soon –
– Forest Vance, Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach