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When it comes to reducing your body weight and getting lean to obtain that ripped body that we all want there is nothing that factors into the equation more than diet. Exercise is important, in fact it’s VERY important, but diet is second only to mindset. If you’ve been following Ask The Weight Loss Maven, for any length of time, you have probably read post after post where I have talked about diet in regards to calorie intake and so forth. I’m still a big proponent of counting calories and point based systems like weight watchers, but there’s also something to be said about which foods you are consuming everyday.
Now before you just take my word as the gospel truth here make sure that you don’t do anything that is going to put your health at risk. If you are so inclined, speak to your doctor, trainer or nutritionist before making a major change to your diet.
All of that being said, here are some popular beliefs concerning diet for the creation of a lean and ripped body:
- Less Carbs, More Protein: As much as I believe in calories in, calories out, in my experience more carbs, regardless of calorie intake, means more fat even if the carbs are considered healthy. This may or may not, depending on who you talk to, have something to do with body shape and or metabolism, but the more people I talk to the more I find out there there are a lot of people who have noticed that even if their calories are on point that eating carbs has an effect. I’ve also noticed that more protein means less hunger and I have talked to many others who say the same thing. You can certainly make a valid argument for the less carbs, more protein belief and the more I learn the more I’m inclined to agree. Using this strategy does expedite the conversion process.
- Small Meals More Often: I’m 100% convinced that this was some of the best diet advice I’d ever received. Interestingly enough, I learned this from a guy who I met at a Chinese buffet, one night, about a year and a half ago. I’d read about this in magazines but it wasn’t until I met this guy that it actually made sense to do this. The key with this is to keep your metabolism going throughout the day. I take my daily calorie requirement, based on current body weight, and divide that number by six. So if my daily calories intake is 1800 then each meal would be 300 calories each. Each meal is spaced approximately three hours apart, give or take. Using this strategy can get you where you want to me faster than following traditional programs and plans.
- You Are What You Eat: Call me crazy but I can’t see an ounce of truth in this saying. Your Are What You Think, on the other hand, is the absolute truth. Thoughts become things. If you are holding a negative self image in your mind, that negative self image is going to show up on your body. This is what’s known as cause and effect. If you want to change your body you will need to change the way you think about it. See the new, improved, lite weight, lean and healthy you and that is what will appear. This mindset will also motivate you to adhere to a diet that is conducive to bringing the new you from the inside to the outside. Believe it or not, this will expedite the process of conversion. If you don’t believe me, test it.
I understand that it’s difficult to give up the foods you enjoy. It’s much easier to do that, though, when your mind is leading the way. If you are trying to get lean on shear will power then you are in for a bumpy ride.
For those who really like the carbohydrates, there are a couple of things you can do to reduce the carbs but still satisfy that craving. For example. I have always been a huge bread and potato fan. One of the things I have done is started eating cauliflower mash versus potatoes. There are several great recipes for cauliflower mash, through Google, that you could pass off as potatoes to even a potato junkie. Replace breads, cereals and other simple carbs with brown rice, sweet potato and steel cut oatmeal. Eat your carbs early in the day. You can also get carbs from fruit. But again, go easy.
I’d be happy to assist you in setting up a diet plan that is right for you. Feel free to give me a call. 239-692-1468.
Rex – The Weight Loss Maven