⭐ Today’s post // Perfect Plate Strategy ⭐
Make NO mistake, fat loss starts with nutrition
Ever heard the phrase ‘abs are made in the kitchen’? – well, it’s true ? We’ve all got abs! It’s just that most of ours’ are covered in a layer of body fat ??
So, how do we burn body fat? One way and one way only: A CALORIE DEFICIT
What’s the easiest way to achieve a calorie deficit? TAKING CONTROL OF OUR DIET (that is, taking control of the amount of calories we’re eating & drinking)
Now, whilst following a meal plan or tracking calories on MyFitnessPal might quickly get you from A to B, they’re certainly not for everyone! For many, they’re WAY too restrictive and totally unsustainable.
If this sounds like you & you’re keen to burn fat, then don’t despair – there’s a third way ?
I’m talking about what I call Mindful Eating. Or, in other words ⬇️
Intuitively managing calorie & macronutrient intake through developing goal-supportive eating habits
One habit that many people find particularly powerful the PERFECT PLATE STRATEGY. Here’s how it works: each meal, we want ⬇️
1️⃣ NON-STARCHY VEGGIES – 1/2 our plate (see table below)
2️⃣ LEAN (OR PLANT-BASED) PROTEINS – 1/4 our plate (see table below)
3️⃣ STARCHY CARBS – 1/4 our plate (see table below)
4️⃣ DIETARY FATS – a tiny amount! This might be avocado, seeds, oil, nuts or cheese. Do, however, be mindful of quantity as fats are expensive when it comes to calories!
Whilst this method isn’t scientific, it’s practical & effective. It’s also great for traveling or when you are visiting a buffet! Haha
If you keep to this template and eat mainly whole, unprocessed foods, it’s going to be hard to over-eat! Scroll left for a cheat sheet on food options ??⬅️
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