Variety Is Overrated Concerning Fatloss

You hear it all the time.  Some nutrition guru talking about variety.  Variety can destroy your fat loss goals.  I have dieted for at least 15 seasons of bodybuilding competition.  I have found that dieting for precision and fat loss is best if its consistent.  Rarely do I add tons of different foods.  Consulting clients online I tell them the same thing.  There are only so many sources of lean protein and good carbohydrates.  My advice is find those foods you like and are easy to prepare and develop a plan that will allow you to be consistent with those foods.   Giving yourself too much variety only opens the door to choosing foods that aren’t good for your goals.  I hate having to re track everyday the macro nutrient totals of the foods I ate.  So if I consume roughly the same foods and quantities I only have to have the plan written out and then I just follow it.  Absolutely no question as to the macronutrients consumed.  It’s just a matter of excecuting the plan.  Sure, some variety when it comes to veggies might be good but to much variance from your plan will hurt your progress.

Have a Great Day,

Michael

Journaling Your Way To Success

I have mentioned this many times but deserves mentioning again.  Writing down everything relating to your exercise and nutrition program is key to achieving your goals.  As I work with clients through my online coaching program I stress with them the importance of journaling.  Especially, nutritionally when we are concerned with getting really lean.  You must know what is in the foods you are eating.  You must record foods, protein, carbs, and fats in those foods.  After several days of journaling you will find that journaling gets much easier and suddenly you are much more aware of what you are putting in your body. 

Action Step

Today, get a notebook and write down everything you consume.  When you get to a computer look up all those foods in an online database.  Record protein, carbs, and fats for all those foods.  Do this for a month.  I promise you will lose weight.  Do your best to consume foods that are low in saturated fats, low in sugars,and consume small portions of protein with each small meal.  Preferably 5-6 small meals per day.  If you get hungry eat more clean food.

Just do it no matter how painful it is to write things down.  DO IT!!

Have a Great Day,

Michael

Your Physical Condition Bailout

Wow, it sure looks like our government is going to bailout every large business.  I am not here today to discuss economics or politics.  Although, I do have some strong opinions.  But, today I wanted to discuss the FACT that you better not expect ANYONE to Bail you out of your current physical condition.  Your current physical condition is your responsibility.  NO ONE can do the work for you.  NO ONE can implement a diet for you.

It’s time to take responsibility for where you are and if you want change you better take action.  That’s what I love about the game of Physical Transformations.   No one can do the work for you.  It is all up to you.

Now Get To It,

Michael