So you want to loose body fat and increase muscle, tone up and get some definition…right? You really wish for that stubborn fat around your belly to just disappear!? You have read about how some foods are good for you and some foods bad. The only way to loose weight is to cut out the “bad foods” from your diet.
Chicken & rice= good!
Ice cream & waffle= bad!
Many of my clients love their snacks and don’t want to be without them. When their favourite foods isn’t in their meal plan they feel like they need “cheat days”. With a flexible diet you never need to feel you miss out of any foods.
Rather than just calorie count, flexible dieting tracks macronutrients (xx grams of protein, xx g fat, xx g carbs/day = xxxx calories ). This influence the body composition more effectively.
When food enters your stomach your body doesn’t know if it’s good or bad food?” it is simply breaking down the food and processing the macronutrients. You can basically eat whatever you want as long as it within your macros. With that said, if you are unexperienced, it can be very hard to know if you eat enough or to much of any nutrients. Therefore it’s very important to log all food you eat during the day to keep track. There is many apps for your smartphone that will help you log the food properly.
I still believe eating clean is the very best for the body, but not necessarily for the brain. To many “no-nos” sometimes creates even more cravings. This diet could be difficult for some people and it is really important to know your macros in order to get it right!
Above picture is my body composition scan when started my flexible diet. I had 10.8% body fat and about 4 weeks later I had only 8.4% body fat. I have lost a total of 2kg in body fat.
When I started to track my macros about 60% of my fat was stored in my trunk but this number dropped radically in 4 weeks despite still eating crumpets with butter every day 😉
Knowing my macros, I was able to feed my muscles with what they needed to perform well, but not overeat and put on fat. I like flexible diet because it doesn’t really feel like I need to have “cheat food”. I can eat whatever I want, not only dry chicken and broccoli.
This diet is good and I find it fun to keep track of my macros, BUT if you are a person who would hate to log your food or have very bad eating habits or IBS or other health issues, I would probably recommended a strict Paleo diet.
If you want to get help to start your flexible diet don’t hesitate to contact me… I’ll help you HERE.