Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
Are you struggling to juggle a fat loss diet with a busy lifestyle?
I hear you.
The majority of my clients are hard-working people with demanding jobs, families to take care of, and ambitions to pursue other than their fitness goals. As a full-time coach, I also face the daily challenge of fitting my own training and nutrition around other commitments.
That’s why I strive to simplify fat loss, so that you can get great results and keep up with your lifestyle.
In this article, I’m going to share a four-step guide to maximising the efficiency of your fat loss diet.
Let’s dive in.
Healthy eating is a way of life, so it’s important to establish routines that are simple, realistically, and ultimately liveable.
What does healthy eating mean to you?
Since the first time I can remember having thoughts about food until after I became a training and nutrition coach, healthy eating to me meant losing weight.
In my head, if someone had weight to lose, they’d do that by eating healthier. If someone was already slim, it was because they already ate healthy.
However, you can be at a relatively low weight without eating healthy, and you can also be at a relatively higher weight whilst having a very healthy diet.
What’s more – and most importantly – health isn’t limited to weight, and healthy eating influences far more aspects of wellness than just your body size.
So, how can you improve your diet if you don’t want to change your weight? I’ve got you!
Each of the nine tips in this article poses a challenge to help you form a new eating habit.
These aren’t meant to be hard and fast rules, but rather starting points to give you a specific target to shoot for. Goal specificity is key to tracking your progress, and progress is key to success.
Without further ado, let’s dig in (pun obviously intended).
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Full disclosure: I don’t like meal prep.
Nevertheless, my nutritional goals are to improve body composition and to support training performance whilst training clients in the gym, working as an online coach, producing online content like this blog, and spending some “me time” with my partner or pursuing my hobbies.
For this reason, it would be counterproductive to simply throw meals together as and when, therefore I have found ways to make meal prep fit into my lifestyle rather than the other way around.
Do you feel overwhelmed at the prospect of spending all Sunday making meals for the week? Then read on!
In this article, I aim to outline a number of strategies that have helped me and my clients tailor goal-appropriate nutritional choices to a hectic lifestyle.
How to Design Your Own Diet
To eat is necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
Updated in March 2022.
In my previous article, I outlined the basics of flexible dieting and focused on one approach that I believe to be a stepping stone to more complex ways of flexible dieting: counting calories and macros.
In this piece, I want to cover some guidelines on how to design a diet for either fat loss or muscle gain, including a proposed diet duration, macros and calories calculations, and how to transition away from dieting.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.
One of my nutrition clients wanted to improve their diet and came to me assuming I would recommend avocado, nuts, tofu, and other expensive foods you might see on an influencer’s Instagram account.
This client was one of many people who have told me they don’t think they can have a healthy diet because they can’t afford “healthy foods.”
This article aims to challenge this unfortunate misconception and to give you tips on how to eat healthy without breaking the bank!
An online fitness coach who likes bodybuilding, superheroes, and bread.
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