So a common question for us is - do you NEED to count calories?
The simple answer is no.
However, if your goal is one of the following...
You will need to find some way to manage your calorie intake.
(Combined with good strength training + NEAT)
As much as you might not like to count calories your body will count them for you!
So what options do you have?
Read on to find out....
First things first - instead of religiously counting the calories of everything you consume you could simply map out a calorie controlled plan based on your daily calorie targets/allowance.
For example today when I carried out a 3d body scan & assessment with one of the members of our gym, I was able to produce a report containing the following info....
The plan of action was as follows:
Now the issue here was that this person does not want to count calories or obsess over food.
Which makes perfect sense and is something we'd agree with.
So what we did was to take a very simple approach.
I suggested splitting the daily calorie target up into a number of meals per day.
In this case 3 meals per day was the aim. This meant we could plan to have 3 x 600 calorie meals every day.
Then we had a very quick look at putting together a simple meal plan & worked out what each meal was made of in terms of calories.
Breakfast: Mixed frozen berry + whey protein smoothie OR omelette & veg - 600 calories
Lunch: Chicken breast, portion of rice + veg OR Mixed frozen berry + whey protein smoothie - 600 calories
Dinner: Salmon, chicken, steak or fish + salad or mixed veg + rice or potatoes - 600 calories
(You can decide whichever meals you want - this is just to give you an idea of the approach you can take!)
Now all we have to do is stick to the plan and continue to assess progress as we go.
In our case that means members can book in to use our state of the art Styku 3d body scanning system every month to track changes in measurements & body fat %.
If you follow this through there are also a few simple hacks you could apply to allow you to have "nice" things along the way.
Simple, right? And it only took us about 10 minutes to do!
In fact, as important as nutrition is in relation to fat loss and changing your body shop, it really can be quite simple if you make it that way.
Which is EXACTLY how we like it here at Evolutis as part of our personal training program.
...and how I think it should be for you too...
So I hope this helps you in some way.
David "keep it simple" Knowles
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David Knowles is the owner, lead Coach & trainer, Dad x 5 & wannabe singer songwriter!