Revealed By Vince Gabriele MS,CSCS, YCS-1
I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear this from people who are struggling to lose body fat; “I know exactly what to eat, but it’s not working.” The information is out there about the best ways to lose body fat and we always come up with the same ones. Small Meals, 5-7 meals a day, low carb, eat fruit and vegetables, protein at each meal, eat a good breakfast, etc. These are all great ways to get your nutrition on track and each is highlighted in our nutrition packet. You will also read many of these in health and fitness magazines, but there is always one missing. The one that is missing is the Ultimate Fat Loss Secret: PREPARATION.
Everyone knows eating small, healthy snacks between meals is essential. If there are only cookies in the cabinet, we eat cookies. We know exactly what we need for breakfast, but when there are only Lucky Charms in the house, Lucky Charms is what we eat. We know we need to eat whole fruit, but when orange juice is the only thing available, we will go for it (at 200 calories a glass). The reason for all of this poor nutrition is simple; lack of preparation. Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to
meeting all your Fat Loss goals.
1.) Go to the grocery store on Sunday with a plan and a detailed list of what you want to eat from Monday-Friday. This includes breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. This planning is essential so you don’t end up wandering the aisles aimlessly and impulse shop for large containers of ice cream. If it is not on your healthy list, DON’T PUT IT IN THE CART!
2.) Shop in the outer aisles of the store. The middle aisles should be used sparingly, for things like oatmeal, rice, salsa, and a few other acceptable items.
3.) Cook large amounts of food on Sunday, so it is ready to go for the rest of the week. This is essential for people trying to lose fat. An example; grill 10 marinated chicken breast, cook a pot of rice and steam a huge pot of veggies.
4.) Invest in these following tools: Tupperware containers (for work or school), a crockpot and a rice cooker. Then dust off your BBQ and use it!(Even in the winter) 5.) The ultimate Grocery list: Large pack of Chicken breasts, Pack of Flank Steak, Sweet Potatoes, Rice, Carrots, Hummus, Celery, Protein shakes, Zone Bars, Eggs, Oatmeal, Berries, apples, avocados, ground Turkey Breast, Large onion, Taco seasoning, salsa, Oranges, Broccoli, Tomatoes,olive oil, Canadian bacon, peppers.