You MUST eat right to get fat loss! It doesn’t help you much to build muscles if you have layers of fat covering your muscles! Everyone needs a meal plan! You need to have some sort of idea of what you are going to eat for the day. If you don’t have a meal plan, you might eat anything at any time! If you have a plan, you are more likely to follow it or at least eat similar foods.
Haphazard eating or grazing is probably the biggest killer of meal plans! And, if you don’t have a meal plan, grazing with high-calorie and high-fat foods will skyrocket your calories day after day…..you know where that leads…..
Its the same story folks, a caloric imbalance is the cause of weight gain (consuming more calories than you burn in a day). If you want to speed up your metabolism and burn more calories then exercise regularly (strength training and cardio exercise).
Also, eat right and often. Eating small meals every 3-4 hours will keep your metabolism humming and will keep your body from shifting to “starvation mode” (storing fat).
As the week goes by, compare what you eat to your grocery list and planned menus. Another key to your success is to record what you eat in a food journal.
This will hold you accountable on a daily basis. Step by step, day by day, week by week…stay with your grocery list and meal plan most of the time and you will succeed!
-Cathering Ebeling and Mike Geary are co-authors of the popular ebook, Fat-Burning Kitchen, which shows you how to totally revamp your kitchen to make your body a fat-burning machine!