I was recently asked by a customer if they could eat the same meal as their children, this got me thinking about the way we think we need to eat.
Has anyone tried the body builder meal plan? 6 meals a day of chicken and rice?
Or chicken, rice and broccoli, often eaten cold from tupperware?
It’s dry and boring and basically, it can just be forgotten about!
If you are trying to lose body fat, you absolutely do not need to be preparing all your meals in advance and carting chicken and rice around in tubs.
Life is too short to eat boring food!
If you are wanting to lose your ‘dad bod’ or your ‘mummy tummy’ it doesn’t mean you can’t eat with your kids and have to have dry, boring food instead.
If you try to force yourself to eat dry meat, dry carbs and dry veg, you are almost certainly setting yourself up to fail.
Losing weight does not mean no sauces, no bread, no alcohol, none of the finer things in life.
You just need to be conscious of your calorie intake.
You can have spaghetti bolognaise with the kids, you can have pizza, you can even have fish and chips!
Why not make your own pizzas? Then you can be in control of what you put on top.
You could use a lower fat cheese, add more veggies, have some fun with the kids.
If you are trying to lose weight, try baking more and frying less, making tomato based sauces rather than cheesy ones.
Make sure you have some protein, some carbohydrates and then just pile on as many vegetables as you like.
Remember, if you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight.
There is no need to go to extremes. There is no such thing as a perfect diet.
You do not have to shape your diet to look a certain way that you have seen on social media or read about somewhere.
If you like shepherd’s pie, fajitas, pizza, roast dinner, fish fingers, any foods you can think of, then go ahead.
Enjoy real food!
Do not subject yourself to eating cold, dry, boring food.
Make it fun, make it tasty, eat it with real enjoyment and you will have far better results – not to mention being much happier!