Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Plan, Shop, & Prepare This Meal Plan

I want you to plan, shop, and prepare for day 1 of the contest.

Skip your workout if necessary and do this instead – it's THAT important. I don't just mean planning what you are going to eat for dinner. I mean planning what you are going to eat for every meal for the next 2 weeks.

Don't tell me that's too hard. Most people with lean, sexy bodies stick to a similar diet for 90% of their meals and then enjoy a random cheat/reward meal 10% of the time.

Your schedule might go like this:

Breakfast – 2 eggs, 1 apple, Green Tea, fish oil
Snack – 1 oz raw almonds or walnuts or pecans, 1 pear, Green Tea
Lunch – Grilled chicken/salmon or black bean salad with spinach, onion, peppers, etc., 1 banana or bowl of cherries, 2 cups unsweetened iced tea with lemon
Snack – Unlimited raw vegetables and hummus
Dinner – Protein and vegetables and fruit…Such as steak or chicken or fish, a sweet potato, your favorite vegetables, and a bowl of your favorite fruit for dessert. Or you could have fish, wild rice, avocado, and salsa.

If you enjoy one to two drinks per evening, just realize that those calories have to come out of your daily intake from somewhere else (i.e. less fruit, smaller sweet potato, less rice, etc.)

The above schedule won't change much, with the exception of a slight variation in your main course at dinner, right? Once per week you can have a slightly larger meal of your favorite foods – whatever you want. But no binging or eating yourself sick. Make the right decisions for your health.

Everyone can stick to this plan for 14 days, and this tip alone will help you lose 5-12 pounds of fat in just 2 weeks. This is also how you learn to love eat for the rest of your life. It's not hard, it just requires a little practice.
Keep at it and never, EVER give up.

Alright, so to review, here's your 3-step guide to Day 1.

i) Plan your meals.
ii) Shop for the food.
iii) Prepare the food (cut everything up, put in the proper trays, cook food if necessary, and get it all packed up for work)

In addition to planning out all of your meals, you could also start keeping a food journal (you could do it online too), because studies show that keeping a food journal will help you lose fat faster.

Next, make sure you do 30 minutes of activity today AND take a "before" photo along with your weight, body fat (if possible), and measurements of your waist, hips, arms, and thighs. And then enter the photo in our contest.

Click here to join our free Body Transformation Contest

Continue to weigh yourself every other day, as research shows that frequent check-ins lead to greater weight loss.

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