Implementing a new, healthier diet can be overwhelming. It’s a learning experience and with practice, you’ll soon discover what works best for you. When it comes to Nutrisystem, the key is to strike a good balance between effective, so you get good results, and enjoyable so that you’ll stick with it in the long-run.
Some people really want and need structure and others do better just knowing the general guidelines to follow. Regardless, it really doesn’t need to be complicated. Here are some key points to remember: – Include a protein source at every meal, such as lean meat, cottage cheese, egg whites, protein powder, or soy products.
Try to limit processed (man-made) carbs, especially those that are white and refined, such as pasta, bread, crackers, white rice, etc. These have very little nutritional value and cause spikes in your insulin that make fat loss difficult. Instead choose natural carbs – those that are grown from the ground or a tree, not man-made.
In general, choose natural starchy carbs with protein earlier in the day, such as oatmeal with a small protein shake or baked chicken and yam. Then later in the day, transition to fibrous carbs (veggies) and protein, such as grilled fish with steamed veggies or a salad with chicken or cottage cheese. – Eat small, frequent meals (5-6 per day), about 2½-3 hours apart. Earlier meals in the day, especially meal 1 and 2, should be larger than later meals. The last meal of the day should be light and try not to eat 2½-3
hours prior to bed. – Make sure you drink plenty of water with and between meals: at least 8 to 12 8-oz. glasses. – Do not panic or feel guilty if you do not follow your diet plan exactly. For example, the GHF Diet Plan is the “perfect” scenario for maximum fat-loss, but no one’s perfect. There are going to be plenty of obstacles that prevent you from following this plan exactly, such as dinner parties, a busy work schedule, etc. If you stray for the plan, get back on track right away.
Do your best, learn from your mistakes, and stay on track, and you’ll do great with this plan. It’s all about experimenting to find out what works best for YOU and consistent effort. – When deciding portion sizes, you can use the estimated daily caloric recommendation at http://www.global-fitness.com/ghfdiet/ghfd_custom.php, but keep in mind that this is just a guideline. Your body knows how much you should eat more so than any calculation, so pay close attention to the
results you’re achieving and how you feel. I always chose a little bit less than I think will actually satisfy my hunger and cravings (just a tad less than the estimated calculation at the above URL). If I didn’t quite get enough, I could always go back for more. And before going back for seconds, give your body 10-20 minutes to decide if you really are still hungry or if you are already physically or psychologically satisfied.
Try to always be prepared. By having healthy, well-balanced meals already prepared and ready to eat, it becomes much, much easier to stay focused on reaching your goals. And try to keep healthy, effective snacks inconvenient places, such as your desk drawer, glove compartment, gym bag, etc.
If you can follow the above guidelines consistently, you will do very well with this plan, I assure you. If you’re a current member and would like me to suggest meals specific to your personal preferences, or would like me to analyze your current diet, please just let me know! This tip was provided by GlobalFitness.com Recieve the Ebook Big Fat Lies just for completing the Free Fitness Analysis.