Starting your journey to becoming healthier and fitter can be a little bit scary. Especially when it comes to nutrition. There is so much information out there its hard to know where to start. You’ve got the Atkins diet, Paleo, Ketogenic diet, Low Carb diet, The Zone diet, High Protein diet, If It Fits Your Macros or Flexible Dieting, and so many more. To be honest with you, they all work! (…to some extent). It’s just deciding which diet plan to pick that best suits your lifestyle. You can try them all and see what works for you, but here’s the thing, why over complicate life? Who wants to eat a certain way with so many restrictions for the rest of their life? Some people can but most can’t.
So now what? Lets keep this simple and I’ll share with you the most straightforward guide that you can use to create a plan for yourself. No counting calories or measuring food required. Below you’ll see an infographic that takes an approach you might not be used to. They suggest using your hand as a measuring tool! Then it goes on to suggest portion sizes for both males and females. In the end it explains that portion sizes will have to be adjusted depending on your body type, goals, how much you train, and so on. Check it out:
It’s so straightforward and so simple! Try it out for yourself and see how you feel after a few weeks. If you have any questions or need more explanation don’t hesitate to reply to this email!
Results won’t come over night and especially when changing the way you eat. It takes time for the body to adjust and finally give you the results you’ve been working hard for. Just remember that the key to seeing results is long-term consistency! That means sticking to it even if you get off track, you get right back on it!
This is a template I use to organize my own diet. I know what type of food I should have for every meal and how much I should be putting on my plate by using my hand as a measuring tool. The only time I’ll start counting calories or measuring my food with a food scale is when I need to get strict about my diet to reach a certain weight for a specific goal whether it be gaining weight or losing.
P.S. if you’re vegetarian or vegan you can still use this same template, just make sure you get vegan-proteins in such as beans, legumes, tofu, etc.
I hope this fun guide helps you start improving your eating habits for now.
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