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What is the Best Way to Change your Diet if you want to Lose Weight?

When it comes to losing weight, there are many, many different ways we can change our diet to try and achieve this. But with so many ways, how are we meant to know what the best way is?

 

Whenever a new client comes to us, we always have a detailed discussion about their current diet so we can determine what their current routines, habits and preferred foods are and then take things from there.


This is super important because it helps us work out which of three options would be the best way to go in order to get this person to lose weight.

 

Option 1 - Super Strict Meal Plan


This is an option entails a detailed, meal plan with the exact foods and amounts set out. No deviation from this is allowed.


Option 2 - Flexible Dieting


This option is where the person is set a calorie and macronutrient (Protein, Carbs, Fats) target and is allowed more or less whatever they want as long as they stay within their specified amounts.


Option 3 - Social Changes


Finally, this option revolves more around lifestyle and mental changes where we focus on a few goals each week that are based around making healthy changes to their diet and life.

 

So which one is the best?


It all depends on the person!


The super strict meal plan route is one that typically won't be our first port of call as not a lot of people enjoy sticking to such a rigid diet which can lead to resentment. However, because the plan is so strict and the calories are set exactly to what that person wants it can yield incredible results.


All those amazing 6-8 weeks transformations you see on instagram? Yep, that would be super strict, low(ish) calorie meal plan with a big training schedule too. Focus to the max on it and reap the rewards, but it's tough!


The flexible dieting route is for people who are able to have control over their diet, but just need direction in various places. They are asked to fill in a food diary, set a specific calorie and macronutrient target, follow suggested changes based on their food diary and work with their coach week on week as to what tweaks need to be made.


This allows people to get very good results, but while having flexibility and control over what they eat.


And finally we have the social changes route. This is for people who struggle with their habits and routines and first need to build good foundations before anything else is looked at. This is because simply giving this person a meal plan may yield great results in the short term, but in the long term they won't learn anything and will be back to square one.

 

So after reading all of that, which option do you think would be best for you?


Are you in a good headspace with your food and need strict focus?


Do you enjoy flexibility, but are in reasonable control and need some tweaks?


Or is your eating a big issue and you struggle to get it under control?


Whichever one you are, email adam@acmfit.com for details on Personal Training and Online Coaching and start making the RIGHT changes for YOU today.

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