many meals a week must be 'good' to get results?
often hear someone say "I put on a pound last week, it must
have been that meal I went out for on Thursday night". It is
unlikely that any one meal can be responsible for putting on a significant
amount of weight. It is more likely that the one ‘bad’
meal was against a back drop of poor meals throughout the week.
many meals a week must be good?
average person will eat either 3 or 4 times per day, some people
more, some less but 3-4 on average. This means over the course of
a week you will consume 21 – 28 meals. I advise people on
courses that the aim is to hit 80 – 90% of meals spot
on and then not worry about the others. This gives you the freedom
not to feel as if you are restricting yourself and at the same time
be able to get results. This is enough to work for almost every
one, if you are following the principles of metabolic
about that meal out?
return to that bad meal out and look at it in view of the whole
week then 1 wrong meal out of 21 would mean you have got 96% of
your meals right that week. This is more than enough to get results.
real problem is that the ‘good meals’ people eat during
the week are in fact not as good for their body as they believe.
This may occur even if the food you are eating is touted as ‘healthy’.
There is no such thing as healthy food in its own right, only a
healthy food in relation to
lets put this back into the example above. Say you are eating a
bowl of cereal for your breakfast, e.g. organic wheetabix, but your
body does not do well on wheat. Then already you are up from 1 bad
meal on the Thursday night to 8 when breakfast is included, so now
62% of your meals are right for you.
suppose you have a sandwich for lunch, bread is made from wheat
and all of a sudden you now are having 15 meals that are not completely
right for your body (1 bad meal on Thursday, 7 breakfast meal and
7 lunches). You are now consuming just 30% of your meals spot on
for your bodies’ needs. Therefore it is now not too likely
to hear that you may have put on some weight.
is a good meal?
meal is a meal that is made up of the exact foods your body needs.
This can vary greatly between two people depending on your metabolic
type. The amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat need also
be in the right amounts for your body. This ideal
fuel mix is another key element of a meal. Finally the meal
must avoid certain foods that negatively
influence your body and also contain maximal amounts of nutrients.
At this point you can say you have an optimal meal. From this you
can then ensure you get up to that 80 -90% mark each week and relax
for the other 10 – 20%. Then you will see the results occur.
discover your metabolic type and be able to confidently say you
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