For most people nutrition can be the most difficult part of a body transformation. Just thinking about all of the habit changes can become extremely overwhelming.
Sure at first the idea is exciting!
But what happens when it finally become time to execute your plan?
All the transformation challenges that exist today teach you the same washed up techniques that never allow a person to create a new lifestyle.
Our 8 Week Warrior Challenge Is Much Different…
Most gyms are about putting square pegs in round holes.
“Here are all the strategies you will need to get results.”
“Follow my plan and I guarantee you will see results.”
- Getting Crushed By High Intensity Workouts For 30 to 60+ Minutes
- Workouts that Are So Intense, You Get Injured & Lose Motivation
- You Get Swindled Into Buying All These Supplements And You’re Promised Results
- Train 5 to 6 Days Per Week We No Recovery Until Your Body Just Gives Out On You
- Thrown Into A Boot Camp With No Real Instruction, No Coaching & No Regressions
- If You Need Nutrition Help, Read The Meal Plan! Nobody Is There To Individualize It For You
- If You’re Not Losing Weight, It Must Be What You Are Not Doing?
- You Still Have To Do The Work But Sometimes The Coach Needs To Take A Step Back & Evaluate The System & Determine All Factors
Sometimes we just want to see some results from the gym.
We don’t need a crazy lifestyle overhaul.
We just want more energy and a little reinsurance that the work we put in will result in progress in our life and possibly on the scale.
Majority of people turning to a professional for guidance simply want help to get things back on track. They want to have some accountability so that we do not full victim to our urges to eat bad food and drink so much booze when we are at social gatherings.
Yes, part of life is living and there will be social events in our lives. We can’t avoid them, so the plan must take that into consideration.
That is why meal prepping can possibly be something that mentally takes you away from achieving transformation success.
Save the Tupperware for fitness models and body builders…
We Just Want Results!
It’s Time To Ditch Your Tupperware & Make Your Transformation More Enjoyable!
So where did the idea of meal prepping originate?
Meal prep and meal planning originated in the body building circle.
In order to reach their body composition goals, body builders would plan their meal and have them ready to go. There is little margin for error for them because it is their sport.
Think about this…
Athletes must do certain things to perform well in their sport. Their livelihood depends on their success. Every .1 of a second in the 40 yard dash can mean $1,000,000 to an athlete.
For the average individual, we just want to add muscle and burn fat.
We do not need to eat the exact same way our favorite athlete does. That level of strict behavior does not belong in fitness. We have normal lives and have much more energy and time consuming issues that cause stress in our life everyday.
Being Type A about food is just adding to the stress.
Body Building is a sport and the way they treat nutrition is to help them excel in their respective sport.
They need to plan out all their macros and stay within a certain calorie limit.
They also need to eat about every 3 hours to support muscle growth.
We are trying to bash meal planning or say that it isn’t good to be prepared for the week ahead.
I just would like to show you that we can accomplish that in a way that will actually stick for an entire lifetime.
This idea of having your meal planned out and organized can be a game changer for most but could be the one thing that sends a busy professional off the mental deep end.
Anything that you decide to do must be sustainable and repeatable.
The average person is extremely busy with:
- Taking Care of Kids
- Full Days of Work
- Relationships With Family & Friends
- Continuing Education or College
- Town Functions or School Organizations
You can fill in the blank above for other responsibilities that you may have on a day to day basis.
What I am pointing out is that the average person has a ton of obligations, distractions and most of all stress.
Majority of the people I meet are just looking to lose 15 to 30 pounds of fat or adding just a few pounds of lean muscle mass to develop a more toned physique.
Mainstream fitness has most people confused which is in my mind the number 1 reason 9 out of 10 people fail with their nutrition. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that 75% of women have confessed to having some kind of eating disorder.
Although transformations and challenges in most gyms call for meal prepping, you have to question if it is for you or not. There is no point of trying a new habit that you don’t plan on doing for the rest of your life.
Bodybuilders in my mind have way more discipline than most people. Far more discipline than I do for sure.
But their goal is to get to a point of leanness that will help them win on stage. They pretty much have to do that in order to reach their composition goals.
Here Are 3 Tips That Can Help You Be Better Prepared Without The Crazy Tupperware:
1. Focus on only buying whole foods like the ones on our Warrior 20 Nutrition Guide:
Having veggies, starches and lean meats around the house will make it much harder for you to stray away from your plan. Focus on the elements of the Core 4 Below.
2. Cook extra dinner at night:
Most people really struggle at lunch. If you failed to prepare something, you most likely reach for something fast. Fast is usually never the best possible choice. Cook extra and bring some left overs for the next day.
3. Keep Your Breakfast Very Consistent:
Every morning for breakfast during the week I eat the same thing. Turkey Bacon, Caged Free Eggs and I add 2 colorful veggies. Tomato and Avocado or some spinach and peppers. (the first two are fruits but let us not get technical!)
Now if you are someone who does extremely well with a full out meal prep, continue to do so. This article is simply stating it is not the only way to reach your fat loss and performance goals.
When it comes to nutrition, the goal is to make things a habit. Meaning you do it so long it becomes second nature. Kind of like brushing your teeth.
At some point in your life you had to really focus on brushing your teeth. Now you do it easily without thinking about it.
Small habit changes add up in the long run. One small habit that you keep will get you much further than 6 habits that last 21 days. Practice patience and know that all of your hard work will pay off if you remain consistent.
– Chris Lingham
If you are in the Voorhees Area looking for personal training, Training For Warriors South Jersey offers Group Personal Training & Fitness Classes for Women & Men looking to lose fat, build muscle and feel good. To see if our Personal Training is right for you, click the picture below and set up Free 30 Minute Strategy Session for our upcoming Transformation.