I want to share with you that at ThinU ALL of our meal plans for our clients are designed for 5 to 6 meals a day! Now, you may be asking yourself how eating 5 times a day could possibly be good for you? But This eating plan, of course, consists of good, healthy foods along with good habits- you cannot eat pizza 5 times per day to be a lean, mean working machine. The result of that could only be weight gain. Foods high in carbohydrates, like pizza, drag you down, bloat you and deplete your energy. If you have not done so already, It is time for you to change your habits and start eating light and healthy.
Your first step to change your lifestyle and your eating habits is to start the day
with a good healthy breakfast. Your body needs a good source of protein and carbohydrate at breakfast. (see examples at end of page for recipe ideas). Continue your day eating a good source of protein, carbohydrates and some fats every 3-4 hours. Do not let your body go more than 4 hours without food as you may slow down your metabolism. What we are working towards is to raise your metabolic rate so you can burn calories all day long. Drink plenty of water before and after meals and throughout the day to curb your appetite. You want to flush out any toxins and excess fat in your body.
Try to plan your meals with the foods you enjoy. If you do not like tuna, do not force yourself to eat it. You will never stay consistent if you are dreading what you have to eat. At ThinU all of our meal plans have a cloud based account where the client can choose alternative foods to what is listed in the meal plan via an exchange system. ANY food listed in the ThinUâ meal plan can be “exchanged” for other pre-approved foods with a similar nutritional profile and the list of options is impressive! Eat your meals slowly while sitting down. Too many of us eat on the run, standing in the kitchen or in the car. We do not give our bod- ies the chance to tell our brains we are satisfied and as you know, if you are not satisfied, you might over eat.
There are going to be days that you might “fall off the band wagon.” For example, you might eat a high “empty carb” meal or overeat at dinner. If this happens, do not give up- just get right back on your eating plan. If you throw in in the towel, that is where you get into trouble. If you make a mistake at work, you don’t just quit your job – you correct it and move forward.
Here are some tips to follow if body fat loss is your goal:
- Come in and see us at ThinU !
- There is no need to go through this alone! eat smaller portions- more often- never stuff yourself.
- Avoid sugar! It is a metabolic poison
- learn to just have a taste- if it is a food you cannot resist, stay away from it all together.
- Beware the dressing! Many salad dressings are high in sugar and empty carb’s. ask for your salad dressing on the side- dip your fork in for taste.
- do not go out to dinner starved- this will lead you to over eat. Drink water before your meals.