Hey guys! This week’s Trainer Q & A comes from Betty who asks, “What should an ‘ideal meal plan’ include in order to lose weight?”.
Any diet or meal plan that allows you to burn more calories than you ingest, will inadvertently lead to fat loss. Reducing calories is fairly simple. Making sure your nutrient levels are optimal can be a bit more tricky. I strongly suggest a reduced calorie diet, that includes foods rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. More specifically; approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of lean body weight. This insures that muscle development continues, while fat is being burned. I suggest the protein be the predominant nutrient on any plate. Vegetables rich in minerals and anti-oxidants are next. I’m also an advocate of vitamin and mineral supplements. This ensures optimal health, while you achieve your fitness goals.