Below is a little excerpt of a longer conversation between myself and one our our advisors....come to the seminar to learn more!!! Register online www.CenterStageFiguresAndPhysiques.com
Her: Whether or not following a structured meal plan that eliminates foods causes or initiates physiological problems, it for sure sets up the mental spiral, and like I like to say does the GI bring on the crazy or does the crazy bring on the GI?
Me: This is good stuff...but...I guess playing devils advocate..so many people just want it simple and be told what to eat...so how do you rebuff that?
Her: Healthy debate, but the rebuff would be that a prep last 12-18 weeks-ish...the "what happens after prep" is where all the damage is done, and yeah eating on plan is great, but its a temporary security blanket that snow balls into problems. It may be simple, but it doesn't teach lessons of diet lifestyle management.
You have girl A who does a strict structure and is told early on in her prep she can have one cheat meal/week until her coach tells her to stop. So that girl learns a habit to view a cheat as off structure...post show she is always gonna have that mentality that a "dirty food" is like misbehaving which then triggers well, since I am misbehaving tonight, Ill just get back on track tomorrow. Or girl B, who does flexible dieting, consistent with her calorie levels and numbers day in and day out, wants a cupcake, and plans accordingly to do so...no guilt, no falling off the horse. No bad habits or views or feeling of denial cause she got what she wanted without feeling guilty. Healthy cravings can be fit into plan. Satisfying these cravings prevents deprivation, deprivation can lead to binging. With a macro's type set up, and most people do this anyway, one can still set up a plan. Its only natural that people tend to eat the same things most days cause it is convenient and people with a busy lifestyle need to plan, its just practical. But when time permits or cravings happen, the ability to have the flexibility is key.
.....And of course when it comes down to prep most often calories may be a lil less, the goal is not much but changing to a more whole foods approach allows for a larger volume of food. Part of satiety with food includes all the senses, if it looks like my food initially, you won't feel right off the bat "crap this is all I get". Larger volume takes longer to eat/chew, again more satisfaction. Caloric dense food may fit into macros but like ya said aren't all the best choice.
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