There is now a sample meal plan included in my Flexible Fueling Test Drive program. Let me tell you about that.
First of all you should know, I do not and will not offer custom meal plans. I coach Flexible Dieting, with the aim of empowering people to make their own choices to meet their changing energy requirements with the selection of foods that most appeal to them.
However, recently I had the idea of doing a sample meal plan based on very simple, very common, every day choices of foods that people might actually eat. It’s the opposite of any pretentious, elitist, clean eating style of diet plan, for people with simple tastes who do want a healthy diet but need to build their confidence with some affordable and convenient choices.
The problem with most meal plans you might get online or from your local trainer.
It might be a different story if you have a consultation with a real dietitian or university qualified nutritionist, but the problem with most meal plans is that they do not take your individual energy and macronutrient requirements into account, and they do not take your unique individual tastes, preferences and circumstances into account. Even in a lot of cases where fitness coaches boast of “custom” and “individualised” meal planning services, they’re really just sending literally everyone the same pdf and telling them all “this is what it takes, you’ll just have to be disciplined”.
How this is different.
As already mentioned above, I’ve tried to choose simple every day foods that I imagine might be convenient and appealing, or at least non-threatening to people who are trying to build confidence in establishing better eating habits. Keep in mind though, this is an example meal plan in an introductory Flexible Dieting program… so you’ll have instructions, guidelines, and my permission to change as much or as little of the food choices (and the meal schedule as well for that matter) as your heart desires.
Macros and calories.
Flexible Fueling Test Drive is an introductory program, not a custom program. Your individual requirements will change as you build confidence, consistency and proficiency at training. The targets we work to in this introductory program should be suitable for most beginners. If you are younger, taller and especially if you are male, these targets represent a conservative estimate of what your minimum energy requirement might be as a person getting started with being more active. If you are older, shorter or if your potential for increased level of activity is compromised for some reason, they may represent closer to a maximal level of intake relative to your requirements. In any case, do your best with consistent adherence and we will have a benchmark from which we can best assess your needs when you choose to come on board with the full program and your custom, individual strategy.
Also included: Introductory gym based resistance training program and instructions.
In most cases you’ll have access to the program within a few hours of payment, or the next day at the very latest.