Eat More to Lose Weight
Stop Punishing yourself with restrictive diets. Be Full. Be Happy. Here's How.
"I can't eat that much protein! I'll eat too many calories!" my client said to me this morning in a state of shock when he asked how much he needs to shoot for daily.
"It's not enough Protein that's causing you to eat too many calories my friend!"
Over the years, I've seen too many people starve themselves for a whole week only to eat it all back and more on a weekend binge. They will slave away for 3 hours daily in the gym only to make minimal process with their waistline.
They get frustrated.
Eventually, they'll quit trying.
They will try again one day because they are hard-working individuals who will set goals and hope for a better outcome. But they will go through this same "Discouragement Trap" again if they don't change their ways.
If you are hungry, you should eat. It's ok- I promise.
Treat food as fuel: Imagine pulling up to the gas station pump and they are offering 3 choices: Regular, Mid-Grade, and Premium, all for free to fill your ride up. Which one would you choose?
So why not choose to fill up our bodies that way first as well?
Here is an example of the Lunch I had today that I snapped him a pick of sent back to him (we are roughly the same weight so it applied well to him):
- 3 jumbo white eggs
- A slice of pepper jack cheese
- 4 thin slices of turkey bacon
- 1/2 an onion
- 1/2 an apple I lightly drizzled some truffled hot sauce for a little kick and cut up some scallions for taste and my drink was a vanilla protein shake with a small handful of raspberries.
I never count fruit or veggie calories: I’ll eat as much as I want of them. But with the other ingredients total:
- ~429 calories - 67 grams of Protein - 17 grams of Fat - 2 grams of Carbohydrates
Now I am not advocating "Low Carb" (more on this topic to come) because today is my leg day and I'm gonna crush some carbohydrates after my workout but this is an example of me putting Protein as a Priority in my Nutritional Lifestyle. It was tasty, I am satiated and not stuffed, and I have pretty good energy going into the afternoon.
I normally don't count my calories but I am at least aware of how many I consume. It's like finances: You would be at least aware of where your money is coming from and going right? The same thing applies here.
Focus on getting your Protein FIRST and the calories will stay low enough. You don’t have to punish yourself with exercise all the time to be in a caloric deficit. Stay active and eat to fuel your body the right way. If you need some more help on how you can get more Protein in your diet without having to stress out over it or constantly wonder what to eat, why not grab a FREE copy of my "Lean Man's Guide to Stocking the Fridge"
We don't guess and we don't overstress in my Coaching programs. That's just one of the stress management techniques we use in my Training programs to get you back to making progress ASAP. If you are curious to find out how exactly we can get you set up for success in a way where you can have a life and not live in the gym eating only chicken and broccoli, then book a strategy session with me so we can plan the work and then if it's a good fit for both of us, work the plan with me.
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For my fellow Fathers who dare to get better, Coach Ryan Collins