So you’ve heard about it a million times, the dreaded meal plan.
Or maybe you’ve begged your PT for one before.
But I’ve preached it to you a million times, calories in vs calories out is the only thing that matters when it comes to ‘basic’ approaches of fat loss. This is if you simply want to look a little better, get a little leaner.
Sometimes meal plans work but If you’re anything like me, I personally don’t want to see the same menu every week for the rest of my life to simply keep an ab or two.
I wont lie to you, meal plans have worked for me in the past and so has tracking macros and calories.
Now the reason I personally am insinuating they suck is simply for the fact that if I have to tell myself that I can only eat one certain food source on a set day and If I don’t fancy that type of food, then I found myself spiralling out of control and eating the food on the meal plan along with the foods I was craving which turned into one massive binge.
However, If I had simply worked into my calories the food I was actually craving originally I would’ve still been on track and making progress.
Starting to get it now?
You can make progress either way, don’t get me wrong. You can have a meal plan or not have a meal plan but strict meal plans often make things way harder than they need to be for you.
Regardless of what you do, all that matters is that you’re in a calorie deficit to drop fat/weight.