Let’s face it, there are a lot of diets out there, but what really is the best approach for your nutrition?
On our YouTube channel, you can hear from ABS owner Connor, talk through how to design the ideal diet and nutrition plan that will help you to lose weight.
Connor will cover:
- How sustainable is your diet?
- Are you including foods you like in your diet?
- Calorie deficits – what is it? Are you in one?
- N.E.A.T – What’s this? Why is it important?
- How much protein do you need to eat on the ideal diet?
It can be difficult to find the approach that works for you, but by taking into consideration some of what Connor goes through in the video, this should help with designing yourself a plan that compliments your goals, lifestyle and tastes.
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For more information on our personal training gyms in Liverpool and Manchester, get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.
If you can only, you know, last a couple of days a week, two weeks on the diet plan, you’re not going to lose the weight that you need to lose.
Hi, I’m Connor, I own Absolute Body Solutions personal training gyms. I’ve been involved with personal training for 12 years and have been a personal trainer for the vast majority of that time myself.
Today, I am going to discuss, and go through the best diets to lose weight.
The first point when doing a diet that you’re looking to lose weight on is, are you okay to stick to it, is it something that you are able to sustain and stick to long term? If you can only last a couple of days, a week, two weeks on the diet plan. You’re not going to lose the weight that you need to lose, so it’s unsustainable, and you’re not going to be able to continue with it. So first of all, is it something that’s realistic for you to stick to.
Secondly, with the same point, is do you like the foods on that nutrition plan. For example, if you want a high protein breakfast, you plan in smoke salmon for breakfast. If you then skip that meal because you don’t like the thought of salmon in the morning, you need to change the meal and replace it with something that you are likely to stick to.
So the first point; is the nutrition plan something you are able to stick to.
The second point we’re going to look at when looking to lose weight is we need to be in a calorie deficit.
Now when we’re looking to lose weight, if we’re doing the diet plan over 12-16 weeks for example, we want to start with the most amount of calories we can while you’re still losing weight. So typically, what we’ll do is we will take your calorie maintenance, that’s everything from your BMR, combined with your exercise activity and your NEAT, your non-exercise thermogenesis. Combine that into a total of how many calories you burn in a day and start between 250 and 500 calories below that.
Our main goal is to try and start as high calorie as possible, that then allows us the room over the weeks to continue to reduce calories lower. If we start off at say, 1000 calories, the moment you stop losing weight on 1000 calories, it’s hard to then drop lower than that, so we try and start as high calories as you can while you’re still losing weight.
The third point is going to be, hit a protein target.
So typically, the general rule is, one gram of protein per pound of body weight that you weigh. So if you weigh 120 pounds, you want to eat 120 grams of protein a day, including your protein shake.
So the first point is to create a diet that you’re able to stick to.
The second point is to make sure that the plan is still within a calorie deficit.
And the third is to hit your protein target for the day.