Why meal plans usually suck!

Lots of people looking to improve their eating think meal plans is the answer. The problem is that meal plans usually suck. It’s just a temporary solution. Unless you are prepping for a bodybuilding event or an athlete that‘s training for a competition then a prescribed meal plan is ideal. But this prescribed meal plan is only short term as well. I know this from my own experience. Since 2012, I have been competing in bodybuilding and I prep for each shows between 20 to 24 weeks. For most part, I would eat the same food. Meticulously weighing each meal to make sure I hit my daily macronutrients (protein, carbs and fats). This is tough, very rigid, not sustainable. It takes Spartan like discipline to follow the meal plan daily. This is not ideal for everybody who wants to eat better.
Most of us don’t eat for “nutrients”.  We eat meals, often with other people. We eat meals that match our cultural background and social interests. For most of us, we don’t need that of level surgical precision of eating our food in ounces or grams.
Eating better is just a conscientious effort to think what you are already eating daily and how you could make it better. You want to make small changes and improvements to what you already normally eat and enjoy, one step at a time. You have to think about the spectrum of food quality rather than “bad” or “good” foods.
Best,
John
Precision Nutrition Coach/Certified Personal Trainer
I’m currently accepting only 3 nutrition trainees for the month of November. I will guarantee results.
References:

https://www.precisionnutrition.com/meal-plans-usually-suck

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