Fitness meal plans, or pre-made diets, are something I’ve strayed from for the longest time and I can’t imagine I’ll ever give into creating them for clients.
A few common questions I get on a weekly basis are “what do you eat?” “What do I need to eat to lose weight?” “Can you make me a personal fitness meal plan?” or something in a similar vein.
While the questions are not necessarily bad, they’re just not the right questions, in my opinion. First of all, I’ll just be outright with it – I hate meal plans. I hate them so much that when I see one written out by another trainer, or even when I scan some forums and see someone posting their meal plan, I conjure up feelings of dismay.
In saying that, I want to give some explanation on why I’m not a meal plan kind of guy, and what I believe to be a better alternative.
There are 2 main reasons I do not prescribe a fitness meal plan.
- They are restrictive.
- They make us stupid. [Read more…]