I was just talking with my friend, a personal trainer from Toronto and author of The Fit Bastard and The Fit Chic, Scott Tousignant, about his current goals of getting to 5% body fat.
I asked him what method he’s using to reach his goals and he replied “My Fit Bastard Workouts” and Jon Benson’s Every Other Day Diet. I caught him while he was making a tuna salad meal and asked him how the rest of his program looked and if he was on target to reach his goal. He’s three weeks out and 2% away from achieving it.
I realized that I’ve got my next 6 weeks of cardio and training planned and I’m following my own Reverse Caveman Diet on which Fat Loss Fundamentals is loosely based. I know what I’ll be eating for the next 6 weeks and I have it mapped out on my calendar.
It got me thinking about this poll, asking that very question – about how far ahead you plan your meals. Do you know what you’ll be eating for the day, or tomorrow? If I asked you what you’re having for lunch tomorrow, how would you answer? What about next week on Wednesday? is it a re-feed day? a low carb day? A meat day? a cleansing day?
I’d like to know how far ahead you plan your meals and what sort of reasons or results you get from the format you follow
As always, leave your comments with your thoughts.
As a side note, Scott and I were talking about the Fit Chic workout program and all it has to offer. It sounds like it’s quite the kick ass program for women wanting to get in shape. I’ll be doing a review of it soon. In the mean time, check out The Fit Chic women’s workout program.
As of today, the results of the last poll What Do You Choose For Your Liquid Breakfast had coffee for breakfast coming in as the #1 choice.
I plan my email…. meal, (email, what was I thinking?) I plan my MEAL the night before. I make myself 3 meals for school and then basically just go from there. Whatever is for dinner is for dinner. Same with the whole breakfast thing. Then an hour before I go to bed I generally have cereal.
I still struggle with the planning aspect of dieting. What I have chosen to do is pick three things that are healthy and low fat, low sugar and task good. (ex: whole wheat waffle w/lite syrup) for breakfast, Lunch – pre packaged weight watchers meals, lean cusine etc, and dinner large salad with grilled chicken or beef and steamed vegetables. Sometimes I mixed small baked potato or sweet potato no butter.
So I just keep to that program and I have lost 10 pounds since 1/3/08.
Good for you Lisa.
what sort of exercise do you do along with the food aspect of weight watchers?
I tend to keep a mental game plan of what I’ll be eating everyday and then go about writing it all down accordingly in my health journal (I’d be lost without it).
For me – thus far – the biggest help has been keeping track of what is healthy to eat and what to avoid. Past that, constructing my meals with healthy food and then recording it like a fascist bureaucrat has been absolutely key.