Before working with me, most of my clients are surprised to find out that I don’t offer meal plans. That’s because having the right meal plan is touted as the key to getting remarkable weight loss results.
But the truth is that you don’t need someone else to give you a meal plan to get lasting weight loss results.
In fact, you’ll probably get better results if you never have to buy a meal plan ever again.
This isn’t to say you don’t need a meal plan, but to say that you’re better off making it yourself.
My personal recommendation for you: How to create a meal plan that fuels your life
I’m sure now you’re wondering if it’s really possible to get results with the meal plans you make. This post breaks down why it is possible by showing you why you don’t need one.
Let’s start with why you don’t need to buy another meal plan
A meal plan isn’t necessary except you have a medical issue that requires a strict meal plan or you’re a physique athlete working to get “cut” for competition.
When you have a medical issue, the structure helps you make sure that you’re getting the right nutrients to manage your condition and that you’re avoiding any foods that’ll make you feel worse.
When you’re a physique athlete, a meal plan will help you stay on track to looking stage ready when the time comes. A physique meal plan usually has strict requirements down to cheat meals, and every single athlete I know only uses strict meal plans during the season.
Once the season is over, they eat without a meal plan and that almost always leads them to regain weight.
99% of the busy professional women that I know and those whom I’ve worked with don’t fall in either one of these groups. And if you don’t, keep reading…
Instead what you need is a structure to eat healthy to feel and look good
As a woman who’s balancing all the balls of a professional and personal life, putting yourself on a regimented meal plan to get results is hard.
So don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t been able to stick to a meal plan for more than a few days or even a few weeks.
When your life doesn’t depend on it and it’s not how you make your living, it gets hard to psyche yourself up to eat food that you’re not a fan of.
What you actually need is a structure that makes eating healthy easier.
This is why I created the VAFs® mental model for lasting weight loss to give my clients and I a quick mental shortcut to know what to eat to get lasting weight loss results. VAFs breaks down the four food types to eat for your diet to support your weight loss efforts.
And this is what you need to create for yourself, a quick way to look at your options to make a choice that’ll get you closer and closer to your goals to lose weight.
And you can create that structure more effectively yourself
Stop looking for the perfect meal plan. Instead focus on creating a repeatable structure for your eating that you can do regularly.
That’s essentially what a meal plan is – structure to guide your consistent action.
I invite you to get a copy of The Healthy Eating Made Easy Cheat Sheet I created to give you a quick download on what VAFs is and how to use it.
The VAFs mental model you’ll discover in the Cheat Sheet has helped my clients make healthy food choices:
- When they’re cooking meals for themselves and their families
- When they’re eating food cooked by someone else at a restaurant
- And when they’re spending significant amount of time living in hotels
You can start living this structure for yourself by applying what you discover in the Cheat Sheet.
Click the button below to get the Cheat Sheet and start creating this structure for yourself.