Creating the Perfect Meal Plan To Lose 10 Pounds In A Week
Creating a meal plan to lose weight, lose 10 pounds or just maintain a certain weight, takes more than staying away from processed foods. Although, processed food-free lifestyle is an important factor towards a healthy lifestyle, meal planning needs logic, mathematical skills and a positive mindset. A mindset that is strong enough to withstand temptations and challenges that waits in one's mission to lose weight.
Isabel De Los Rios of the Diet Solutions Program shares five important factors that can guide anyone in creating a perfect meal plan according to one's metabolism type.
Metabolism type depends on a person's eating habits, carvings and the body's biochemistry requirements. A simple questionnaire can identify whether a person has the protein, carbs or mixed type.
Just the Right Mix
Anything in this world, whether we are trying to paint, build a house or plan a meal. The right proportion of the components is very significant. In the case of meal planning, the right ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat depends on the metabolism type.
Isabel recommends the following ratio for the different metabolic types:
Protein type – 45% protein, 35% carbs and 20% fat
Carbs type – 20% protein, 70% carbs and 10% fat
Mixed type – 40% protein, 50% carbs and 10% fat
Of course, the percentage given is only a guide on how to divide a meal according to the nutrient sources. However, it is also important to take into consideration the daily calorie requirement of a person who is dependent on current weight and level of daily physical activity. Figuring out the current daily calorie intake and reducing it by 20% will give you the ideal weight loss required calorie intake. The daily calorie intake should not be limited to as much as 20% because this will take the body to starvation state and will only slow down one's metabolism and make losing weight more tricky.
Uniquely Ideal Food
Isabel shares in the Diet Solutions Program the food choices recommended for a specific metabolism type. But it is also important that the dieter keeps track of this and monitors his or her reaction with whatever he or she is consuming. Each person is a unique individual and so the standard food choices serves only as a guide. The guide can however be revised according to each person's needs, desires and reactions. And at this point, only a trial-and-error process is recommended to be able to create the most ideal food choices for a certain individual.
Drafting the Meal Plan
Just like any other plan, it is best to draft the plan and carefully review it before finalizing it. It must always be according to the metabolism type of the person, the daily required calorie intake and one's favorite food. It's always best to include some favorites to ensure that a person enjoys the lifestyle transformation.
By continuing learning about the craft of creating a meal plan, one can always modify it based on a person's individual goal. If a person's goal is to lose 10 pound a week, then by learning more about one's self and his or her reactions towards different food sources, close monitoring will help a long way in achieving the desired weight.