Regardless of if your fitness goal is to lose weight or put on muscle or improve your endurance for a race, a meal plan is an important part of achieving that goal. Sometimes nutrition gets knocked to the sidelines when we are in the midst of training for our goals, but what you eat can play a huge impact on reaching your goal.
Part of the problem with nutrition goals is that it can be difficult to stay on track with a meal plan you’ve chosen. Some meal plans can be very limiting in what they allow you to eat, and it can be discouraging to not feel like you can eat what you want, and then you don’t last very long on the plan.
When you work with our nutritionists, they work hard to create a meal plan that you will actually follow. Working within guiding nutrition principles, they can design a meal plan with your likes and dislikes and allow for enough variety that you should be able to have more success in sticking with the plan. When you meet with the nutritionist, you should be upfront and honest about the foods that you likely won’t eat if they want to include them in your plan. Tell them if you have any preferences or weaknesses (like soda or ice cream) and see if they can figure out a way to fit them into your plan with moderation.
We believe everyone should be able to enjoy food and not feel like they are depriving themselves when they are on a meal plan. The key to success is enjoying what you eat. We also believe in giving your taste buds a chance to acclimate to a new eating style. Many of our eating preferences are developed by what has been available to us through the years. If you’ve never really been a “salad eater” before, you might need to give yourself a new opportunity and a variety of salads to try and see if anything is appealing to you. Coming into your meal plan with an openness to try new things will greatly increase your success and satisfaction. Eating is an important part of our daily living and health. Let us help you find the right meal plan for you!