Can You Still Eat the Foods You Like?

When dieting or starting out a personal training program, you might think that you need to give up your favorite foods while you chase your fitness goals. That's not true!

You can still eat the foods that you like when you start a program. Now I don't recommend that you fill out the number of calories that you need in a day with cookies, cake and ice cream but that does not mean that you can no longer have these foods.

Food is a very cultural thing. By no means do I assume that everyone eats the same vegetables that I do but, everyone does need to consume vegetables in some shape or form. Maybe you hate broccoli or brussels sprouts but happen to like peas. That's more than fine.

These are broad terms when I recommend that you eat:

  • Healthy Fats
  • Lean Protein dense foods
  • Vegetables
  • Healthy Carbohydrate sources

You might ask me for some recommendations on different sources that I eat. You might pick a couple recipes, get really good at making them and then move on to try another. Food should not be boring and some added variety will make it easier for you to stick to any plan.

The tricky part about eating cake, cookies and candy is not the foods themselves-it's the cravings that come along with them when you're trying to control your impulses. When you're trying to lose weight, it's not so much a good thing to feel like reaching for that 3rd, 4th, 5th,...etc.Oreo. If having that food is not a weakness for you then occasionally you can indulge within reason, preferably after some hard training. Some people can really just stop at the recommended serving size of two Oreo's-I've only heard of those people in stories.

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