I posted this article on another of my blogs: Losing Weight While Gaining Muscle CLICK HERE In it I state that it is almost impossible for an average person with an average metabolism to lose weight while gaining muscle without a fair amount of chemical and psychological support.
Sadly, losing weight while gaining muscle is asking your body to two do completely different things at the exact same time. In general, to gain muscle, you need to train your muscles with a bodybuilding protocol. You will do a moderate volume of training at heavy weights. You will go to failure. Your muscle cells will grow and multiply. With more and bigger muscles you will weigh more. This is simple math with simple proven medical science. Your metabolism will adjust so that you can rest more while muscle growth occurs. Sometimes you will have to eat more. — Seven Summits Body Blog
I then proceeded to suggest The 100 Calorie Diet Plan CLICK HERE, a simple system of portion control based on simple sound medical and scientific principles. I’ve made the limited math involved simple enough that a 5th Grader could follow the diet plan. In a recent message board post about the article there were a few interesting comments I’d like to share, in slightly modified form, to protect the innocents.
Comments about The 100 Calorie Diet Plan
meticulous tracking and manipulating .. protein/carb/fat ratios and timing of your intake so that every [bite] is accounted for .. fits the plan
[guided by] my trainer and have found it very stressful with little result
works best with those who can radically change their diet
Those are a few of my favorite comments that I thought it would be important to share. The reason is, that none of these have anything to do with my diet plan book. It’s sad that these various preconceived notions are being applied generically to my book. It’s also sad that these are actually quite common excuses that people use for not achieving their goals.
In the book I make no mention of proteins, carbs, fats or other macronutrients. I state quite clearly that just about anything you do for a few weeks is almost irrelevant in the big scheme of things.
It’s clearly stated in the Diet Plan that you can eat your food whenever you want and whenever it’s convenient for you. You eat however feels good. I wanted it to be simple.
I make no recommendations for a trainer in my book. My own opinion is that most trainers do not have an open mind when it comes to eating. Whatever the writers of their certificate training program put in there is good for them. They might believe in some ratio of macronutrients. They might believe in some timing requirements. For the most part a lot of the common knowledge is based on bodybuilding and has nothing to do with almost anyone who should be reading this book. I can see how it would be stressful, and hope that the failings of your trainer aren’t preventing you from achieving the body of your dreams.
In the book I actually recommend that you just eat whatever you want. The only caveat is that you break it up into small portions. This is the same technique used by restaurants that offer a “healthy meal” option. You get a small chunk of meat, a reasonable size portion of rice and veggies and maybe a small dry salad. Could you eat that on The 100 Calorie Diet Plan? Of course! It’s easy. So I think that claims about radically altering your diet are based on some other agenda.
It’s great though for me to get a chance to see how other people feel about the Diet Plan without even reading it. I get some great ideas for how to better position my book and appeal to the concerns of those who might be willing to make small incremental changes in their lives. To those who desire one of the easiest ways to transform their dreams into action. To those who are willing to accept how simple and basic it truly can be.
Buy the book. Try it out for 6 to 12 weeks. It’s at a great price now everywhere it’s sold in ebook format and well worth it if you learn only one thing that you can apply to your own life.