The Perfect Diet For You
Your perfect diet is a long and winding road full of dead ends and diversions.
Sorry to disappoint you but this blog isn’t going to give you the perfect diet protocol to achieve the results you want.
What it is going to do is give you the tools needed to create the diet that fits into your lifestyle that will allow you to be flexible and achieve the results you want.
The word diet is extremely complex and confusing. All the word DIET means is the ‘foods you eat habitually’.
There are many different protocols out there. The paleo diet, the ketogenic diet, slimming world, the carnivore diet & the 5 & 2 diet to name a few.
As much as these diets may seem very different they all have one thing in common, dropping calorie intake. I’m sure many of you know of people that have been on a diet similar to this and achieved some good results.
The reason why is that all these diets will put you in a calorie deficit. This basically means that you are taking in less calories than you are burning.
Each of the protocols mentioned above will control one of the following areas:
Some protocols restrict the amount of TIME you have available in the day to eat (such as fasting, 5 & 2 etc).
Other protocols restrict the type of food you are able to eat throughout the day (such as Atkins, paleo, ketogenic etc).
The remaining protocols will control the size of PORTION you are taking in per meal (such as slimming world, weight watchers etc).
Every single diet that you come across all that becomes popularised on social media or in the press will control either the TIME, TYPE or PORTION size of your food.
Our philosophy is that you should be aware of different approaches with your nutrition and able to adapt on a daily basis depending on your day and lifestyle.
We pride ourselves on giving our members the tools to know what foods to eat and when to eat them. We also believe in a balanced approach to nutrition and training that allows you to go on nights out or eat slices of birthday cake without decreasing the amount of results you achieve or feeling guilty about breaking routine.
Instead of prescribing the latest diet or latest fad we focus on some key areas of nutrition that can make sustainable and long-term changes.
1. How much water do you drink per day?
2. What is your typical breakfast and what time do you eat it?
3. What is your typical lunch and what time do you eat it?
4. What is your typical dinner and what time do you eat it?
5. What snacks would you typically eat through the day?
These questions are in order of priority. We focus on developing key daily habits that allow you to achieve the results you want. Through our experience many people will not drink enough water throughout the day and will therefore feel hungry and take in additional, unneeded calories.
This is why we see this as being the most important habit to focus on throughout the day.
Once you have been able to work on this you can then move on to point number two. Once point number two becomes a habit you can move on to number three and so on. The progression must only be made once each habit has been carried out for a minimum of two weeks.
Bear in mind that this is a long-term fix for a long-term problem this isn’t something that you are meant to do the two weeks and then never do again.
Answering these questions and solving these problems can drastically change the shape of your body without having to drastically change your life. That means that you will not have to sacrifice nights out, birthdays or events while still getting results that you want.
This is why we don’t refer to fixing these problems as a diet, calling it a diet implies that it’s something that you are on and then subsequently will come off. These are habits that you can put into your life for a long period of time and will make you healthier, leaner and stronger.
The M3 Perform Team.