A 3min Read
Is +5/-5 grams really the gold standard for tracking?
Many people and companies believe in the +5/-5 approach to tracking and it certainly works but at PLT Nutrition we don’t believe it is needed or of any benefit.
The approach asks you to be within +5/-5g of your daily macro targets.
Whether you track your daily fish oil, whether you track 3 or 7oz of broccoli, salad leaves, salsa, marinades etc isn’t going to impact your fat loss or general health goals. No one ever became overweight eating these things.
Yes they are part of your overall calorie intake; yes, you most likely underestimate the number of calories you eat, but whether you track these items isn’t of consequence.
It’s the other parts of your life that are the impactful areas, the parts that should be tracked and controlled.
Fat loss comes from reducing your calorie intake and possibly increasing your calories burned, that’s not likely going to come from reducing broccoli and if that’s your approach it’s the wrong approach.
Your tracking isn’t designed to be an expression of your complete calorie intake or your metabolism. It’s designed to identify the areas of your diet that can be improved and apply control to. If you do this, you can achieve your goals and track in a much more relaxed and fluid manner.
There’s nothing wrong with +/-5 if you enjoy that approach - PLT Nutrition just believes it’s unnecessary...
And this why we are THE “Really Flexible Dieting” company 💛
A 2 min Read
So You Think You Want A Meal Plan?
At PLT Nutrition we are regularly asked ‘Can I get a meal plan?’ & the answer I’m afraid is always ‘No’
Meal plans are all or nothing, they tell you to ‘eat this’ or ‘eat that’. If you can follow one, they work, but if you can’t follow it, they don’t work.
There's only Plan A, no B
Here’s why at PLT Nutrition we believe you don’t need a meal plan.
OK, so I don't want a meal plan, now what?
What should I eat to meet my PLT Nutrition plan guidelines?
Quite simply, you should eat the foods you do today, just in different portion sizes.
At PLT Nutrition we believe your diet should remain as close to its current style as possible, then over time you build new habits and substitute some foods to improve your overall health.
A 4 minute read
As we approach the holiday season many of you are probably thinking about a lot of eating related things, such as how will you get to January 1 having not gained 5-10lbs, and how will you survive the endless holiday events while sticking to the plan that you are following.
Statistics show that the number one reason for weight gain over the course of the year is holiday and vacation eating. If you feel have experienced this in the past, why not make this the year you change?!
The PLT ABC’s are the building blocks of our nutrition plan and can be applied to specific situations giving you a guideline to help you stay focused and working hard despite special occasions like holidays!
Tips & Tricks:
Above all else, smile, have fun, love your family, cherish your friends but remember your goals. We wish you a healthy and happy holiday season and we wish you an epic scale reading on 1/1/20!