In my 23+ years as a personal trainer, I have had clients come to me with all sorts of health, fitness & appearance goals.
Which isn’t surprising. If you Google weight loss or fat loss or diet, you come up with something like 170 bazillion hits.
And while I am careful to take the time and effort to create individualized weight loss programs for my clients that take advantage of the latest scientific research as well as my experience with hundreds of real-world clients…one of the most important factors of these weight loss programs is that my clients are able to integrate them into their real lives without much difficulty.
Because the best diet in the world is useless if clients don’t follow it.
So today, I present you with 5 very simple, very do-able steps towards creating your own healthy, fat melting meal plan.
Fruit for breakfast. Every day. Yum.
In addition to the great taste, fruit is loaded with cancer fighting fibre, vitamins and minerals and high levels of antioxidant phytochemicals…as the chart below indicates…
|Food||Serving size||Antioxidant capacity per serving size|
|Cinnamon, ground||100 grams||267,536|
|Aronia black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)||100 grams||16062|
|Small Red Bean||½ cup dried beans||13727|
|Wild blueberry||1 cup||13427|
|Red kidney bean||½ cup dried beans||13259|
|Pinto bean||½ cup||11864|
|Blueberry||1 cup (cultivated berries)||9019|
|Cranberry||1 cup (whole berries)||8983|
|Artichoke hearts||1 cup, cooked||7904|
|Blackberry||1 cup (cultivated berries)||7701|
|Red Delicious apple||1 apple||5900|
|Granny Smith apple||1 apple||5381|
|Sweet cherry||1 cup||4873|
|Black plum||1 plum||4844|
|Russet potato||1, cooked||4649|
|Black bean||½ cup dried beans||4181|
|Gala apple||1 apple||3903|