Sample Diet Plans – Why Sample Diets Should Be Avoided
If you’ve been following my guide to creating The Best Diet Plan from the very beginning, then congrats… you just learned a ton!
Seriously, think about it.
You figured out what your diet’s goal is, calculated your ideal daily calorie, protein, fat and carb intake, found out which foods should (and should not) most often provide those nutrients, learned how to organize and adjust your diet to fit your exact needs and preferences, planned what to eat before and after your workouts, and discovered which supplements (if any) are truly beneficial to you.
So at this point, the best diet plan for YOU is all set up and ready to go. Awesome!
Now, if I had to guess, I’d say that the final thing you’d like to see before putting your new diet into action is a sample diet plan that puts together everything you just finished learning.
However, I’m NOT going to do that. Sorry, but I’m drawing the line at sample diet plans.
Don’t be mad, though. I actually have 2 really good reasons why…
I Hate Writing Sample Diet Plans And I Suck At It
I’m being completely honest here. Few things make me feel like I’m back in school doing a book report on a book I have absolutely no interest in than sitting down and trying to write up a sample diet plan for someone other than myself.
See, I’m personally a very simple, basic and boring eater (always have been), and this makes me terrible at trying to come up with “delicious meal plans” and “tasty recipes” and “sample diet menus” and that kind of stuff.
But even more than that, I really just hate the whole concept of “sample diet plans” in the first place.
Yes, even if I WAS really good at it. I’d still hate it.
Sample Diet Plans Are Pointless And Counterproductive
Like I’ve explained throughout this guide, there’s 2 keys to a successful diet plan:
- Ensuring that your total daily calorie and nutrient (protein, fat, carb) intake is what it needs to be, and that those calories and nutrients come from mostly higher quality sources as opposed to processed useless junk.
- Doing everything else in whatever way makes you most likely to consistently make #1 happen. Set up all the minor details of your diet so that it’s as convenient, enjoyable and sustainable for you as possible.
The thing is, #1 will always vary by person and goal, and I don’t know what #2 is for anyone but me.
I don’t know how many calories or grams of protein, fat and carbs YOU need to eat per day. I don’t know what foods YOU like, or how many meals YOU want, or what YOUR schedule is, or what YOUR preferences are.
So, what good would it do if I put together a sample diet plan consisting of incorrect amounts of calories and nutrients that come from foods you don’t really like, combinations you don’t really enjoy, at times you don’t really want them at, with adjustments that don’t suit your needs or preferences.
It would just be completely pointless.
Like I just said, all you need to do is get your total daily calorie, protein, fat and carb intake right and follow the few other dietary guidelines I’ve explained throughout this guide.
And then, just put it all together so that it’s right for YOU and YOUR preferences.
Since only you know what that is… only you can do it properly.
Any sample diet plans I try to write would get it wrong 99% of the time, and trying to follow a diet that isn’t 100% tailored to you would be as counterproductive as can be.
Hell, this fact is one of the main reasons I wrote this guide in the first place: to show you how to do what’s best for you.
Because unless I worked with you directly, there honestly is no better way to do it.
So, because of all this…
Forget Sample Diet Plans… I Have A Better Idea
Instead of pointless sample diets, I’m going to instead provide you with a final quick and complete recap of everything we just covered.
Sort of like a diet creation cheat sheet.
You can then fill in all of the details and specifics based on you and your own preferences… just like it should always be done.
Sound good? Cool. Let’s do it…
Select Your Goal
Below you will find a step-by-step walk through recapping exactly how to put your best diet plan together based on the 2 most common goals I imagine people having: losing fat or building muscle.
So, just select your goal below and let the final summary begin…
(This article is part of a completely free and amazingly awesome guide to creating the absolute best diet plan possible for your exact goal and preferences. Check out the entire guide here: The Best Diet Plan)