Joining a diet program is not enough to rid you of the burden of extra fat. In order to lose weight, you must plan your meals in such a way that your body receives the maximum amount of nutrition with the least amount of calories. In this article I will offer you four tips to help you Calorie Shifting Meal Planning.
Overeating is not allowed: The calorie shifting diet doesn’t restrict your food intake to the bare minimum, but that doesn’t mean that you would keep eating and eating without a pause. While you are allowed to eat as much as is needed to satiate your hunger, you must NOT eat beyond that.
Often people continue eating even when they are not hungry; they do so because even though their hunger has been satiated, their taste buds haven’t. Remember that overeating would make you over. So make sure you don’t eat beyond what is enough for you.
Group and plan your meals carefully: Meal planning for the calorie shifting diet is not as easy as with other diet programs. With the calorie shifting diet, you would need to eat four meals per day. Each of these meals should contain foods from different food groups. For example, each of your meals must have foods that are rich in protein (e.g., lean chicken meat), vitamin, minerals, fats (e.g., dairy, fishes), and carbohydrates (e.g., natural fruits and vegetables). Besides, you should plan your meals in a way that each meal consists of both low-calorie and high-calorie foods.
This food grouping pattern would have to be modified from meal to meal. For example, if in the first meal you had dairy foods for fat, you should have red meat in the next, oily fishes in the third, pasta in the fourth, and so on.
Oh, don’t be surprised at the mention of “pasta” or “dairy foods”. Under the calorie shifting diet, virtually all kinds of foods are allowed, as long as you plan your meals properly and don’t go beyond the daily calorie intake limit.
Space out your meals: Don’t jumble one meal upon another; if you do so then your body would be showered with too many calories at once and it would then deposit the extra calories as fat. You should space out your meals in such a way that there is a gap of at least 2-3 hours between each meal. Besides keeping your under control, this would also help in proper digestion of the foods.
Allow yourself to cheat: Your diet lasts only for eleven days, after which you are allowed to cheat for the next three days. On those three days you can eat your favorite foods. Again, DO NOT overeat or you would become over.
You can see here that calorie shifting meal planning is very important but not hard once you think ahead.