Real, Effective Nutrition Focuses on only Five Things:

1. Balance 

You’re getting the right amount of the right things and limiting the things that can have a negative effect on your health. 

2. Calorie Control 

This isn’t about just reducing calories; it’s about making sure you have the right amount of calories throughout the day to keep your system working effectively. 

3. Moderation 

You don’t take in an excess amount of those things that can have a negative impact on your health.

4. Variety 

Ensure proper nutrition but also eliminate the monotony of a diet. Variety is the spice of life! 

5. Adequacy 

Make sure you’re getting all of the essential nutrients you need to maintain health and replace what is lost on a daily or weekly basis. 

The meal guide you will have in your hands will follow these five guidelines — and it’s a rock-solid foundation. Even if you stray now and then, by using this guide, you will be learning to eat better, and creating the changes you need to develop and maintain the healthy lifestyle you want over the long haul. You will continue to see dietary trends and advice on late-night TV, on blogs and maybe from well-meaning friends. Forget all that and just keeping coming back to these basics. 

Even the best plan will fail if it’s not executed properly. You will improve your results if you remember that your custom meal guide has been designed to be:  

1. A road map, not a rulebook. 

Give your best 80% every day, and even pick a cheat day (probably a weekend day) to take some liberties. With a little flexibility, you’ll find it easier to follow your guide on the other days, and, more often than not, you’ll start doing better on those “cheat” days over time too. 

2. Used throughout a three to four week period, even though it’s a seven-day guide. 

Human nature says we like patterns, so you’ll use the meal guide day- to-day and week-to-week for a while. It’s typical that around week four, two things will happen: 1) you’ll begin to want a something new; and 2) the results you’re creating in your weight/ body composition and activity level will produce new recommended calculations that will require a new meal guide. With 21 categories and 1000’s of meal guide options available – this can be done.