“Tina, just tell me what to eat!”
If I had a dime for every DM, blog comment, or email reply I received saying, “Just tell me what to eat,” I’d be a gazillionaire! And I totally understand.
Eating the ‘right’ foods in the ‘right’ amounts at the ‘right’ time of the day can be overwhelming and confusing – like we don’t already have enough going on juggling kids, work, household responsibilities… the list goes on and on!
I understand it’s tempting to just want to be told what to eat. One less thing to think about, right? Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple.
First of all, every person has different macro and caloric needs, so an across-the-board meal plan won’t always work. Second, we’re unique individuals with different likes and dislikes, food sensitivities, food access, etc., and that must always be taken into account. And, perhaps most importantly, it’s boring to eat the same foods day in and day out and that repeated pattern leads to binge eating that can seriously impact your progress.