New Eating Plans For Our Next Boot Camp Session / by Stephen Cooper

My own workout "tools".

All of the time I am reviewing resources that relate to fat loss, performance, and better health.  I am fascinated by this stuff so it’s fun for me to search out information both for myself, and for you.

For this upcoming camp I want to offer two “tracks” as it relates to eating and diet.  Please know that when I use the word diet, it just means what you eat.  There is really no positive or negative connotation to it.

As always you are welcome to eat however you are currently eating.  If what you are doing keeps you fit, healthy, and happy, then keep doing that.  If you are frustrated and would like to try one of the options which I will mention, then I’m here to help.

Please know too, that I offer these suggestions as options that I have personally used, and that I have offered my family too.  Know that I’m not just “selling” some gimmick.  These are things that I believe work and will help.

Here are the two “paths”.

The first option is more of an “extreme” option.  With this option you’ll be eating “regular” foods but manipulating your macronutrient ratios...basically you’ll be paying attention to your protein, carb, and fat intake.

A couple of big points in this diet is that you’ll have “cheat days” and  you’ll also have days that you’ll be fasting.

You’ll also be taking some supplements such as amino acids for the fasting days, fish oil, and protein powder.

My take...  I’ve eaten this way many times and like it very much.

The results come very fast with this focused style of eating.

The cheat days are great and the variety of food makes this an easy plan.  For some the down side is adding the supplements.  I’m used to taking supplements so it’s no big deal for me, but I know that some are not used to them.

The second option is a strict Paleo Diet plan.

I’ve purchased the rights to a 6 Week Paleo “Makeover” plan.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Paleo style of eating, you basically eat protein, vegetables, some fruits and nuts, and some healthy fat such as salmon and olive oil.

This option comes with 6 full weeks of daily recipes.  

With this option you’ll be eating whole foods and probably eliminating many of your current foods.  Things like breads, pastas, and sugary foods.

Past clients have had excellent success with this style of eating.

My take... The Paleo plan is my current style of eating.  I adhere to it about 80% of the time.  It’s comes natural for me as I tend to like a higher fat diet, and I don’t really crave carbs so much.

You will probably notice that the first two weeks of this diet will be very tough.  As you eliminate some of your favorites your body is going to fight back with some grumpiness and sometimes headaches.

So now it’s up to you.

You can choose to do nothing.
You can choose the first option with the fasting and cheat days.
or You can choose the Paleo option.

There is no right or wrong.

My only suggestion is that you have a serious look at how you are currently eating.  Is it serving you?  Meaning are you at the weight you desire, and at the energy level you wish?

If not, I encourage you to try one of these options.  Try one for the next camp and see how you feel.

Now, do me a big favor and let me know which option you’d like to do for the upcoming camp.  Once I know I can begin to send you more details.