When you strip away all the noise successful weight loss is achieved by putting your body into negative energy balance. Building muscle, strength and fitness on the other hand benefits from an intense workout stimulus and a positive energy balance.
On one side we want to lose weight and/or stay lean, on the other side we want to build strength and fitness. One demands eating less, the other eating more.
Enter the Big Plate/Small Plate strategy, a reiteration of Dr Fred Hatfield's Zig Zag Diet.
On days when you workout, eat from a big plate. On days when you don’t workout eat from a small plate. It’s simple, effective and doesn’t necessarily require a change in habitual food choices, timings or frequencies.
So which plate are you eating from today?