There are many different opinions when it comes to various nutritional approaches. Obviously, not every one of these can be correct. Some of them are even complete myths that go around the media and creep into the mind of people. So lets look at a few of them and see what's what.
To lose weight/fat mass you have to starve yourself
Definitely not. Being in an energy deficit can increase hunger sensations so there is no need to starve. Hunger is caused by many hormones and other factors which can all be managed using a well-designed dieting approach. Constant hunger is one of the best tell-tale signs of a poorly constructed diet and there is no way you will be able to follow a diet that leaves you hungry for a longer period. If you have been made to starve, please confront your coach or find a new one.
With Fitlap meal plan you don't need to starve. Actually, some people say that they eat more than before.
In order to lose or gain fat/muscle mass you have to consume certain foods and shun others
Again this is not true. Whatever your goals are, no food source should be prohibited (except for medical reasons). However, we can talk about whether or not it's useful to consume this or that food. Some foods are better at satiating hunger, while others provide better nutrients for our goals. So, for example, it's not particularly wise to consume a lot of high-calorie ice cream when you're dieting – it just takes up too much of your daily energy allowance.
With Fitlap meal plan you don't need to say "no" to your favorite meals. We have made them healthy.
Breakfast is mandatory, not allowed to eat in the evenings and must be punctual with meals
There is no reason to make things so strict black and white. Different people have different life styles, different goals and different methods available to reach those goals. When it comes to meal timing specifics, it's best to take it on a case by case basis. Look around a find a coach who can help you make the best choices.
I hope some of these scarier myths about dieting have now been addressed and everyone looking to get into shape is feeling more relaxed. Getting into a good shape should be a positive, energizing experience after-all.
With Fitlap meal plan you need to eat 4 times a day. When exactly do you eat is up to you.