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Three Diet Strategies: Which One Fits You?

Embarking on a fitness journey often involves navigating the complex world of nutrition. With so many approaches available, it can be overwhelming to determine the best method for achieving your goals. In this episode of the Enterprise Fitness Podcast, we delve into the three main ways of putting together a diet, emphasizing that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.

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  1. Following Overarching Principles:

    One approach to constructing a diet involves adhering to overarching principles or rules. This method is ideal for those who appreciate a big-picture perspective. Personally, I find success in following principles that I can scale up or down based on the season. Hitting my daily protein goal serves as my compass, and I don’t feel the need to meticulously count calories or track carbohydrates. It’s all about finding a sustainable approach that resonates with your lifestyle.

  2. Following a Meal Plan or Using a Food System:

    Another strategy involves following a structured meal plan or utilizing a food system. For some, like our dedicated trainers Amy, Tyrone, and Al, their spirit animal is Excel. They thrive on tracking, counting, and calculating every morsel that enters their body. It’s a meticulous process that allows for flexibility and creativity while ensuring precise control over macronutrient intake. This method caters to individuals who enjoy the strategic aspect of fitting food into a well-organized plan.

  3. Tracking and Counting Macros or Calories:

    The meticulous art of tracking and counting macros or calories is a favored approach for those who seek a detailed understanding of their nutritional intake. Individuals like our induction coach, Heming, appreciate being told what to do, when to do it, and how much to eat. This method provides a clear structure, leaving little room for guesswork. It’s about precision and control, making it a perfect fit for those who prefer a more regimented approach to nutrition.

    The key takeaway is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to constructing a diet. Each method has its strengths and potential pitfalls. What matters most is finding a strategy that aligns with your preferences, lifestyle, and goals. In this episode of the Enterprise Fitness Podcast, we’ve delved into the intricacies of these three approaches, emphasizing that success lies in the method that makes sense to you and that you can stick to consistently.

    This presentation, extracted from my recent Internship class, unravels the Enterprise secrets to success. By sharing this in-depth knowledge, I aim to empower our clients and those interested in our methodology to achieve better results. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the 80/20 of putting a nutrition plan into motion that yields tangible body composition results.

    Remember, the journey to optimal health and fitness is unique for everyone—find your path and make it sustainable.

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ABout the author

My name is Mark Ottobre and I’ve been a personal trainer for almost 20 years.

Over that time, I’ve built my own PT studio, Enterprise Fitness using my in-the-trenches knowledge and experience. I’ve authored a book on training and nutrition. I’ve competed in Strongman and bodybuilding and helped 10,000 clients transform their bodies. When I’m not congratulating my team on transforming another client’s life, I’m teaching our methods to trainers and clients alike on my YouTube channel and podcast.

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