To create healthy eating plans, the first thing that you should do is to calculate the amount of calories that your body can burn during the day.
This is very important because if you consume more calories than you burn during the day, the surplus will be converted into body fat.
This daily calorie intake should be calculated using a formula that takes into account your lean body mass, if you want it to be really accurate.
There are other ways to calculate this number, but they are not as accurate, and when it comes to heaving a lean, healthy body, every calorie will count in the long run.
Once you have your daily calories calculated, your next step should be to decide which nutrient ratio you will use to create your meals.
The nutrient ratios are simply the amount of calories that come from carbohydrates, protein and dietary fat.
The best place for most people to start with is the 50-30-20 nutrient ratio. This means that 50% of your calories will come from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 20% from dietary fat.
Of course it is impossible to get these percentages exactly right for every meal, so a ballpark figure will always produce excellent results.
And if in reality your meal has a nutrient ratio of 55-25-20 it is satisfactory.
These nutrient ratios are very important for people who have problems with losing unwanted body fat.
The reason is very simple: when someone with an endomorph dominant body type consumes too many simple or processed/refined carbs, especially by themselves, their organism reacts and sends the glucose into the fat cells to be stored as body fat.
By consuming natural complex carbohydrates together with lean proteins and a small portion of good dietary fat, will produce amazing results and will help you create a lean, healthy body.
And the last step should be to split up your daily calorie intake into four equal average sized meals and to consume them every four hours after waking up.
This is the meal frequency strategy that is used in moderation, taking into account that most people have a very hard time eating very small meals during the day.
Eating your breakfast as soon as possible after waking up, and never skipping any of your meals during the day, is also a very important part ofhealthy eating plans.
This is important so that with time your metabolism does not slow down and so that you do not start to store the calorie surplus as body fat.
In my nutrition section you will find details about all of these elements of proper nutrition, and once you start to use them you will see some impressive results in the way you look and in your energy levels.
There are many other factors that must be considered with healthy eating plans, but these three approaches are what will produce most of your results.
Once you get these three elements right, it will be easier to adjust your diet to take you to the next level of health and leanness.