Turbo Fire Reviews: Nutrition Guide
This Turbo Fire Review is going to address the most difficult part of any exercise program, NUTRITION. The old saying, "Your abs are made in the kitchen", always comes to mind when I think about losing weight, and getting in shape. It’s also a HOT topic of questions that I receive. To me, nutrition, is the hardest part of losing weight, because its so important, but yet so hard to do. Many of us can commit to working out daily, but the temptation of FOOD, is always a constant struggle. But without proper nutrition, and the proper amount of daily calories, you simply won’t reach your weight loss goals. Quick, to the point, no holds barred. If you don’t commit to the nutrition part of this program, you will not get the results you want. Chalene Johnson has put together a nutrition guide with a lot of valuable information, make this nutrition guide your nutrition bible. Everything you need to know about nutrition is in here. With this Turbo Fire Review, I’m going to briefly touch on the topics of the guide, but the recipes are the most valuable part of this guide, which of course, comes with the Turbo Fire Workout.
I also want to mention, and Chalene also mentions it in the guide, the Shakeology clense/diet is great. There are two versions. One version comes inside the nutrition guide. The other version can be found in my review called, Shakeology 3 Day Fast or Cleanse. I also commented on this article as I went through the fast myself. My total weight loss during the Shakeology diet was 8 lbs over 3 days. This is a great way to lose weight and cleanse your body before starting Turbo Fire. I highly recommend it.
The nutrition program for Turbo Fire is really simple. You determine your proper level of calories (the guide walks you through this process), and then you simply select 3 meals and 2 snacks from the nutrition guide. The recipes are broken down for you, so you don’t have to guess, calculate or try to figure up your calories per meal. You have your daily total, then you just follow the plan. Simple is good, simple is what we can ALL do. Don’t think of this as a DIET, this is learning and educating yourself to eat healthy. I personally don’t believe in fad diets, just learn how to change your eating habits for a lifestyle change. You won’t regret it!
Let’s move into the next part of our Turbo Fire Review, Nutrition 411: You are going to lose weight by a concept called the calorie deficit.
Simply put, there are 3,500 calories in one pound. To lose about 1 lb a week, you want to cut or remove 3,500 calories over 7 days. So a realistic goal would be to create a deficit of about 500 calories per day with exercise and diet, if you do that every week, you lose a pound per week. The Turbo Fire nutrition guide, helps you figure these numbers. This process works because it’s not crazy, its not extreme, and you won’t ultimately crash from doing it. We have all seen people go on an extreme fad type diet, lose a bunch of weight, then watch them gain it all back. We are going to do the opposite, we are going to lose weight gradually and safely, learn to make healthy changes in our eating, and change our life over a lifetime. Sounds good right? You can do it!
To maximize your weight loss, track your progress! Keep a food journal, write it down, use a website called myfitnesspal.com. But at the end of the day, you should know ONE thing. You should know exactly how many calories you had that day. If we have to write down that handful of chips, or that soda, that half a cookie you snuck out of the break room, we are less likely eat that type of junk food. But then if you eat some junk food, and you track it, at the end of the day, you can see how that had an impact on your daily calories. Let’s be honest here. If you don’t create a deficit in your calories, if you go over your daily calories, you won’t get results. I know that seems harsh, but that’s the truth. Now, I am the first to admit that it’s HARD sometimes. We all struggle with food. If you mess up, don’t get yourself down about it, get right back on track! I mess up too, you will too, just get right back after it asap! What good would it be to write a Turbo Fire Review, if I didn’t give you an honest review?
So here are some things to help you. Start buying lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, and stop buying junk food. If it’s not in the house, you can’t eat it. Make small changes to start, don’t get overwhelmed with a completely new diet plan. Buy smaller containers to put food in, less food in the container less room for caloris. Bring your own snacks, don’t get caught without something healthy to eat. Shakeology comes in packets, you can easily take it on the road, to work or wherever. We have plenty of healthy alternatives in the store here. Performance bars, protein powder, meal replacement shakes etc. Last thing, most importantly, track your calories!
When should you eat? To get the most from the Turbo Fire Workout, you want to eat 5 smaller meals per day. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner plus 2 snacks. This keeps your metabolism burning full speed ahead. Don’t worry that eating 5 times a day will cause you to gain weight. You will be eating quality food that’s good for you. Your snacks won’t be a bag of chips or a candy bar! Essentially you will want your first meal to be within the first hour of waking up in the morning. Then you will continue eating every 2-3 hours. Your last meal should be about 3 hours before bed. Two big things to remember. DON’T SKIP Breakfast, or other meals and don’t go to bed with a bunch of food in your belly. Breakfast will get your metabolism started in the morning, and going to bed with an empty stomach will keep you burning extra fat throughout the night. If you eat before bed, your body will only burn what you recently ate, instead of that unwanted body fat! Try to eat 3 hours prior to a workout. Reduce your calories if you must eat 2 hours before a workout, and even more if it’s an hour before. Under 200 calories. You can also take a look at Michi’s Ladder for health food choices. Read this article on Michi’s Ladder to get the details. Chalene recommends it, and so do I.
Chalene also explains some other important items in the nutrition guide, that I’m not going to get into here. One is how to read and understand food labels. Chalene explains good carbs and bad carbs, and the importance of various macro nutrients such as protein, carbs, and fat. She also explains how to break a weight loss plateau (where you start losing weight, and then all of a sudden stop). This is common, and she explains what to do and when to do it. She also covers in fairly good detail on what to drink. Water, of course, is key. But she also explains other beverages as well.
As we continue in this Turbo Fire Review, let’s talk about what to do when you get hungry! Hopefully eating 5 times a day will keep your hunger at bay. But a good rule of thumb is, eat when your hungry (healthy food choices), and stop eating when you’re not. Drink lots of water. About 75% of people don’t get enough water. Not drinking enough water slows your metabolism down, and you burn fewer calories. Yikes! Make sure you get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation causes cravings, plus your tired and will be tempted to skip workouts. You need to catch 7-8 hours of good quality sleep per night. aSome other tips: Drink water 30 minutes prior to meals. Thirst is sometimes disguised as hunger pains. Drink water, not soda, coffee, or juice. You don’t have to clean your plate, stop eating when you begin to feel full, not when you’re stuffed! Skip dessert. If 20 minutes after your meal, you’re still hungry, eat fresh fruit or sorbet. Always have a side of veggies. Good clean source of nutrients, and veggies burn away quickly! Eat slowly. You will digest your food better and you won’t feel up so quick. Also take a look at our healthy recipes for other ideas on healthy food choices.
|Use your plate! You can do that first by getting a smaller plate and reducing your portion sizes. Next, you can use the following strategy.
1. Fill half your plate with veggies, such as: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, or salad.
Let’s not forget the recipes! The Turbo Fire Nutrition Guide and Meal Plan also comes with approximately 50 pages of recipes. As Chalene states in the book, the hard work is already done. The nutrition guide is based on 1,500 calories, so you will simply add to your snacks or take away from your snacks as needed to meet your specific caloric needs. Other than that, you just pick out a recipe for each meal and snacks, track your calories, do Turbo Fire every day, and Viola! you are well on your way to that healthier new you!
Now here is my call to action! If you are reading this Turbo Fire Review and made it this far, take one more step. Order Turbo Fire today! Make this your day, your commitment to yourself, to get fit! And if you have already purchased the program, we hope that you will continue to follow along with our reviews as you go through the program. Remember to stay in touch with us, email me with questions, and we’d love to hear your feedback, comments, suggestions, and even better… your success. Click here to subscribe to our email updates. Last thing, Share this article with others. Get them excited about your health and fitness goals. Get your friends and family involved, it’s easier to stay committed to a program if you have friends and family along for the ride. Talk to you soon! Thanks for reading!