What you will find with most base line meal plans for women is that they start you off at roughly 1,200 calories per day. Now this is a fair base line to work off of, but everybody is a little different and women come in all shapes and sizes.
It is pretty rare that you would or should go lower than 1,200 calories, especially if you are doing a good level of intense exercise (as we do at Boot Camp). It is however, quite possible that you may need more calories in your day, especially on workout days.
If your goal is weight loss and you are approaching it through increased exercise and improved nutrition then I want to make this point clear! YOU SHOULD NOT BE HUNGRY on any meal plan that you use.
Your ultimate goal is to find the "sweet spot" where you are getting great results, where you are adding or preserving lean muscle and you feeling strong and energized throughout the day! If you are feeling hungry then I need to you take a few additional steps. Here are a few options you can do to supplement your intake and Fuel your Body for Success.... 1. Add more vegetables. There really is no limit to how many veggies you can eat on this plan. Raw, steamed, Dry Roasted....All Good! Make this one of your go to snacks. 2. Supplement an extra Protein Shake into your day (should add an additional 150-200 calories). 3. Increase your portion sizes for breakfast and/or lunch
4. Add an additional snack (CLICK HERE FOR EASY SNACK IDEAS) Everybody is different and your body will "tell" you what it needs. Of course part of the trick is to understand what your body is telling you. Best practice is to not over complicate it. Add about 200 calories if you are feeling hungry, stick with low carbs, high protein and everything else will fall into place. If you want to sit down and review, I am more than happy to grab some time with you. We even offer customized meal plans to help support you on your fitness journey with the best possible outcomes.