Nutrition Meal Plans"
By Patrick McGuire, John Barban, and Vince DelMonte
Now this was a very
interesting product to review...it's not a training
program and it's not really a book, per se.
It's basically a collection
of professionally-designed meal plans targeted for
the goal of losing fat.
Now, as the old saying
goes "you can't out-train a bad diet."
The aim of this product is to continue that phrase
with..."so we'll tell you exactly what and
how much to eat so you don't even have to try."
Here's the basic
deal with meal plans as I see it...you either like
using them or you don't.
If you don't like using
them, you're not going to follow them and this product,
as well-put-together as it is, will be of little use to
If you DO like using
meal plans and find you get better results when you've
got a nutritional plan all laid out for you, then THIS
is going to be a useful product for you.
The meal plan product is
broken up into two main parts...the background nutritional
information books and the actual meal plans themsevles
(of which there are MANY).
The nutritional information
is very solid...lots of good advice and information in
here. What I really like about it is how the info is broken
down into simple, easy-to-understand concepts. You don't
have to have a degree to understand what's going on in
this section. You'll get some good nutritional advice
to set you up for the meal plans themselves.
One thing that really stood
out to me in this section is the advice on how to actually
PREPARE the food itself...it goes beyond just laying out
the nuts and bolts of the meal plans...this is about how
to use spices, different cooking methods, what kitchen
tools you need and how to use them, etc. Really valuable
stuff if you're not particularly kitchen-savvy.
The only real complaints
I have about the book is that first, the background graphics
on the pages make it hard it read in some spots. Second,
once you open the book, you'll know why the download sizes
are so large (lots of pictures). The second one isn't
really a problem unless you have a slower Internet connection.
The information itself is
good, but if you ARE looking for something more in-depth
and technical, you're not going to find it in this program
- the aim of it is more towards people who want a basic
understanding of quality nutrition without having to get
Also included is a bodyfat
calculator...a useful little tool where you plug in various
stats and measurements and it gives you an approximate
bodyfat level AND actually recommends a caloric level
for you to use in your meal plan. This was a nice idea
and is a great way to take confusion out of selecting
which meal plan is right for you.
You'll also get tracker
workbook (for keeping track of your meals and progress)
and a food-substition guide (in case there are foods in
the meal plans that you don't like). The substitution
guide is a great idea that I hadn't seen before.
Now to the Meal Plans...
Right off the bat, you'll
notice that the selection of meal plan to choose from
is HUGE. There's no doubt this is the "meat"
of this product. The authors have obviously spent a lot
of time putting these plans together and putting together
a LOT of different plans for various bodyfat goals.
- Fast Fat Loss programs
for men and women
- Beach Body Ripped For
Men & Bikini Slim for Women
- Contest Cuts For Men
& Figure Model Ready For Women
From what I can see, the
food selection is solid and definitely doable in terms
actually putting these meal plans into practice. The food
substitution guide will come in handy as, more than likely,
you will come across foods that you don't like in these
What I also quite liked
about these meal plans was the grocery lists all set out
for you in each plan. And when I say list, I mean LIST,
right down to the amounts of everything you'll need to
get through a week of each section of the meal plan at
And let me tell you, lack
of variety is NOT going to be an issue on these plans
as it can be with a lot of fat-loss plans. You'll get
plenty of selection in terms of food here - honestly,
there is so much potential selection, this could actually
be a DOWNSIDE of these meal plans...you're going to need
plenty of fridge space to store all these foods.
Bottom line, I can tell
from reading through some of these meal plans, it's good
stuff. And they'll definitely help you manage your caloric
intake if fat loss is your primary goal.
As I said right at the beginning
of this review, the usefulness of this product is going
to depend completely on your willingness to follow meal
plans. If you like 'em, definitely look into this product.
It's packed with quality information and a big selection
of rock-solid meal plans. You can't go wrong with it.
Learn more about "Empowered
Nutrition Meal Plans"