An excellent meal you actually eat is 100x better than the perfect meal you never eat

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An excellent meal you actually eat is 100x better than the perfect meal you never eat!

Perfection Quest: Many suffer from what I call the “perfection quest”. These are the folks who comment on every cooking I do that I should shop at the farmers market every day to get fresh locally grown produce or grow my own food. Nobody in America holding a 9-5 job has time for this. Many people’s heart is in the right place knowing that unprocessed locally grown food is best but because they dont have time to do it, they dont do anything and just eat highly processed packaged products – its perfection or nothing.  Choose your battles carefully because you can only fight so many in this modern world.  Much better to eat consistently good basic healthy meals using frozen spinach, canned organic tomatoes, and dried legumes than it is to eat one wonderful organic meal from the local farmers market on Monday and then pizza the rest of the week.

An excellent meal you actually eat is 100x better than the perfect meal you never eat! 

Analysis Paralysis – Also, a lot of people in fitness and bodybuilding suffer from analysis paralysis. There is so much conflicting information that its really hard to sort out. People want to know everything before they do anything. Its an admirable goal but not even PhD researchers understand nutrition, otherwise they would not have told us that eggs cause heart disease or that fat makes you fat. Its great that you are on your quest for information to discover perfect nutrition but in the meantime remember:

An excellent meal you actually eat is 100x better than the perfect meal you never eat!

 

The perfect meal does not exist.  The perfect nutritional plan does not exist.  You can find something wrong with every single food and beverage on the planet, including water.  Choose your battles carefully.

After 30 years of bodybuilding, I already knew a lot about nutrition and health but when designing CustomMealPlanner.Com I learned a lot more.  Building a nutritional plan is not simple and its a complicated balancing act.  Its easy to say “eat more fruit” but how can you do it if you are a cutting bodybuilder while still getting enough protein.  Its easy to say that “egg yolks are good for you” but try and make a complete meal plan that gets enough omega 3 fatty acids and important MUFAs from things like olive oil while getting enough protein, vegetables, fiber, and protein.  To help myself and others in designing good meal plans,   CustomMealPlanner.Com rates each meal plan on its ability to build muscle, lose fat, and promote health.  CustomMealPlanner is actually a VERY tough teacher and it grades very strictly.  Getting a “Fair” for health and muscle building is pretty tough.  Most of the free meal plans have ratings of “good” or “excellent” for muscle and health but this is very difficult to achieve.  Getting “excellent” on all three ratings is nearly impossible because, the perfect meal plan does not exist.  CustomMealPlanner is actually a great tool to help you learn the tradeoffs between health, taste, fat loss, and health.

 

TLDR

While you are learning about the “perfect” nutritional plan or seeking perfection, do the free meal plans at CustomMealPlanner in the mean time! 🙂

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