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Should you copy someone's diet plan? Let me ask a few questions first..

Updated: Feb 27, 2022

Should you copy someone's diet plan?


Let me ask a few questions first..


- Do you and your mother use the same footwear?

- Do you and your partner wear the same T-shirt?


Suppose Rakesh and Mitesh find a random fat-loss plan given by an online "fitness influencer. "


- BREAKFAST            

4 egg whites

2 whole eggs

2 pc bread

1 cup milk

15 almonds


- LUNCH

1 cup brown rice

200 gm chicken breast

100 gm curd


- DINNER

150 gm cooked fish

1 seasonal fruit

1 cup milk


Should they follow this diet?


NO, but why?


Let's discuss this below:


1. Diet History


Rakesh has never eaten more than 2 eggs in a day (low-protein intake) and after he started following this plan, there will be an abrupt increase in the daily protein intake.


Mitesh on the other side was already eating a protein-rich diet and might not find any difficulty with this amount of protein.


Don't you think it would be difficult for Rakesh to adhere to this plan, given the abdominal distress caused by a sudden increase in protein intake?


2.  Macro distribution is missing


1 gm of fat - 9 calories


1 gm of protein - 4 calories


1 gm of carb - 4 calories


This diet plan didn't provide any calculations in terms of calories and macro distribution of full-day eating which is very important when it comes to achieving your goals.


3. Lack of customization


What if "Mitesh" doesn't like fish and Rakesh doesn't like eggs daily and what if "Mitesh" likes eating 4-5 small meals in a day instead of 3?


Don't you think if they do not enjoy the food...the chances to follow this diet plan for the long term would be very less.


4. Inaccuracy in calculations


Rakesh uses the “a bowl” but Mitesh uses a small cup to calculate “1 cup brown rice”, while one might be measuring raw rice and the other, cooked rice.


Who is right, who is wrong?


5. Daily NEAT


Rakesh has a field job that involves lots of moving around. Mitesh is an IT professional who sits 9 hours in front of a computer.