“Copy diet plan” is now what almost everybody is looking forward to !!!
Maybe a “diet plan of Ronaldo”, “diet plan of _____(favorite actor/actress)” and I don’t know of how many people. And anyone who does this thinks that he/she will probably get the same physique as their “idol” hereby copying this “idol’s” diet plan.
The harsh truth is that you won’t get any significant results by copying someone else’s diet plan!!
To understand this better, I think you should be first acknowledged the factors which determine someone’s diet. And then, maybe you could guess why it’s effective for these “idols” and why it’s NOT for the people copying them.
What makes a diet plan unique to someone?
There are many factors associated with diet planning. From your daily lifestyle to some chronic diseases you may have. And the differences in these factors are huge when it comes to these “idols” and some common person.
- Maintenance calories – I think maintenance calories make the base for making a diet plan. As these are the number of calories by which one can neither lose weight nor gain it. Now, these calories differ for everyone as it takes into consideration, your gender, height, current weight, and your physical activity per week. And these are the things unique only to a particular person.
- Gender – It also plays a major role in the formation of a diet plan. This is because men generally require more “minimum calories” than women in their day-to-day lives. Some more differences are also present like women require more amount of vitamins and minerals per day than men.
- Physical activity – I will explain this point with an example.
Imagine a person with maintenance calories of around 1800 calories and he is copying a bodybuilder’s diet plan whose daily calories intake is 2400 calories (but his maintenance calories are also 1800). Now, this person will think that “Now, I am just going to eat (this and this) food and do nothing other than eating up to 2400 calories to get lean and gain muscle“. However, this person would never ever lose weight if he continues following that diet plan.
Why? Because these 2400 calories are the bodybuilder’s total calorie intake and he might be burning some extra 300-400 calories out of these 2400 also but the person here is not willing to do any physical work. And, it can very well be observed here that now this “person” is in a calorie surplus or weight gain. Now you may be clear on the topic that why physical activity matters a lot in someone’s overall diet plan.
- Age – Age is another big factor in determining a suitable diet plan for an individual. This is because younger and older people require fewer calories daily in comparison to someone who’s in his/her 30s, 40s, or 50s.
- Diseases – Certainly, people wouldn’t like to follow the diet of a diseased person. However, having a certain disease like sugar, some heart disease, or diabetes forces the person suffering to have a certain type of diet. Like, people with heart-related diseases prevent eating oily food and food with lots of sugars.
So, as you may have observed from reading all these factors, simply following your idol’s diet won’t make you look like your idol. Your body will have its own set of unique conditions and factors and thus, you will require a unique diet plan of your own to achieve your ideal body shape.
For creating a diet plan, it’s best to consult a professional. However, if you want to do it yourself. Start with the basics. Go to a maintenance calorie calculator first.
After you’ve known your maintenance calories, you can decide whether to cut (lose weight) or bulk (gain muscle and weight). You must ensure that your daily diet has the appropriate proportions of macronutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fats and fiber, and micronutrients too. Just remember that while on a cut, only cut calories from the carbohydrates section.