More people are trying to lose weight every single day. Really, who doesn’t want to get healthier and have a good body composition that they are happy with? The problem is where do you start? What diet do you need to follow? What workout plan should you follow?
The focus of this spotlight series is going to be to help our members shed a light on a new diet or exercise option that maybe they haven’t considered or tried yet that may be a viable option for them.
Today’s focus is the NSNG or “No Sugar, No Grain” Diet. It’s fairly simple to figure out, but not as easy to practice.
The NSNG Diet’s entire focus is cut out all forms of processed grains and sugars from your diet in order to look and feel better in everyday life. This means no Ice cream, No pasta, No bread, not even rice. This puts an emphasis on whole, fulfilling food and especially healthy fats. If you like bacon, steak, and beef jerky, this diet may be for you.
In a way, NSNG is very similar to a ketogenic diet, which requires the body to get fewer than 35 g of total carbs and fewer than 25 grams of net carbs per day to remain in Ketosis: a state in which your body is primarily burning fat as a fuel source.
The other great part of NSNG is there is no tracking involved beyond exactly what it says in the diet description. Is it a processed sugar or grain? If it is, you can’t have it, if it isn’t, eat away. It’s simple, which is a big benefit to NSNG and something that can make your diet stick into becoming a lifestyle. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re satisfied. Any additional tracking is optional.
So onto examples of meals and foods that an NSNG dieter would typically eat. To illustrate this, I will show a typical day with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
2 whole eggs, Scrambled (180 Cal)
2 Slices of Center Cut Bacon (88 Cal)
1 Cup of Coffee (0 Cal)
Grilled Chicken Salad (500 Cal)
2 Cups Romaine Lettuce
6 oz Grilled Chicken Strips
5 Cherry Tomatoes
2 Tbsp Cruched Walnuts
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
6 Oz. Skirt Steak (292 cal)
1 Baked Sweet Potato with salt and butter (180 Cal)
1 cup Roasted Broccoli (190 Cal)
1 Oz. Cashews (157 Cal)
Total Calories: 1,587
For an entire day of eating, with no skipped meals, no sugar, no grains, and no apologies, That’s really not bad at all.
Overview of NSNG
Healthy whole food diet
Still get to eat foods you love
No more pasta, Ice cream, or sugar
Sweets become more tempting
Portability becomes an issue as sandwiches and pizza are off the table
This is an excellent diet to begin to follow that is sustainable
Food is healthy without being extremely restrictive
More bang for your buck with fulfilling, healthy fats that will keep you full longer
In conclusion, NSNG is a great place to start for someone who has tried dieting before, but finds it hard to be held accountable by points systems or apps. It is a great way to begin a fat-based ketogenic diet without much thought, and it is an incredibly sustainable diet by all standards.
If you are interested in learning more about NSNG, feel free to use https://learn.vinnietortorich.com/courses/intro-to-nsng to take a free introduction course to the diet that will go into more detail about what the diet is and what it could do for you.
Disclaimer: Any diets or exercise plans discussed in these blog posts should be considered carefully. Please consult a medical professional before beginning a new diet or exercise regiment in order to dictate that your health is at a level that can handle a new lifestyle change.