Michi’s Ladder: Are foods better for me than others? What should I eat more of?

“There are some healthy foods in lower tiers, but they’re either calorie dense or nutrient deficient. To lose weight, you want to maximize the nutrients in every calorie you consume.”

via Team Beachbody – Eat Smart: Michi’s Ladder.

We’ve been using this  plan in our house and  for our in-person coaching clients this summer.  Michi is Japenese for road, as in, the way to get somewhere.  If you were to eat entirely from the top two tiers you’d have a minimally processed vegetable, fruit, and lean protein power-fuel diet.  Most people live on the lower tiers with occasional forays into the top tiers.

This is the food plan for both P90X and the Insanity workout program.   Which I hope to be able to post an end-to-end review comparison of by spring (all I can say right now is that Insanity is, indeed, an insanely difficult workout to do at the speed  the models in the video go, and an incredibly challenging program at ANY speed).

You might want to take this to your doctor and have them give you a target for how many meals each  month to eat from which levels.  It’s an excellent overall approach to the What To Eat question.


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