by Kurt Lockhart CISSN, ACSM-CPT
Turkey Templates are a hybrid of three of the most effective nutrition models we’ve witnessed clients use – and stick with – to produce outstanding body composition results. The reason that we are so excited about Turkey Templates is they provide the versatility to approach and adapt to any situation – whether that’s a meal out with clients in Germantown or a meal you can make from scratch during Sunday meal prep.
The following are three of the core principles behind Turkey Templates.
Turkey Templates are:
Progressive – The templates are designed to move through three distinct phases. Often times, individuals short-change their progress by either starting out too extreme or not allowing room for progression. Using exercise as an analogy, most people understand that starting at 110% intensity and not making any modifications to a workout program over time will result in injury, burnout, or plateau. Despite this, we still often approach our nutrition this way.
Versatile – Nutrition programming only works if it can go where you go. Tracking macros when you are locked away at a work conference with access to only hotel catering isn’t likely to be the best approach. Turkey Templates can be both detailed when you want to dial in, and flexible when the best you can do is get close.
Evidence-Based – These aren’t rooted in a mythical detox or losing 12 lbs in 12 days by taking this special vitamin supplement. They are based on the results and principles from relevant scientific research as well as best practices in real-world application of these principles. As a CISSN Sports Nutritionist, I have devoted a career to understanding and implementing the current research around nutrition for performance and body composition.