When I’m starting new clients out on their fat loss nutrition program. I try to keep it as simple as humanly possible-and still get results.
Changing the way you eat is challenging enough. You can do without added confusion.
Too often people are confused because of all the contradicting information out there.
Don’t eat carbs with fat, don’t eat after 8pm, never eat carbs, eat more/less protein. Whatever.
I tell people to lose weight it quite often comes down to the what.
The What you’re eating.
Because when you’re choosing the right foods. It’s pretty hard to screw up.
And that’s what you should be looking for in a fat loss plan simple, easy, and hard to screw up.
If you’re diet consists the majority of the time of chicken, rice, blueberries, oatmeal, eggs, apples, fish, asparagus, lean red meat, yams, and broccoli. You’re going to get lean pretty fast and even more important- stay lean.
It really does come down to the what you’re eating. Your food choices. Then everything else falls into place.
So let’s look at the top 12 foods you can eat to get real lean real quick.
This list I’m going to give you is like all the other diet do’s and don’ts you get from me. Pick and choose from this what works for you.
If you don’t like one or three of the foods on this list. Ignore them. Don’t miss the point.
Pick the things that work for you and put them into play or eat them more often.
If you could only choose one source of complex, starchy carbohydrates for a fat loss program, this would be it! Oatmeal is the one carbohydrate food you see virtually 100% of all athletes, fitness enthusiasts and fitness models eat. What makes it so great? In short when combined with protein(any source-powder or eggs etc.) makes oatmeal a very slowly released carb-exactly what you’re looking for when getting lean.
Make sure you choose the all-natural oats: either old-fashioned oats or quick oats(such as Quaker) or the quick oats. Stay away from sweetened and or flavored oatmeal packets. You can use agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup as natural sweeteners if you need to take off the edge.
2. Yams (and Sweet Potatoes)-
Right behind oatmeal, and yams (and sweet potatoes) are the next best starchy carbohydrate. Flavorful, low in calories, packed with nutrients and antioxidants like beta-carotine. This is anothe food you’ll see on almost every lean athletes and lifetime fitness enthusiasts shopping list.
Combine a yam with a green veggie, a chicken breast, lean red meat or fish and you’ve got yourself a perfect fat-burning lean muscle making metabolism boosting meal.
3. Chicken breast (and turkey breast)
Chicken and turkey are the number one most popular lean protein sources amongst fitness and fat loss seekers. Remove the skin and get the light meat found in the breasts. The thighs are higher in fat and calories. Obviously you should broil, grill or roast these, don’t fry them.
Just for record, I’m talking the real bird here. not sliced lunch meat you find at deli’s or pre-packaged in the grocery store. These are heavily processed, the exact opposite of what you want in your diet. Like I say “Pick Your Battles” Lunch meats are OK occasionally but because of the high, sodium, preservatives, fillers and binders you don’t want to put that in your body everyday.
4. Green fibrous vegetables (broccoli, green beans, aspaagus, lettuce, etc)
Fibrous carbs should be your number one choice for fat burning carbs. Green vegetables, also known as fibrous carbs, contain hardly any calories(this is a good thing for you). It’s virtually impossible to overeat green vegetables. Eat them a lot and eat more of them later in the day. A diet of green vegetables and lean protein sources(chicken, fish, lean red meats) is one of the fastest methods of getting very lean very fast.
5. Egg Whites-
The name of the game in fat-burning, muscle building nutrition is to eat a lean protein with every meal. With zero fat, egg whites are as lean as lean proteins get. Egg whites are right up there with chicken breasts for top fat burning proteins.
(In my former bodybuilding life I would eat 72 egg whites a day. 6 dozen eggs a day. I did this for years. I find it amazing any of my friends could stand to be in the same room with me.)
Stay with me on this because I don’t want you to get confused on this next point. Eggs are a super-high quality protein. The problem with the whole egg is the high fat and calories content. Good thing is 100% of the fat is in the yolk, while the protein is split evenly between the yolk and the white. So do limit the number of yolks. I suggest one yolk for every 6 eggs. You’ll still get the yellow color to your eggs and the taste doesn’t change at all.
There are hundreds of ways to make eggs you’re only limited by your imagination: Omelets, frittatas, scrambled, over easy. A lot of my clients find hardboiled works for them and they’re easy to travel with.
6. Fresh Fruit-
Whole fruits are a fantastic, healthy food suitable for nearly any fat loss program. Although some guru’s claim “fruit is fattening” , this is misleading. First never go with a program that completely cuts out and entire food group. How long can you last? And second although fruits are simple carbohydrates(sugars) they are simple natural carbohydarates.
Fruits like apples, peaches, grapefruits or oranges are only 60-80 calories apiece(or less), are a great addition to any long term fat loss plan. There really are no “bad” fruits. Most travel well and are easy to eat on the run when time is limited.
If you’re still not convinced remember Weight Watchers deemed fruits(along with vegetables) to be “0-point” foods. They are so low in calories and high in nutrition you don’t count them into your daily total. That’s a great seal of approval. (Look if you’re telling me you stopped eating fruit because of they contain “sugar” while you’re chugging a diet coke you’ve missed the entire point)
So like I said earlier it’s the WHAT you’re eating that seems to count the most.
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Almost all lean for life people eat whole, unprocessed, natural foods. Pretty much as much as they want.
Portion control doesn’t seem to be a problem with this plan. Hungry? Eat 2 apples before you reach for anything else.
Never fails to work for some reason
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