Here’s the plan!
For anyone who just wants to be lean and fit, but does not have the goal of competing or being a professional athlete. Athletes and fitness pros plan their meals carefully, measure or weigh everything. If you have a busy life you may not have time for that, and while being in great shape is important to you, but not how you make your living, then here is what to do.
Follow this simple guide:
Protein: Eat as much protein as you want. Try to eat it first. Have lots Chicken, fish, Turkey, eggs, and red meat. Limit red meat to once a week.
Veggies and salad: eat as much as you want, no limit
Carbohydrates: Have as much as you want (within reason) of sweet potatoes, potatoes, rice, quinoa, limit pasta to once a week, preferably your cheat night.
Fruit: as much as you want, at least try to have 1 or 2 pieces a day
Avoid junk, like bacon, deli meats, processed foods, cookies, chips, candy etc. Avoid sugary drinks and alcohol during the week.
If you tend to gain weigh easy or don’t metabolize starchy carbs well, eat all your carbs early in the day, and just have protein, salad and veggies for your diner. You may not need to be on a low carb diet, but cutting them out at night can make a huge difference. It takes a few days to get used to it, but works very well.
Have a planned cheat meal once a week. Friday or Saturday night have your burger or pizza and a bottle wine. Your cheat meal is whatever you want! But don’t turn one cheat meal into a cheat week.
Drink lots of plain water, stay hydrated! No skipping meals, have 3 meals a day, and have a piece a fruit and yogurt in-between. Also have a protein shake once or twice a day with some fish oil or small amount of nuts. After a few weeks of maintenance dieting, you can do 2-3 days of the “Loose Weight Fast ” plan and kick it up a notch! Your metabolism will thank you for it!