IF SOMEONE OFFERS YOU A MEAL PLAN… RUN.
The first time I ever got LEAN LEAN was off of a meal plan. Granted I learned a lot. Protein is king, veggies are paramount and carbs on workout days are necessary for fat loss. Meal frequency should always depend on the individual, don’t automatically place yourself in a 6-7 meals a day box. In my opinion rigid meal plans can mess with your head. Setting certain foods “off limits” just makes you want them more.
Anyone who tells you otherwise, has never actually gotten lean. Download an app like mynetdiary and get tracking, I guarantee you will see some noticeable changes in your first few weeks.
GETTING LEAN IS WAY EASIER WHEN YOU HAVE A DECENT AMOUNT OF MUSCLE MASS.
Muscle is pretty much your best friend when it comes to getting lean. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn at rest. Your 3 hard strength training days can literally “carry you” through the week. The food you eat gets used to build the physique most of you are after. Once you get yourself in a calorie deficit the magic starts to happen. The hard earned muscle makes an appearance after you lose some of that fat you’ve been holding onto from not counting your calories.
DON’T ELIMINATE ENTIRE FOOD GROUPS FROM THE GET GO.
My first run at getting lean I didn’t even eat meat. No chicken, no pork, no steak …just fish. Oh and I didn’t eat dairy or wheat either. This set me up for some hard times… let me tell you. Getting lean is WAY easier when you actually eat the foods you ENJOY. Mind-blowing huh? It’s actually the truest of any of the statements I have made here today. Here is one of my favorite desserts I have enjoyed pretty much daily throughout my last cut.
Greek Yogurt- 1 cup
Sun Warrior Protein Powder- 1 scoop
Very Berry Blend -1 cup
Top with cinnamon
PRIORITIZE SLEEP, WATER, NUTRITION, DAILY WALKS + THRICE WEEKLY STRENGTH TRAINING.
Make these your priorities. Don’t pull out all the stops too early in the game. Exercise affects hunger energy and cravings… exercise more and you’ll no doubt be hungrier… that battle is hard enough as it is. Dial in your nutrition along with the priorities listed above to 90% and you’re golden.
IF YOU FOLLOW THESE 5 SIMPLE TIPS YOU CAN ATTAIN THE LEAN BODY YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IN A MORE SUSTAINABLE MANNER!