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1. “If man made it, don’t eat it.”
– Jack LaLanne
Opt for single ingredient foods over processed, genetically modi?ed foods that wreak havoc upon both your health and results!
2. Don’t eat less crappy food, eat less-crappy food.
This simply means avoid “100 calorie snack packs” and “low-fat yogurt.” These foods tend to be 2 chemical reactions away from being a chunk of plastic. Fuel yourself with real, single ingredient, whole foods. I guarantee that you’ll feel a hell of a lot better. Your results will re?ect this as well.
3. Don’t fear fruit.
I believe fruit is an amazing food full of countless antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for everyday health. It’s also a good way to help control cravings for junk food. There’s a school of thought on fruit that if you’re trying to get really lean or are preparing for a physique show, you should avoid it. While it may stand that its not optimal, I don’t think eating fruit will hinder your progress.
I won’t contest that this can depend on what kinds of fruit you’re eating though. For instance berries have little to no fructose while more exotic fruits (pineapples, papaya, etc) are much higher.
4. Dietary fats will not make you fat.
I promise you that. It’s trans-fats that will. Contrary to the common conception, dietary fats will help support fat loss as opposed to causing you to gain fat. Your intake of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fats should be balanced and be sourced from a variety of unprocessed sources. You can increase your intake through cooking all your meat and veggies in butter, ghee, or coconut oil, having a handful of nuts with breakfast, and olives with dinner.
5. Carbs aren’t evil.
They should however be kept to whole foods such as potatoes, yams or sticky rice. Proper nutrient timing should de?nitely be incorporated as well. Carbs are capable of constructing your castle, or reducing it to a smoldering ruin. When coming up with a meal plan its crucial that your carb intake is oriented around your body type, body fat levels, carb tolerance, activity level, and goals. A very low carb period to reset insulin sensitivity and become fat adapted is recommended to begin with. From there depending on the above factors, a cyclical carb diet can be implemented.
6. Eat as many vegetables as you want.
Please. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants contained in veggies are numerous and endless. White, purple, blue, orange, red, yellow, green. If you can make one serving per day come from each color you’ll be covering all your micronutrient bases. I guarantee you’ll feel awesome from eating all those veggies.
7. Eliminate sugars from your diet.
They aren’t helping you in any way. You can correlate the amount of sugar you intake directly with your body fat levels. You can also relate the amount of sugar you ingest to how terrible you look and feel after.
8. Meat & nuts makes an ideal breakfast.
For numerous reasons. Increased mental clarity, increased energy focus, maintaining stable blood sugar levels, lengthened satiety, promoting fat loss, and setting up your brain’s neurotransmitters all stem from ingesting protein and fat in the morning. Since making the change to a meat & nuts breakfast, I can personally attest to that improved blood sugar levels and satiety. The rate at which I lost fat also increased exponentially.
9. Spend the extra money on grass fed, organic, antibiotic and hormone free meat.
It’s well worth it. You don’t go around ingesting antibiotics and injecting hormones into yourself multiple times a day do you? So why would you eat meat that’s contaminated with these ravagers of your health? It also tastes a hell of a lot better. This change in food sourcing will also re?ect in your results.
10. Stick to using coconut oil or grass-fed butter for cooking.
These fats tolerate high cooking temperatures best by remaining stable, not oxidizing and becoming damaged. Literally all of my food is either cooked or fried in pasture-fed butter.
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