Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode I’m sharing 5 new rules to live lean eating.
During my Live Lean journey, I’ve followed many rules when it comes to healthy eating.
Most of the rules I still follow today, but others I’ve ditched for more sustainable practices that anyone can do.
So today I want to share 5 new rules of Live Lean Eating:
#1. Keep It Simple With Food
One Ingredient Foods. Foods that come from the earth, not from a food laboratory. Now here’s the new spin on this rule that I just became aware of.
Although there are 1000s of different varieties of one ingredient foods to choose from, I now like to keep it simple, as I’ve found my body looks and functions optimally when I simplify it down to a core group of 20 Live Lean super foods.
Not only does this make it easier to shop and keep the fridge stocked, but I can always mix and match the foods (and occasionally swap out comparable foods) to make delicious and easy recipes using just the core 20 foods.
2. Quality and Quantity is King, Timing Is a Peasant.
This is one of the rules I’ve changed over the years. I used to be a freak over ensuring I ate 6 meals a day, every 3 hours, to ensure my metabolism was on fire, and protect my hard earned gains.
Now I’m not saying this is wrong, but I am saying meal frequency is a less important topic than you think, especially if you’re NOT training to be the next monster sized bodybuilder. Living Lean is a sustainable lifestyle so you need to make it fit for you.
If that’s eating 3 bigger meals a day, do it. If that’s eating 6 meals, do that. Experiment and find what works best for your specific goals and lifestyle. At the end of the day, for the average person, it’s more important to be closer to your calorie and macronutrient goals.
3. Track Your Macros When…
If you want to lose 20 lbs in 2 months, it’s time to dial it in, meaning you should calculate and track your calorie and macronutrient requirements.
Doing this was a game changer for me early on in my Live Lean journey.
Now that’s not to say you need to weigh your food for the rest of your life.
In other words, after a few months of training, you’ll be able to look at a plate of food and roughly guess if it fits your nutritional needs. Now, if you don’t have a specific goal or date in mind, and you’re okay with your transformation taking more time, then you can get away with not tracking macros, IF you stick to rule #1. By focusing on eating whole foods, nature tends to take care of itself as your body will be more satiated and energized, thus reducing cravings and overeating. But if you feel frustrated by your lack of results, then it may be time to “dial it in” and get more serious about measuring your portions.
4. Have A Few Simple Go-To Recipes
Trust me guys, it’s much easier to stick to healthy eating when you have access to quick, delicious, and easy to make recipes, as well as having a few simple, go-to recipes that don’t require you to be a world class chef, or have to scour the earth to find unique ingredients.
5. Stop Stressing About it. Strive For Progress Not Perfection.
One of the big lessons you’ll learn about Living Lean is that it’s not about perfection. When you let go of the desire to be perfect, you let go of the stress related to food. Food is your friend and will become your best ally in reaching your fitness goals when you follow these rules. You’ll also embrace social outings rather than becoming an anti-social, miserable hermit, thus allowing your journey to be much more enjoyable.
So let go of the pressure to be perfect and just focus on small daily progressions. These consistent small wins will add up to big time, long-term success.
There you go Live Lean Nation…
If you want to Live Lean FOREVER, focus on following these simple and sustainable Live Lean diet rules.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.