Want a one-line solution to get lean and be lean for life? Then, here it is:
“The cleaner you eat, the meaner your workout, the leaner you get”
So, start by saying no to refined foods, preservatives, flour, salts, sugars (except fruits) and red meat.
Preservatives? Yep. If something takes you two minutes to pronounce and you know it’s not from any tree in any of the planets that you know of, then it’s probably a “preservative”.
So, say goodbye to anything that comes in a Can, Carton, Bottle or any kind of sealed packaging (unless it’s the thing itself). And breakaway from every fast food option out there (even the “healthy ones”). All of the above use chemically enhanced or refined ingredients in their foods, which is basically what fluffs us up.
But, if you want a surefire way to lose ALL of the extra paddings that you have invested in over the years, stick with what our Amazing Creator prepares for us every single morning, in his special supernatural laboratory. It’s the real deal with no impurities or “enhancements”.
Yep. I am talking about FRESH Fruits, Vegetables, Greens, Nuts, Seeds, Eggs, Milk, Clean spices (with ALL NATURAL ingredients) and healthy oils such as Olive Oil, Sesame Oil etc. Basically, if it comes from a tree and you know it’s not it’s a poisonous mushroom or something that gobbles you up when you poke it on the nose, then you’re pretty much okay.
Also, feel free to play around with these foods, whichever way you like and in whatever quantity you like (at least at the beginning), but keep it “cleeeeean”.
Also, drink a glass of water every hour and do a 30 minute Power Walk or something a little more intense and fun like P90X3.But start out with a simple 10-minute walk and build up the intensity and duration as you go. Otherwise, you’ll most likely hear a few cranking noises, followed up with a couple of snapping sounds and then finish up a grunt and a groan. Not very pretty.
Now, if you’re wondering where the most important food group’s gone,
I don’t recommend Meat, simply because it’s said to be the leading cause of Cancer and a contributor to many life-threatening illnesses (including excessive ticklishness). Also, the fact that we have the Biological design of a herbivore is probably hinting toward the fact that Meat was never meant to be included in our meal plan, to begin with. If you don’t believe me, try jumping the next sheep that comes to your front lawn, completely barehanded and tell me how that goes.
So, is that really all it takes? Is this it? Yep. Weight loss is that easy.
By the way, this is the furthest thing from a magic bullet. So be patient.
I eat clean for 6 days a week and on Sundays I go completely bananas. That way I don’t feel deprived. And yes, I workout every single day even during the Holidays. That’s mainly because exercise (Intense Cardio in particular) is the closest thing to a magic pill there is. It flushes out any stress from the body, enhances the mood for the whole day, enhances the flavor of the food you eat, boosts your immune system, boosts your energy, boosts your appetite, boosts your sex drive, makes your body work without any alarm bells and sirens going off and even helps you to sleep like a baby at night.
And, if you stick to the plan, you’ll look in the mirror in 6 months time and be in for the shock of your life (no, you will not have grown fangs or anything like that, but you will have lost a huge chunk of what you had been struggling to get rid of for years).