The Most Important Aspects of Nutrition That Help to Get You Lean for Life
1. Get enough quality protein in the daily diet - not only does it have a higher thermic effect than carbs and
fat (so you burn more calories digesting it), but it also creates satiety so your hunger is satisfied longer. Plus
it's a building block for maintaining and building lean muscle... And remember that the amount of
lean muscle you carry is one of the main factors for controlling your metabolism.
2. Think fiber! When it comes to carbs, make sure that almost all of your carbohydrate intake is from
higher fiber sources like vegetables, fruits, and high fiber unrefined grains. Try to avoid
refined sugars and refined grains as that is one of the main reasons so many people struggle with body fat.
I personally don't eat many grains as I prefer to get most of my carbs from veggies and fruits, but I'll admit I
am a bit of a fan of sprouted grains. I generally recommend looking for carbohydrate sources that have at least 2-3
grams of fiber per each 10 grams of total carbs. Remember that fiber helps fill you up and also slows down the
glycemic response of the foods you eat, all beneficial for getting super lean.
3. Don't be afraid to eat fat! Many people try to go way too low on their fat intake and this can negatively
affect hormone levels in your body as well as causing more cravings. Try to eat enough healthy
Good sources are all nuts and seeds, nut butters, avocados, olive oil, organic meats and eggs, coconuts and
virgin coconut oil. On that note, saturated fats from tropical oils are VERY misunderstood, even by many
nutritionists and other health professionals. Yes they are composed highly of saturated fats, but are actually
beneficial (but that's way beyond the scope of this article).
4. Avoid the two worst things in our food supply at ALL COSTS:
*artificial trans fats from margarines, shortening, and hydrogenated oils that are in most
*high fructose corn syrup, which is in almost all sweetened products on the market
Again, if you avoid processed foods, it becomes easy to avoid these two worst offenders in our
I always contend that once you get a handle on these 4 main points of your diet detailed above, the rest starts
to take care of itself as you gain control over your appetite, blood sugar levels, hormone levels, etc. It all
falls into place, and you eventually gain total control over how lean you want to get.
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