If you train at a high intensity level, then you need a diet that matches that level of intensity. You need a diet that’s full of real, whole foods, lots of fruits and veggies, lots of healthy fats, and lots of protein.
Even though you train at a super high intensity level, you CAN’T out-train a crappy diet.
If you need help with your diet, I have 4 options for you. These programs will help you “clean out” your bad habits and allow you to create a much healthier lifestyle:
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a method of eating that cycles between periods of fasting and over eating. There are lots of ways to follow it. When I was on IF, I would not eat anything until 12 pm. Then after 12 pm until I went to sleep, I would eat all my meals.
To me, this was a much more DOABLE approach then the Warrior Diet, which involves eating only once per day. IF also helped me drop my calories so I could lose weight easily and safely. In addition, it allowed me to clean out my system during the short fasting phase.
One of the main benefits of Intermittent Fasting is Insulin Resistance. Insulin resistance is when your body produces insulin, but does not use it properly. I talk more about Insulin resistance here.
Other benefits of IF include improved immune function and overall health. Now that I think about it, I did feel my stronger and energetic during IF. I always tell my friends that I NEVER get sick (especially when THEY’RE sick!)
A lot of that has to do with my experimentation’s with fasting. If you want to give Intermittent Fasting a try, then I suggest grabbing a copy ofBrad Pilon’s Eat Stop Eat.
I was born a vegetarian. And I’m not here to convert anyone into a vegetarian. I would not like it if someone came up to me and tried to make me eat meat. I just want to get that clear.
Vegetarianism, or short-term vegetarianism, may help you improve your health tremendously. Studies have shown that Vegetarians have a lower case of coronary artery disease, hypertension, obesity, and some forms of cancer.
The three biggest concerns people have about vegetarianism has to do with protein intake, decrease in energy levels, and lack of strength. I clear up all these myths in this recent article here.
Vegetarian diets also tend to be lower in fat. The biggest issue with vegetarianism is a greater reliance on grain products such as rice, bread, and pasta. You don’t need to give up these foods, or even go low carb to burn fat.
What you do need to do is switch out to better options. Use this rule: brown is better than white. So we’re talking about brown rice, whole wheat bread, and whole wheat pasta. I actually like the taste of whole wheat bread than white bread.
For a full vegetarian program, I suggest Easy Veggie Meal Plans.
Intermittent fasting is a pretty simple way of dieting, but for some people not eating breakfast, or fasting for a full day may be too difficult. Even vegetarianism, especially if you weren’t born a vegetarian, can be a difficult lifestyle change.
Best option is to keep things simple. That’s were Craig Ballantyne’s Simple Nutrition guide comes in. Craig’s guide is exactly what it sounds like: simple. Complex programs don’t work. The more rules that you place on your diet, the less likely you have to achieving your goals.
So focus on simple, gradual lifestyle changes to achieve the physique you desire. Craig doesn’t count calories. He just knows what to eat. If you can get to that level – knowing when to eat every day, and at every social situation – you can just eat naturally healthy without worrying about your nutrition.
His Simple Nutrition eBook gives you 15 simple nutrition rules, followed by a 7-Day detox diet. Then he tells you everything you need to know about calories and protein. It’s that simple! Click here to learn more about TT Simple Nutrition.
Fat Burning Kitchen
Speaking of making nutrition simple, lets remember one thing: if you’re surrounded by healthy foods, you’re going to eat healthy. That’s where Mike Geary’s Fat Burning Kitchen comes in. Mike has created a great product which tells you exactly which foods to stock in your kitchen for maximum benefits.
Some of what he says might surprise you! There were a lot of foods I thought were healthy for me, but really weren’t. You come to realize how blatantly the food industry lies to you. This is a great reading book for individuals who are already on par with their nutrition and want to take that one step further to really clean up their diet.
Click here to learn more about Mike Geary’s Fat Burning Kitchen.
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