Eating well doesn’t have to be miserable. Lose fat and build muscle simultaneously without giving up the foods you love.
Learn more about the recipes below. Or, if you’re feeling peckish, use the navigation menu to the right to get cooking!
Learn more about the recipes below. Or, if you’re feeling peckish, use the navigation menu at the end of this page to get cooking!
The first thing you’ll notice about is that the recipes are organized by breakfast, lunch, dinner, and then snacks, sides and smoothies.
We’ve done this to make it as easy as possible to eat the right type of food at the right time, throughout the day.
What do I mean?
There are certain nutrients that you want to consume at certain times for optimal fat loss and muscle building.
Below is a brief outline of what’s going on. The science behind this structure is explained further in the next section.
The last thing the body needs at breakfast is carbs.
And yet, when you think of breakfast what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
Bagels, toast, cereal, muffins, pancakes, oatmeal…
Whether you should eat breakfast at all is debatable (breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day), but the one thing we do know is that if you are going to eat anything, it should be high in protein.
That’s why in the breakfast section you’ll mainly find recipes that include eggs and lean meats.
You should eat a ‘Paleo’ style lunch.
This means that for lunch you’ll be eating veggies, a source of protein, and healthy fats.
More often than not, this will take the form of a nice, big salad.
Dinner is the most social meal of the day.
It’s usually when you have the least control over what you’ll be eating (due to a spouse or eating out at restaurants). This is when you want to consume your carbs and occasionally treat yourself to dessert.
The secondary benefit is that consuming carbs in the evening primes your body for recovery from your workouts while you are asleep.
Snacks, Sides & Smoothies:
The only rule here is that you shouldn’t consume these before 12PM.
“Abs are made in the kitchen”
“Changing how your body looks is 80% diet”
I don’t agree with either of those statements, at least not completely.
The right kind of workouts – like those in the Member’s Area – can go a long way to helping you get in great shape (and certainly account for more than 20% of your success). That said, if you want to get into great shape, then there’s no question: a good diet is crucial.
Not only will good nutrition help you get leaner and build more muscle, it will improve your overall health; boosting energy levels, reducing chance of disease and increasing life expectancy.
But what exactly is good nutrition?
Here’s how I define it:
There’s not much that people in the health and fitness industry agree on.
But the one thing that all reputable nutritionists and diet plans will get you to do is:
Stop eating crap.
It’s nothing revolutionary, but it works.
The human body just isn’t meant to eat highly-processed foods filled with chemicals.