Diet really makes up what you will look like, even more than the physical fitness aspect of what training will depict. If you want to look ripped, you have to eat clean. If you want to eat like a mess, you’re going to look like a mess. It’s really that simple. Here is an example of a diet plan when you work out in the morning
Breakfast: Oatmeal, Berries & Egg White Omelete with Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You NEED to get in your nutrients with 10 minutes of waking. That is not a joke.
Mid-Morning Snack: Cup of Fruit You need to eat every 2-3 hours in order to keep your metabolism stimulated.
Lunch: Peppermill Cracked Turkey with Lettuce, Tomato, Roasted Peppers, and Mustard on Rye Bread
Pre Weight Resistance Workout: 2 Hard boiled eggs, Glass of Carrot Juice This is just enough to prevent muscle breakdown and provide energy by providing some key nutrients, but not enough to inhibit the fat burning process.
Post Weight Workout: 25g Whey Protein Smoothie mixed with 2 Bananas, Blueberries, Blackberries, and Strawberries This meal is designed to halt the breakdown of muscle with the vulnerabilities exposed to it from performing an intense workout, while shuttling protein and carbohydrates into the muscles.
Dinner: Grilled Chicken with Melted Alpine Lace Swiss Cheese and Spinach, with Brown Rice and Cabbage
Late-Night Snack: Greek Yogurt with a dash of natural no-sugar-added apple sauce
If your intention is to get ripped and burn fat, you don’t want to have a lot of carbohydrates at night. Your body doesn’t have the ability to burn up those carbs for energy when it is inactive at night and preparing itself for upwards of 8 hours of sleep. However, you don’t want to eat nothing. You need to keep your metabolism revved and the vegetables here provide an alkaline environment to your body. An acidic body is dangerous for your health, where an alkaline body is conducive to losing fat and operating with maximal capacity utilization.