Put the finishing touches on your physique with these smart eating tips to get ripped.
Justin Grinnell, CSCS, for Muscle & Fitness 1 / 7
1. Ditch all processed carbs
Only opt for whole food sources of carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes, rice, lots of veggies and a piece or two of fruit should make up your carbohydrate choices. This will help with not only fat loss, but it will help you hold less water, and make your body look leaner, dryer, and harder.
Even if you do eat a lot of protein, eat more. I simply add in a couple of whey protein shakes to fend off hunger and make up for the carbs that I will be cutting this week. You also want to make sure you have enough protein while you are low on calories and carbohydrates so that way you can preserve muscle and assist recovery.
Taking 10 grams of BCAAs first thing in the morning will help regulate insulin levels, increase growth hormone, reduce hunger, and give your body a quick burst of aminos that it needs to stay in a more anabolic state.
You may be used to eating every 2-3 hours, but give three meals a day, plus your post-workout shake a try instead. This is an easy way to cut some calories. Just be sure to get enough protein in each day.
Simply push away from the table when you become about 80 percent full. It’s hard, but an essential part of the "Look Good Naked" plan. Once you're done eating, start to drink some water to fend off the hunger.