Q: “Big fan of the blog. Anyway I know you’re a personal trainer, and I was wondering if you could comment and give some advice… about putting together a grocery list of simple lean and cutting foods guys can eat to get cut… Anyway thanx a lot, I really enjoy reading your blog and I love to lift.”
My Answer- Here’s a random list of pointers that come to my mind when it comes to good clean diet:
1) If you want to be lean, then you got to go green. In other words, if you want to lean out with your diet, then your carb sources should primarily be green leafy vegetables.
2) Remove all white carbs and carbs dull in color. This includes sugar (white and brown), pastas (enriched and whole wheat), bread (white and whole wheat), rice (white and brown) and grains of any sort.
3) Eliminate dairy, but keep yogurt. Make sure it is organic, however.
4) Do “U-shopping.” In other words, when you enter a supermarket, most of the foods you should be eating will be along the perimeter of the store: meat, vegetables, fruits. Everything in the aisles are processed foods. It’s better to eat fresh, so practice U-shopping.
Here’s a simple grocery list to follow. As you can see, the diet is primarily meat and vegetables:
Protein: steak, chicken breasts, turkey breast, salmon, whole eggs, ground beef
Veggies: broccoli, spinach, kimchi, zucchini, squash, asparagus, bok choy, green beans salads with olive oil and vinegar dressing
Snacks: fruit (but no bananas), organic yogurt
Drinks: Green tea, black tea, coffee (unsweetened, but creamer is fine) and lots of water