Unfortunately, for most people, healthy eating ends up feeling completely frustrating, boring, complicated, and restrictive.
Because of all this confusion and frustration, most people don't ever get traction with their healthy eating habits.
If eating to lose weight is that hard, why even get started?
Complication creates incredible resistance to getting started. Maybe you've experienced this personally. I certainly have.
But what if we could get rid of all the complication, and distill this whole “eating for weight loss” game into 3 easy steps.
Would that be something you'd be interested in? I hope so.
Keep reading, because you've about to discover the 3 rules of how to make dieting easier.
How to Make Dieting Easier: Forget Calorie Counting & Complication.
If there's ONE CORE principle I stress in all my videos & articles it's this: good nutrition is about consistent behaviors.
Don't get caught up in the silly details of calorie counting, “top-secret” fat burning foods, or BS supplements.
Focus On Building “Perfect Plates”
Focus on getting healthy foods INTO your mouth on a more consistent basis. If you do that, you win.
Now, to help you do that, I want to introduce you to a concept I created called “Perfect Plates.”
What is a perfect plate you ask? Fantastic question.
Simply: it's a plate that incorporates the healthy foods you already enjoy eating in the proper portions – with the end goal of providing your body with the nutrition to support your weight loss and health goals.
Here's why this “Perfect Plate” concept will help you understand how to make dieting easier…
When you control what goes on your plate at each individual meal (instead of focusing an entire complex diet), you're effectively managing your entire meal plan – without the unnecessary complication.
It's a bit like winning a football game: Stop focusing on touchdowns. Start focusing on running better plays.
The touchdowns (pounds lost) are simply “by-product” of well-executed plays (meals). Make sense? Good!
Now, building perfect plates is a bit of a science. Here are the 3 rules you must follow:
Rule #1: Always start with veggies you enjoy.
50% of your plate should always be filled with high quality (ideally green) vegetables.
Great choices are: mixed salad greens, steamed broccoli, chopped kale, snap peas, grilled asparagus, baby spinach, steamed carrots, and spaghetti squash.
Here's why veggies matter so much: vegetables provide a couple different kinds of special dietary fiber that 1) optimizes your digestion and 2) keeps you full longer.
And that's not even mentioning all the beneficial vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients that veggies provide.
Essentially, without veggies as the base, the rest of the “Perfect Plate” crumbles. It’s equivalent to building a house on sand. There’s simply no strong foundation.
“But, Anthony I CAN'T STAND eating veggies!”
Most guys I've met love extremely well prepared grilled asparagus or sautéed peppers are delicious.
If you truly haven't found a few veggies you like, keep experimenting with different forms of cooking for your veggies (steaming, sautéing, baking, fermenting, etc).
How you prepare your veggies makes a huge difference in the taste. Also, don't forget good ol' fashion RAW veggies. Those rock too.
Rule #2: The next 1/4 of your plate is “Lean Protein”
Once we have our veggies in place, we shift our focus to the second step of how to make dieting easier: adding in one main protein source for our meal.
The final quarter of your plate is reserved for lean protein sources such as organic chicken, wild-caught salmon, tilapia, trout, whole eggs, grass-fed beef, and organic turkey.
Or, if you are vegetarian, soaked beans, fermented tofu (tempeh), or even hemp-based protein powders.
Here's why lean protein matters: Protein keeps you extremely full (which is key for weight loss). If you're feeling hungry all the time, try increasing your protein intake.
Additionally, protein actually boosts your metabolic rate – especially if you're overweight, which is quite beneficial for weight loss (1).
I recommend roughly 5-7oz protein per plate.
Rule #3: Top your Perfect Plate off with “Slow Carbs.”
We've talked about veggies & protein. Now, we're onto the last step of how to make dieting easier.
The final quarter of your plate should be filled with slow-digesting carbohydrates… or as I call them “Slow Carbs.”
For example, your body metabolizes the carbohydrates in berries (a slow-carb) at a much different rate than the carbohydrates in rice, bread, and grains (fast-carbs).
Most times of the day, slow-carbs are optimal. There are a few exceptions when you actually want to eat fast carbs.
I don't have the space to cover all of that right now.
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Why adding in Slow-Carbs matters: slow-carbs are digested gradually by the body—causing a slow, controlled rise in blood sugar. Stable blood sugar = more fat burning + energy.
SUMMARY: A Full Day Of Sample Perfect Plates
Ok, let's drive this “Perfect Plate” information into practical town to really hammer home how to make dieting easier.
I'm going to give you a few different meal examples that qualify as “Perfect Plates.”
I'll be using healthy foods that I personally enjoy. These are meals that I'm always making for myself during the week.
4 whole eggs sunny side up
Organic Berries on the side
The “Perfect Plate” Lunch
Big Ol' Man Salad (2)
Green salad mix
1 tbsp oil & vinegar
Quinoa on the side
Grilled Chicken Breast*
Are you ready to finally lose the weight that's been plaguing you for years?
I'm talking about finally destroying your belly fat that's making you tired, sick, and heavy – the simple & sustainable way.
Without restrictive diets or overhauling your life in the process.
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Small note about research cited in this article:
*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results/outcomes. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply well-researched information. Thanks for reading!