Multi-tasking is a joke. If you want something done right you put all your effort into that one thing to make it perfect. You don’t half-ass it while you’re doing other things at the same time. This applies to eating as well. When it comes time to eat, eat.
And eat BIG!
There are hordes of brainwashed people who believe you’ve got to eat 6-8 small meals a day to “stoke your metabolism”. There are hordes of people who have believe the propaganda that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you miss breakfast your day will be ruined. What a bunch of baloney!
Eating 6-8 small meals a day is a nightmare! You’re completely ruled by the clock, you’ve got to eat every 2-3 hours or you’re feeling irritable and angry. You’re never full, tiny meals don’t satiate you like big meals do. It’s a never ending cycle, I don’t know how anyone can get anything done eating so much! Imagine the time saved if you ate only one or two meals a day and completely stopped worrying about getting your next meal in. Leave this type of grazing to the cows.
Eat like a Lion.
A Lion eats once every day to every few days and a Lion eats huge. This type of eating plan is called Intermittent Fasting. On IF (Intermittent Fasting) you have a set eating window where you get in your meals and you fast the rest of the day. Typically you have an 8 hour eating window and a 16 hour fasting window.
I like to eat just one or two giant meals per day and get it over with. I skip breakfast. Breakfast is completely overrated and is not the most important meal of the day. In fact, breakfast slows down your mental acuity. When you skip breakfast you are a lot sharper. It takes a lot of energy to digest food, energy that could be used for more useful things during the day. So forget breakfast, eat later in the day and use your energy to get your business going.
You are what you eat.
If you eat nothing but processed garbage you’re going to look and feel like garbage. Eat nothing but real food 6 days out of the week. By “real food” I mean food that will eventually spoil. Stick to the outer section of the grocery store for your food. A Lion eats pounds and pounds of meat. My two meals of the day I eat Steak and Eggs, what Vince Gironda called the strong man’s diet.
Eating this way takes care of any hunger pangs. I’m almost never hungry. All the protein and fat from the Steak and Eggs keeps you full for far longer than any carbohydrate based meal, eliminating any need to snack or graze.
Steak and Eggs keep your energy steady throughout the day as well, you’re not dealing with sugar crashes because you aren’t eating sugars. On the plus side Steak and Eggs will make you very lean and muscular (as long as you’re lifting).
My eating window is from 1-9, so I get my two meals in during that time frame. Always eat the biggest meal post-workout, the real most important meal of the day.
Pick one day out of the week to have as a cheat day. On this day eat anything and everything you want. Live was meant to be lived after all. If you’re eating right on the other days this cheat won’t make you fat but will actually help to lean you out. Plus you will probably be so disgusted at what you ate you’ll be really happy to start eating good again the next day.
For all you muscle-heads scared of losing all your gains – stop worrying! You’re not going to lose all your hard-earned muscle just because you don’t eat for a few hours. Serge Nubret ate only one meal a day – 4-5 pounds of meat topped off with rice and beans. Does it look like his muscles wasted away?
Eat like the majestic Lion.
Not like fat cows.
Simplify your lives, gentlemen. It makes things so much easier.