Those who know me know that I’m lean all year round, without spending countless hours in the gym, or following endless diets.
Quite the contrary actually, I’m sitting most of the time (gotta take care of the business), and I train 3 to 4 times a week. Sometimes I walk, and that’s it. I don’t do any “cardio”, except walking, and I hate running.
When I’m gaining muscle, I may end up fatter, but I remain relatively lean.So, what is my secret? In this article I’ll give you my 5 tips, which allow me to stay lean all year round.
1: No Snacking
If there’s one thing I really dislike it’s snacking. Snacking drives me to eat more, and depending on how much food there is, snacking may turn to pigging out.
I rarely snack, which means, almost never. Most of my days are comprised of one to two meals.
2: Keeping Myself Busy
No need to overcomplicate things: we often eat out of boredom. Sometimes, we prefer to munch instead of being productive. In order to prevent this from happening: keep yourself busy. Get out, breath some fresh air, be creative… rather than sitting, watching the telly all day long…and munching. Keeping yourself busy is the best way to prevent snacking. If you are struggling, you can try our challenge: 1 Month to Be Fit! It will help you to lose this habit in no time.
3: High-Fiber Meals
Because all my meals are fiber-rich, I’m satiated for hours after I’ve eaten. I don’t feel the particular need to snack or eat later in the day. Quite the contrary, sometimes the day passes, and I have to remind myself that it’s time to eat.
4: Intensive Trainings
When I’m training, I give 100%, everything I have. I’m not procrastinating on my phone or socializing with people. At the end of each session, I’m burned out, ready to take a hot shower and enjoy my next meal.
5: Rarely Taking Elevators
I use stairs as much as I can, and I don’t wait for the elevator to come. Not only am I more active, but this also saves me time. Plus it’s a nice way to work out my legs.
Bonus: Portion Control
In fact, this is the single most important point! I’m able to mentally manage the amount of food I consume, thus helping me to base my intakes on my objectives (lose weight, gaining muscle, etc…) 🙂
5 easy ways to stay lean that you can start applying now!
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