Keep It Simple

Now I am going to be honest here with you.  Just like in the book, I am not going to fluff around being all clever with grams this macro that.

Why not?

Don’t we need everything bang on?  Don’t I need to know how many calories and protein I need a day?

Honestly!

Nope.

After all these years studying, yes studying nutrition, I realised being in shape with food is really easy.

It’s very simple.

Eat clean and train hard you will look like you do.

I say this all the time – but don’t you become what you do?

If you drink beer and eat crap and train sporadic, will you look awesome?

I have seen people transform 100% without fail by having their arse kicked in the gym and just not eating crap.

Let’s base this down – excuse the analogy.  If I want my dog Daisy to be in shape, I will not give her anything but her own food, no treats and run her more.  Boom – in weeks lean muscular dog.

Jim Wendler has it right when he said “train for strength, eat for performance and run hills, you will be in shape”.

If I want to gain size I eat more good food and train heavy and do light drill work.

If I want to lean out I eat lean and train harder and faster and do more drills.

Drills being Prowler – Hills – Weighted Vest Walks.

With no thought other than that I can gain and lose weight.

And so can you.

Simple and basic is best.

I wrote in my book, Old But Strong, that you just have to try eating a certain way and that along with the program you’re doing, will give you THE LOOK.  So if I want to be leaner and more muscular I will train frigging hard and stimulate muscle, and also do some agility work.

I will then eat ‘leaner’ – so more vegetables, fruit, nuts and smaller more often meals.  Eat light to be light and lean.

Want to be bigger – do the opposite!

Make your eating and training fit the goal.  It’s that simple.

With the Conan Program I want to be lean – athletic, and muscular.

So my eating plan fits that.

I don’t count anything and eat just to my appetite.  I also eat what I enjoy, clean natural food.

If I train real hard – say legs – I will eat more because my body will tell me too.

Meal 1

  • Eggs
  • Oats
  • Fruit

Meal 2

  • Nuts
  • Fruit

Meal 3

  • Chicken
  • Vegetables
  • Small Potato
  • Olive Oil

Meal 4

  • Nuts
  • Fruit

Meal 5

  • Turkey
  • Vegetables
  • Olive Oil

Meal 6

  • Nuts
  • Fruit

I love this eating plan and cook this up so many different ways.

Over time I will video my recipes.

Make it simple guys.

Just eat right – you know what to do.

Ian

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