Easy Meal Planning: The Rule of Thirds to Build your Body

Hi, I’m Lee Labrada, and welcome to Lee’s Lunchbox, my one minute diet tips.
Today, I’m gonna show you how to quickly figure out what to eat and how much if you’re trying to build lean muscle.

Remember this…
It always comes down to protein plus fuel. Protein provides the amino acids, which are the building blocks for muscle. Carbohydrates and fats provide the fuel for energy.

Let’s look at creating a basic meal. Imagine your plate divided into thirds.
Cover 1/3 of your plate with a protein such as chicken, fish, or lean meat. Cover the second third with your carbohydrates, such as yams, oatmeal, or rice and beans. The last third will hold vegetables, salad, or fruit. It’s that simple.

If you don’t have time to eat a sit-down meal, make a snack… simply grab a ready-to-drink protein shake such as a lean body, and have an apple or another piece of fruit with it.

About the Author: Lee Labrada

One of the world’s best-known bodybuilding legends, Lee Labrada holds 22 professional bodybuilding titles, including the IFBB Mr. Universe. Lee is an inductee of the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. He has appeared on the covers of more than 100 bodybuilding and fitness magazines and has been featured on CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and ESPN as a fitness and nutrition expert. Lee is the best-selling author of The Lean Body Promise and co-founder of Lean Body Coaching, a results-driven one-on-one nutritional counseling program. For more information, visit www.leanbodycoaching.com

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and is not meant as medical advice, nor is it to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Please consult your physician before starting or changing your diet or exercise program. Any use of this information is at the sole discretion and responsibility of the user.