guys absLast week over 71 people asked me what I eat to stay lean…so I wanted to give you a few of my daily nutrition rules…

1) Have a big green salad everyday

My “Big Boy” salads consist of spinach, broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, onion, avocado, black beans and salsa, and I have a variation of that everyday – usually before or after I workout.

2) Have an apple per day

Red delicious or Granny Smith, I usually have my daily apple before noon…although often I’ll have a second one after my workout.

3) Drink lots of water and at least 1 cup of Green Tea

I probably drink over 3 liters of cold water per day, as well as at least 1 cup of Green Tea with breakfast.720apples

4) Eat at least 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

This will help fill you up and it’s just plain healthy. You’ll feel amazing when you start eating a whole-foods nutrition plan.

5) Have at least 2 ounces of raw nuts per day.

On a given day, I’ll eat almonds, walnuts, almond butter, and even pecans, sunflower seeds, and peanut butter. Don’t be afraid of nuts, research shows they do NOT make you fat.

Those are just 5 of my nutrition rules…if you want, I’ll write another article later this week with my “Traveling Nutrition” rules,  since I travel so much.

(In fact, I’m off to Miami, San Antonio, Vegas, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, and Vegas again in the next 7 weeks. But I’ll stay lean thanks to my rules.)

Oh, and here are my rules on foods to avoid…

– Do NOT eat trans-fats.
– Do NOT eat added sugar.
– Do NOT drink soda or juice.

Click here for my 9 Nutrition Rules for Traveling
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Nutrition is the most important part of a fat burning program,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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