If you think having a six-pack requires complicated dietary strategies, you should spend a day dining with Brian Casad. He keeps it simple at every turn, prizing common sense and consistency over novel approaches and extremism. His success speaks for itself. Check out his full nutrition plan below, and then follow it to better health!
Brian Casad Fitness 360
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Food For Thought
Brian's plan starts with ample clean protein: lean ground beef, ground turkey, ground chicken, chicken breast, and fish. He stays away from all processed carbs, opting instead for oats, brown rice, and green vegetables. He eats a lot of vegetables, including spinach, carrots, and broccoli.
His approach to meal timing is as simple as his food selections. "I'm not overly concerned with timing," he says. "I'll eat maybe 4-5 meals per day, nothing too crazy, and I eat them when I'm hungry. I'm not measuring my stuff. I just eat till I'm full, not stuffed."
Brian will indulge in Mexican deliciousness like fajitas and burritos as cheat meals on occasion, unless he's prepping for a photo shoot. When the pressure is on, he never cheats. He'll eat completely clean for 6-7 weeks before events calling for his best physique. His discipline, like the rest of his approach, is rooted in simplicity: You're willing to pay the price or your not. He is.
Finally, don't even mention the word "diet" to this personal trainer, or he'll make you drop and give him 20. Diets have a beginning and an end, whereas for him, this is a lifestyle. "Diets suck," he says. "As long as you're healthy and you lead a healthy lifestyle, that's where you are going to succeed."
Brian's Nutritional Regimen
- Homemade Protein Bars
- Rice Crispies (brown or white, or certified gf) (30g) packed
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Powder
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- White Chocolate PB2
- Dark Chocolate Morsels
- Raw Spinach
2 1/2 cups
- Chicken Breast or Salmon (baked)
- Sweet Potato
- Tri-Colored Peppers
- Coconut Oil
- No Salt Garlic Seasoning