I’ve got to say, Jeff’s been really, really
focused and dialed in for the last year. He’s been training harder than I’ve ever seen. Honestly, I wish I knew what he was doing
it for. Jessie. You want some of this?It’s really good. I should have known. What’s up, guys?Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX. com. Finally, 364 days. I made it. I got my carrot cake. I have my cheat meal. Now today I’m going to show you how my cheat
meal – my one cheat meal a year – is exactlywhat you’re going to need in order to lose,
not 5lbs of fat, but 50lbs of fat. But stick with me. Stick with me because it’s going to be a lot
more doable than you think. You see, that video that I did make about
how to lose 5lbs of fat, you should have learnedquickly that nutrition will dictate the body
fat levels that you have, and carry, yearround. There’s no secret exercise. There’s no amount of reps that you do of that
secret exercise that can overcome a bad diet. But beyond that, when you need to lose more
than that, when you need to lose up to 50lbsof fat, what is it that you need to do?Well, let’s start where you think I would
start. That is, you’ve got to eat 5oz of broccoli
in the morning, you have to eat maybe 10ozof asparagus for lunch, and you have to eat
a little bit of iceberg lettuce for dinner. Guys, forget all that nonsense. That is not what you’re looking for. That is not what you need to hear. I promise you, I’m going to give you exactly
what you need to hear, and you have to believeme that it is the truth that you need to hear. No recommendation of how to eat like a rabbit
– that’s not what you’re going to need tohave in order to be successful because those,
whatever I would tell you to eat, is goingto be drastically different than one of my
athletes I’m training. What they would eat in a day to keep them
ripped and lean all year could make you fat. Their activity levels are different, their
dimensions are different, the levels of muscularityare different. We have to give you a strategy, a real world,
real strategy, a no BS strategy that willwork for you year round. That’s what I talk about here, on this channel. It’s always been about, not just losing weight,
being lean; it’s about keeping it year round. Guys, I could stand up here – just because
I have a shirt on doesn’t mean I can’t showwhat I have 365 days a year. Everybody that uses our programs can do the
same damned thing. They don’t just lose weight. They keep it off. They don’t just gain muscle. They keep it. That’s what I think is a huge difference behind
what we do. That’s what I will always preach to you. So what is that truth?What is the real thing you should be seeking?It’s the fact that my cheat meal doesn’t feel
like a cheat meal because once you determinethat you actually enjoy the way you’re eating,
then there’s no such thing as a cheat meal. Think about it. the cheat meal mentality is derived from the
fact that you’re cheating away from the thingthat you don’t like doing and most of us
are stuck in some eating plan that we don’tlike doing. The foods that we’re eating at the moment
are the things that we’re compromising on,that we’re depriving ourselves of, which makes
the cheating stuff more appealing. So what I’m telling you is: stop doing that
to yourself. Stop making yourself feel like you’re craving
the cheat meals because you hate the shitthat you’re eating on a daily basis. I never do that. I’ve never done that in my entire life. What I’ve identified, and what I want you
to do is identify meals you actually like. Take meals, start at breakfast. Maybe it’s bacon, egg, and cheese. Maybe it’s a bowl of oatmeal with walnuts,
and brown sugar, and whipped cream. Whatever it is that you like – actually
like – and if you don’t know how to reviewthem yourselves for the nutritional content
– in other words, is it a nutritional meal?Is it nutritious?Is it worth a damn?Especially, does it align with your goals
of building muscle and burning fat?If you don’t know how to do that ask a friend,
or ask somebody else that can do it, or lookit up online. You’re going to be able to find the information
about whether that’s a good meal, or not. Once you’ve identified that meal, and it’s
a good one – because there’s always goingto be meals that you enjoy eating, I promise
you that – don’t think that you’re onlymeal option are boiled carrots and steamed
broccoli, and chicken with no flavor. That is so gone. That mentality is so old. That is gone with the Arnold era. You don’t have to do that to even be contest
ready. Some guys would say “Oh, Jeff!You should compete. “Not interested, believe me. But I do carry low enough body fat levels
that I can allow myself to look a certainway, and I don’t deprive myself. Every, single night. Here’s the truth: I eat frozen yogurt every
night. A bowl of frozen yogurt, probably about that
big, with whipped cream on top. I eat carbs like they’re going out of style. I eat pasta, I eat potatoes, I eat big portions
of rice. I don’t really worry about how much I’m
eating. I eat foods that I enjoy and when I do that
– and when you do that – then all of asudden this ‘cheat’ mentality doesn’t exist. So what happens with the carrot cake?Is that my cheat meal?No, guys. It’s what I choose to eat. When you stop looking at it as this dichotomy
between bad stuff and good stuff, or thingsI don’t like, and things I want to have;
then all of sudden it doesn’t become anythingother than “I just choose to have that. “And I choose to have that on my birthday. Now, could I eat it – I could eat it every
week. I promise you I could eat it every week and
still look the same here. I just don’t choose to do that. I actually enjoy the other foods more. And I feel that the other foods align myself
a little bit better with the goals I’m tryingto achieve. You could do the same thing. but the point is this: the sooner you stop
thinking “cheat meals”, the sooner you startthinking “I’m going to choose to have this
because I want to have it”, and the sooneryou identify things that you like, that you
can live on, then this is all going to beso damned easy. I promise you. As a matter of fact, when you do make these
changes you’re going to see these changesstick around for the long term. Not just for this little period of time. Not so I could go make a YouTube video, or
cluster a bunch of YouTube videos togetherwhere I looked lean and then stop making them
for a few months. None of that. I would be able to stand here, for you guys,
as a leading example of how it’s done, andthat you can see that, too. Guess who else is actually doing it?I showed Jessie up here. He’s not doing anything magical. I’m not reserving the tricks for him and keeping
them away from you guys. He’s doing the same damned thing. He’s completely changed the way he eats. It’s become a lifestyle for him. It’s really, really simple. Now I’ll leave you with one last note. If you are the guy who intends to continue
to do what I’m telling you not to do, at leastdo this. I’m going to give you a tip, too. An actionable tip. If you’re going to have this mentality of
the ‘cheat’ stuff, or the good stuff versusthe stuff that’s your diet stuff that you’re
temporarily doing, at least do this: don’tpair two bad ones in a row. Start by doing that. Try to make a good choice, and then your bad
choice. A good choice, and then a bad choice and evaluate
what that does. If you have 50lbs of fat to lose it might
get you down to 35lbs of fat to lose. Just that one change. Now, as you see that happening, you’re getting
encouraged by those results, now say “Well,what if I just string two good meals together,
and then a bad one?And then two, and then a bad one?And then two?”And you drop back down. All of a sudden you’re down 25lbs of fat. Let that be the inspiration for you to start
realizing that the more good choices you make– and I mean good choices that you like
– then the more success is going to be inyour future. And the long term success is going to be in
your future, and that’s what it’s all about. Guys, if you’re looking for a plan that lays
it all out, the same thing – no secrets,nothing different, it’s what I do, and it’s
what all the guy son our program do, and it’show they get success and keep it off – we
lay it all out for you meal by meal, day byday. By the way, I’ll leave you with one other
thing, too. I hear this all the time. “Jeff, intermittent fasting!That’s the way to go!”Maybe it is. Maybe it is for you, but that doesn’t change
any of what I just said. All that’s doing is changing the window in
which you’re eating, but it doesn’t changehow you look at food. Think about how you’re eating in that period. Make the choices based on finding food that
fuels you and that you enjoy, and stop thinkingabout “Oh, I’m going to cheat now. “No. Don’t do that. Don’t do that to yourself. Change your mentality and you’ll change the
way you look, I promise you, year round. The ATHLEANX Factor Meal plan is in our ATHLEANX
programs. You can find the right program for you by
clicking on the link below this video andit will take you to our program selector. Just a couple minutes and we’ll get you the
program that’s most aligned with the goalsthat you’re trying to achieve right now. Likely, if you’re watching this video it’s
probably our Max Shred program. In the meantime, if you’ve found this video
helpful and truthful – I’ll always giveyou the truth guys, you know that, in a helpful,
honest “this is what you need to do” truth– make sure you leave your thumbs up below. Let me know what else you want me to cover
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