If you are already pretty healthy and exercise regularly, counting calories and tracking… Every. Little. Thing. You. Eat. Shouldn’t be your way of life.
Tracking your calorie consumption and following a strict diet regime has its place if you are just starting your weight loss journey, but it isn’t for everyone. Well, lucky for you, Alton Brown has a unique – yet simple – strategy for eating smart.
Alton Brown builds his meals based on the number of times a week he allows himself to eat certain foods. What special about his technique is that he only completely cuts out certain – particularly unhealthy – foods, while still allowing a few indulgent foods just one time a week.
The ‘No-No’ foods should be off-limits no matter what, but building out a smart eating plan that you can actually follow and doesn’t require an advanced mathematics degree, could make meal time a lot more enjoyable and healthy.
Below is an eat-to-follow chart of Alton Brown’s 4-List Plan, but you can alter it to fit your diet needs. And as always, eat in moderation and exercise regularly… enjoy!