How to Lose Baby Belly Pouch-Why Eating the Right Foods Are Important

How to lose the baby belly pouch comes much easier when one learns

how to eat the right kinds of foods. While exercising, drinking lots of water, and other weight loss methods I am sure you know about are effective, many people lose sight off how important the nutrition aspect is. As a matter of fact, to achieve maximum weight and fat loss, it really is 80% nutrition!


Tom Venuto, author of “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” is one of my favorite people weight loss mentors to learn from because he is the real deal. He gives it to you straight and then leaves it up to you to decide what to do.


I recently receive an email from Tom in which he discussed some of what he calls the “best” foods to help you plan your meals so the weight and fat can come off much easier. I hope you learn a lot from what Tom has to say.



“All over the internet you see lists of the “BEST” foods to eat

and of course the “WORST” foods to eat.  These are helpful

sometimes except for a few big problems:


One, you might not like those foods. Two, you might not be

able to eat those foods (allergy / intolerance). Three, the foods

may be part of someone else’s ideology … which may not

suit your personality any more than it suits your body type.


There is a danger in following someone else’s food list (even an

expert / guru) unless you understand the context in which those

recommendations are given and you customize the list for your

own needs. 


On the other hand, if you know about the 3 classic bodybuilding nutrition

food lists – lean proteins, starchy carbs and fibrous carbs – and you

understand the distinctions between those types of carbs, then

putting together meals and entire daily meal plans is a snap.


This protein list is not a personal prescription for you – but here are

the most popular lean protein sources eaten by bodybuilders and other

physique athletes



egg whites

eggs whole

liquid egg whites (carton)

chicken breast

turkey breast

top round steak (very lean red meat)

leanest cuts of bison/buffalo

lean game meat (elk, venison, etc)

salmon (fish with high omega-3 fat content)

Tilapia and other white fish (lean fish)


lowfat cottage cheese or high protein dairy products

Protein powders /protein shakes (whey, casein, or mixes)


Obviously vegetarians have to use high protein plant sources, but the

principle and objective is the same for everyone: Have a lean protein 

source with every meal. Simple. Part 1 of the 3-part meal DONE!


Next is the fibrous carbs. These include vegetables which are usually

high in fiber and always low in caloric density.  Think greens

and think non starchy veggies





green beans


bell peppers (green or red)


tomatoes (yes i know technically its a fruit)



Lettuce/ leafy salad greens




Carrots (technically a starchy but low cal)


Brussels Sprouts


This of course, is only a partial list, but these are the fibrous carbs that

I see appear on fat burning meal plans of “the lean people” more often

than any others.


Put a lean protein and a fibrous carb together and 1 + 2 = BANG!

There you have a maximum fat burning meal (meaning, its high protein

content is thermogenic and the meal is hard to overeat due to the low

calorie density and the food form). This could actually create automatic fat loss. 


Last but not least: poor, misunderstood starchy carbs.


Yes, you’ll eat more lean protein and more fibrous carbs for maximum

fat loss, but if you want to gain muscle or provide fuel to an athletic

lifestyle, its very misguided to demonize and or exclude all the starchy carbs.


These carbs make up an important part of the year-round diet of

the leanest most muscular physique athletes.  The key is to pick the right

ones, and then manipulate the starchy carbs based on goals and body type.


That’s why I call starchy carbs the X factor. X is a variable.  Lean protein

and fibrous carbs are a constant. The amount of X (starchy carbs) can

vary a LOT from person to person. 


Eat more of them for muscle gain and fueling endurance work, and yes

even eat them for fat loss, but less of them and use nutrient timing (load

them after your workouts – before and after if you’ve got calories to spare)



old fashioned rolled or steel cut oatmeal (unsweetened)

yams or sweet potatoes

white baked potatoes

brown rice

beans, peas and legumes

quinoa (and other less common grains – spelt, amaranth, etc)

100% whole grains and whole grain products (pastas, breads,

tortillas, etc)


By far the first four – oats, yams, potatoes and rice are the most 

popular starchy carbs in the physique world – staples. These are

the natural starches. Beans and legumes are also popular and

grains like quinoa are rising in popularity (can be served like

rice or as a morning porridge). 


Grains have really been beaten up lately (diet scapegoat of the year),

even the whole grains, but but for people without problems with

wheat or gluten, whole grain pasta and whole grain breads do show

up on physique athlete meal plans, and we see lean and muscular

athletes eating them all the time – mostly however, in the muscle

building phase and or at post-workout meals. 


Now, putting it all together you can see that a traditional muscle building meal

is 1 + 2 + 3: (lean + starchy + fibrous)


eggs + oatmeal + omelet veggies

tilapia + rice + broccoli

chicken breast + sweet potato + asparagus


What about fruit? That’s a separate topic, but yes, plug your favorite fruit into

any meal instead of some of the starchy and fibrous carb calories – example:

eggs + smaller portion of oats + mixed fruit cup


There is a little number crunching to hit your calorie and macro goals, but

this is not difficult or complicated.


The “TRICKY” part is the manipulation of that starchy carb intake – that X factor – and

that takes some knowledge of how your body type responds to concentrated carbs.


The people who follow My Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (BFFM) program

know how to do this because I devoted entire chapters to knowing your body type

(chapter 5) and to manipulating carb intake for maximum fat loss (chapter 12)


We’ll be discussing those topics more in future newsletters, and if you don’t have the BFFM ebook yet, be sure to grab a copy here:


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Train hard and expect success,


Tom Venuto, Fat Loss Coach,

Author of Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle,


I hope what Tom shared will make it much easier for you to plan your meals to that you can get rid of the baby belly pouoch.


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Train Hard and Expect Success! 

Monique Hawkins

Skype: Monique371 



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