2 Delicious, Healthy Muay Thai Recipes To Help Lose Fat
The following post is written by James Bee, author and creator of The Lean Performance Diet: 8 week cutting guide, and is the founder of JB Fitness Systems. As a coach, JB specialized in weight cutting for athletes like Muay Thai fighters. He has worked with the most professional fighters to develop a diet plan that is focused on performance, body composition, and health, and it can help you shred major amounts of fat in record time.
Its specifically targeted at Muay Thai athletes but has been used by power lifters, cross fitters, and general gym goers with many of the users seeing a difference in the first week of the diet. The guide can be used by men and women. JB swears that women can cut weight just as easily as men and should be following their diet and training the same way.
Here are a couple of some badass Muay Thai recipes from his nutrition guide for getting lean:
Low Carb Bun-less burger
Calories: 566kcals Protein: 58g Carbs: 20g Fats: 31g
How good are hamburgers right? Yeah they are freaking amazing especially if they are home made. Well, I found a way to get lean, and still enjoy the things you love like lean beef burgers. I simply toss the bun out to create the bun-less burger. Sounds pretty lame but trust me, when your dieting every little bit of flexibility counts. It will keep you from binging out on the dreaded junk foods.
- 200gm minced beef (preferably grass fed)
- Baby carrots, red peppers, cucumber, tomato, lettuce
- Dressing (low fat)
- Cajun seasoning
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- Salt, pepper
For women: Half the amount of all ingredients.
Get your beef mince and put it into a mixing bowl, add ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tsp Cajun seasoning. Mix it together and break up into 2 or 4 separate lumps. Roll each clump into a ball and then set aside.
Chop up the red pepper, cucumber and put in a salad bowl. Put the cherry tomatoes and baby carrots in the bowl. Get the baby carrots. Halve an avocado and then cube up ½ and put in the salad bowl.
Put a pan on med/high and put in 1 tbsp. coconut oil. Once melted, put in the beef burger balls and then flatten out with a rubber spatula. Cook for 3 mins each side, or until clear juice comes out when pricked.
Calories: 418kcals Protein: 21.5g Carbs: 45g Fats: 16g
Living on a tropical island has its perks, loads of amazing fruits being one of the big ones. This shake is Thailand inspired bringing the goodness of mango and pineapple together (what a combo) and adding essential amino and fatty acids. This shake can be consumed as a breakfasts shake or a post workout shake (add 1 full banana for post workout). Using frozen fruits instead of ice works well.
- ½ cup pineapple (chilled or frozen)
- ½ cup mango (chilled or frozen)
- ½ banana
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
- 200ml coconut, or almond milk
- 1 tbsp orange flavour fish oil
- ½ tbsp. chia seeds
- Pour coconut or almond milk in blender
- Add the protein, pineapple, mango, peaches.
- Add a tbsp. of orange fish oil
- Put on the lid, blend until liquid consistency.
- Sprinkle chia seeds on top
JB: “The secret to getting long term sustainable results is making dieting a lifestyle, rather than just cutting when you have a fight coming up.”
The recipes above are part of the lean performance diet recipe guide which comes with the main cutting guide as a bonus. The great thing about these recipes is they are quick, easy and are super healthy.
JB’s program, called The Lean Performance Diet has 2 Phases. Phase 1 will focus on cutting body fat. JB describes how by making the initial simple changes to your diet, you can easily start to burn fat and get leaner. Just follow the example diet plans. The guide allows you to also customize any meal to make it more suitable for your tastes. This phase is normally enough for people to get the body they want.
But hold up, there is also Phase 2 “the cutting plan” is added to the guide for weight classed athletes looking to make weight for competing. This phase includes instructions on the best and safest water cutting methods, a step by step guide to using the sauna, sample diet plans for rapid weight loss, and rehydration protocol for athletes who are competing after weighing in.
- Sean "Muay Thai Guy" Fagan owns & operates the largest online Muay Thai community and the #1 training resource for nak muay of all levels.