EAT LIKE HIM: The Ryan Reynolds Diet

Source: Men's Health

Source: Men’s Health

Ryan’s one of those guys who has the fitness thing down. Each time one of his movies is released, there’s a new workout/diet plan being shared (think Blade, Green Lantern, Deadpool) so we compiled the mainstays in the “Ryan Reynold’s diet”.

According to Ryan’s regular trainer, Bobby Storm, the trick to achieving the lean yet toned body is credited to a diet of correct nutrition responsible for up to 80% of fat loss. In addition to training, Bobby Storm fills Ryan’s diet with almond milk, oatmeal and flaxseed. On his approved list of foods:

  • steel-cut oatmeal
  • almond milk
  • flax seeds
  • protein bars
  • fresh fruit, like strawberries and blueberries
  • 2 eggs, slice of avocado
  • lots of vegetables
  • sweet potatoes
  • chicken breast
  • ahi tuna
  • protein shakes (whey and water)
  • apple and almonds
  • flank steak
  • brown rice

What’s not allowed? Alcohol. Supplement workouts with:

  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
  • Glutamine
  • Creatine
  • Multivitamin

In addition to the right nutrition, here are a few other practices Ryan follows:

Eating smaller amounts, regularly: by eating in 2-3 hour intervals, Ryan sped up his metabolism, allowing the body to burn calories at peak efficiency without storing excess fat.

Prepare in advance: Ryan has a nutritionist plans his meals leaving little to chance or last minute temptations. Even without a nutritionist on hand, spend some time each morning or evening preparing your meals and making sure you have the right foods on hand.

Be careful about carbs: Unlike a lot of celebrities who avoid cards, Ryan timed his nutrition carefully, limiting carbs as post-workout fuel and nothing after 8 PM.

Source: Ryan Reynold's Twitter

Source: Ryan Reynold’s Twitter

EAT LIKE RYAN

Here’s how a typical day would look if you were to follow his diet.

Breakfast
2 eggs, some “good” fat like a spoon of almond butter or slice of avocado, and 1 cup of oatmeal with applesauce

Midmorning Snack
protein bar

Lunch
albacore tuna wrap or chicken and salad

Midafternoon Snack
protein shake (whey and water), protein bar, or apple and almonds

Dinner
broiled fish or chicken, brown rice, steamed vegetables, and salad

Evening
Snack protein shake

The take-away: portion sizes are key along with keeping nutrients on the more protein heavy side with a balance of lean meats, and fresh fruits & vegetables. For those disciplined enough to follow along, results are said to come quickly with daily workouts.

With that said, allow some room for fun. We’ll leave you with this pic of Ryan eating pie.

Source: Ryan Reynold's IG

Source: Ryan Reynold’s IG

 

 

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  • Sean

    I can vouch that this works. I tried it out basically cutting out anything processed and focused on lean meats with good plants. Dropped 2 waist sizes in a month without starving myself although I admit it was an adjustment to the taste buds.