While it may sound counter-intuitive to eat more when you want to lose weight its probably one of the biggest reasons most folks are not getting leaner. Your body is a master technician at keeping you alive. Part of its main role in this quest to keep you alive and well is to ensure you have enough fuel for your body to function correctly. When you don’t eat enough your body simply flips on its self-protection mechanisms (hormones, metabolism, etc) and starts to store fuel as fat. It also slows down the releasing of fat as fuel which is a double whammy for your aesthetic and fitness oriented goals. So unless you are already eating clean and eating big theres a really good chance that you are not eating enough to kick your body into its efficient fat burning mode.
To give you an example, here is what I just ate for lunch: 10oz ground beef and ground lean turkey taco meat I made myself, 6 egg whites and 2 whole eggs. Topped with some delicious guac and a trio of salsas. This muscle building, fat shredding lunch weighs in at close to 1000 calories and 100 grams of protein. On workout days, I’m usually looking to be close to 3000 calories. So 3 meals of this magnitude a day!!!! Does your daily food intake look remotely like this….or are you falling short?