Wanna lose fat and build muscle? Who doesn’t?! You’ll need some quality, high-fiber carbohydrates (Think fruits, oatmeal, quinoa, sweet potatoes, etc.) to fuel your muscles so you have the right amount of energy needed to work up a sweat in your workout. Add some lean protein (think fish, nonfat yogurt, beans, skinless poultry breast, etc) to build and maintain muscle. And don’t skimp on the fruits & veggies since they’ve got important vitamins & minerals that are needed to help your body recover after a workout.
Then if you want to lose fat, the key is portion control. Eat these healthy foods but without overdoing it! If you are looking to lose some fat and you eat these foods without a lot of calorie rich sauces and dressings, then slightly reduce the portions and see the results. If you already have small portions, then likely these foods are sabotaging your results because of all of the butter, oil, cheeses and sauces that are packing on the calories!