Bruce Lee’s diet and exercise regime meant that he had close to zero percent body
fat. Following this diet regime could help you to lose belly fat as well as improvemuscular growth.
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 1: Avoid Refined Flour
Generally Bruce Lee avoided refined flour. So, he did not eat many baked foods
such as biscuits and cakes, which he described as being “empty calories”
. It isworth mentioning that today many people attribute irritable bowel syndrome to theexcess consumption of refined flours. His philosophy was not to consume caloriesthat did not provide some benefit to the body.This approach to eating is very similar to that of the Buddhist scriptures, whichstates:
“You must learn to b
e moderate in eating, and eat only enough to remain healthy,and fit for trance. For excessive food obstructs the flow of the breath as it goes inand out, induces lassitude (lack of vitality), sleepiness, and kills all valour. As toomuch food has unfortunate consequences, also starvation does not lead to
efficiency. For starvation drains away the body’s volume, lustre, firmness,
performance and strength. You should take food in accordance with your individual capacity, neither too much nor, from pride, to
o little.” From
BuddistScriptures (Amazon.com), edited by Edward Conze (1959).
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 2: Chinese Food
Bruce Lee enjoyed Chinese food, as he felt that western food was often too bland.Some of his favourite Chinese dishes were beef in oyster sauce and tofu. However,he loved to eat steak and liver too, but overall preferred the more balancedapproach of Asian dishes. He felt that often Western food placed too muchemphasis on protein and fat and not enough on carbohydrates from vegetables,rice, pasta etc.
Bruce Lee Diet Rule 3: Avoid Dairy Food
Bruce Lee did not like dairy food, and only ate dairy as part of protein drinks,usually using powdered milk instead of fresh milk. This rule only helps to reducetotal energy intake. Calcium from dairy has been found to help reduce the amountof fat that is digested.