Eating clean doesn’t have to entail downing meals void of all flavor and pining for more food. In fact, if you’re doing it right you should be eating smaller meals that keep you satisfied all day long.

This method—one by which countless bodybuilders swear—keeps your metabolism going and supports your fitness routine, so you’re sure to see lean muscle gains if you stick to it in the long run. 

Check out a one-week sample plan below, and click through this gallery for recipes A, B, C, and D: 

One-week Lean Muscle Diet Plan