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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Simple Steps to Lose Fat With Proper Nutrition (Part 1, Eat Enough)



"Do you want to learn how to eat in a way that keeps you satisfied, energized, and promotes fat loss?"

Let me share a story with you. I have a client named Shane who at the ripe age of 32 years old was told that if he did not change his ways and lose weight that he would be a likely candidate for heart disease and diabetes.

He decided that day to make a change. He lost 150 pounds, with 100 pounds in the first year, and the rest in the following year. We then worked on building muscle back on top. So now after adding 30-35 pounds of muscle this man is a machine.

He is consistently competing in cycling, marathons, and triathlons. We did an adventure race together and he has inspired me to compete in triathlons as well.

He loves life; he loves his new body and just wants to see now what he is truly capable of. He is like an 18-year-old with a new sports car.

Shane got in this shape by eating sensibly with a slight reduction in calories, moving more with moderate cardio and intervals, and weight training. He did not do anything drastic. He did it the smart way, and now he couldn't be happier.

If you drop your calories too low your metabolism will down regulate as a survival mechanism and you can lose muscle, which will drop your metabolism even more. The key to continued and permanent weight loss is to raise your metabolism while you lose fat.

Adequate and proper food:

Energizes you to exercise better, which means you burn more calories during and after your workout,

Builds stronger muscles, which boosts your metabolism and make you look leaner.

Keeps you satisfied throughout the day to prevent cravings

Elevates your mood and allows you to think clearly

Keeps your metabolism revved, while you strip body fat

Remember food is your friend.

There are some tricks of the trade in getting the most out of the foods you eat and keeping your metabolism high. You want to eat small frequent meals, consume proper nutrition before and after training, take adequate protein and enough calories.

By eating small and frequent meals you:

Burn more calories every time you eat because it takes energy to process the food and your metabolism gets a boost.

Keep your energy and blood sugar levels stable, which make you feel better and think better.

Stay satisfied and prevent cravings and poor judgment.

Create a smaller insulin response, which prevents a crash, which could leave you tired and hungry for sugary foods.

You can start with three meals and high protein snack. I am a big fan of using high protein snacks in between meals to keep your muscles and your brain energized. Each meal and snack should include complete proteins, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. See each and every meal as another opportunity to raise your metabolism, feed your muscle, and take in the fuel to perform better.

Food is your friend on your journey to a new and improved body.

Everyone has unique desires that bring them great excitement, joy and fulfillment. It is my intention to help people take rapid action and stay consistent in order that they may live their dream.

"No matter where you are in life, you have the power to re-invent yourself the second you choose to." -Jason Scott Johnson.

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