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Burning fat can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here is what you don’t need to do: endless cardio workouts, 5-6 meals a day, low fat diet, or count your calories.
Here are some basic tips to accelerate fat burning:
1. Consume mostly proteins and veggies during the day. Avoid sugar. Low food-chain proteins like nuts, almonds, cashews, raw dairy, and hormone-free whey are great.
2. Don’t consume carbs before or during your workouts. It is important not to stimulate too much insulin to keep burning fat. Post workout you need carbs and protein right away! (no sport drinks…ever!)
3. No caffeine within 3 hours after a workout. It is ok prior to a workout but use a good source such as organic coffee or tea.
4. Train short and hard. Full body strength training for 15-20 minutes is all you need. Remember to change up your workouts and keep pushing yourself to work harder.
There are some keys to eating carbs that can help accelerate your fat burning capacity. First off, I recommend patients eat very little carbs during the day. If they need some carbs the best choices are vegetables. Carb consumption stimulates the hormone insulin which signals our cells to store fat as opposed to store it. Insulin is necessary but you want as little as possible being released during the day.
You definitely want to avoid all sugars and grains during the day. Those pancakes for breakfast or sandwich at lunch are bad choices. During the day you want to mainly consume protein and vegetables.
Humans are innately nocturnal eater so the best time to eat is at night. Start your dinner with salad or soup and move on to your proteins. You can have your carbs but you should eat them last. Your best choices for carbs at night are veggies, sweet potatoes, or rice. Avoid anything made from wheat. Dispite popular marketing wheat is one of the worst foods for a human to regularly consume.
On Tuesday, June 14th at 6:45pm I will be presenting “Eat Well: Tapping Our Genetic Potential to Be Lean.”
This is going to be an in-depth scientific look at what we can all do to trigger our cells to express our genetic potential to be lean. Most Americans make all the wrong lifestyle choices because of the false info they receive from TV or because of pharmaceutical advertising.
I am going to present the science of why we can no longer blame our heredity for our disease and obesity and how we can all begin to tap into our genetic potential to be lean.
The seminar will be held at my office.
See ya there
What I want my patients to understand is that there is an amazing genetic potential inside them waiting to come out. The ways our genes work is in some senses quit simple; live a healthy life and your genes with express health. It’s our environment and lifestyle choices that can turn on genes to be lean and turn off genes that may result in disease.
One of the most important aspects is the timing of our meals. Contrary to what trainers tell you, humans, as a species, are nocturnal eaters. Also, humans thrive best when eating only one large meal a day. Sounds opposite of everything you hear from trainers. I know, I started my career in health as a trainer.
I don’t feel there is any reason to eat 5-6 meals a day. I encourage my patients to eat small snacks during the day and come dinner time eat all you want. Cycling between phases of overeating (at night) and undereating during the day does a lot of good things for our body. It balances our hormones, it allows our nervous system to stay proerly balanced, it promotes muscle building and fat buring on a large scale.
Try this: eat a small portion of protein and fat first thing in the morning. Like a hard boiled egg. The rest of the day allow yourself to be hungry. If you are feeling sick from not eating then try a small portion of raw vegatbles like brocolli or some vegetable juice. You can also have some protein that is fast assimilating such as whey protein.
Pick a time to start eating in the evening and go for it. Eat as much as you want. But there are a few rules. No processed food. Eat natural, organic food. Start with a salad or soup and then move into eating proteins. I suggest protein low on the food chain. Eggs, nuts, whey, fish, chicken, or turkey. Eat your carbs last. I recommend you stick to potatoes or rices. Avoid wheat, barley, rye, and most other grains all together.