For the past couple of years, I have been watching how the products of the online gurus have been spreading like wild-fire. They claim they have the secret to fat loss. So one day I decided to take a look at one of their products. I was shocked. All of the information was falls. Of course there were some little specs of truth, but the rest was lies.
Can you imagine, they are making money with lies. One book costs 30$-40$. And thousands of people are buying them each year. Scammers, I hate them.
You can things like:
“Today I ate 1 salad, one fruit, and I am going to eat one slice of whole grained bread before bed”
“Right now I am losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time, it’s really awesome”
“What!? Fats, what are you crazy? I am not going to eat fats!”
“I am going to do some arm workouts to lose some arm fat.”
“Low intensity cardio ROCKS!”
All of these quotes are lies. Or should I call them myths. You can’t eat so little and expect to lose fat, you can’t lose fat and build muscle at the same time, not all fats make you fat, there is not such thing as spot removal, and low intensity cardio SUCKS!
Now you are probably confused. Nothing to worry I was too when i first learned the truth.
First, I would like to speak about calories. There is not reason to fear them. But it really matters what kind of calories you are eating. Because there are two kinds of them.
Bad calories (junk foods, white bread, sugar, candies, energy drinks)
Good calories (whole grained products (bread, pasta), eggs, fruits, vegetables, oils(olive oil, coconut oil))
Now if you are eating a lot of the bad calories you are going to get fat. But if you are eating a good amount of good calories, like you should be doing, you are going to be doing the right opposite, you are going to lose fat.
Now the truth about calories is really simple, you need them. A woman needs up to 1200 calories for her body to work right and a man needs up to 1600 calories. If you eat one salad, one apple, and a slice of bread, you are barely going to cover up 600 calories. This will lead to serious problems. And not only problems, in the end you are going to end up being skinny fat, skinny in the arms and legs, but you will have that belly fat, I don’t know about you, but I don’t find that attractive.
If you are wondering about how much calories you should eat visit this calculator, it will tell you everything.
Second, I would like to speak about nutrition. Now nutrition is the second most important thing when it comes to building muscle mass or losing fat, right after motivation of course. Nutrition to workout is 75% to 25%. So if you don’t have the nutrition right, you are most definitely going to fail! I am not going to explain everything about nutrition, but I will tell you what kinds of carbohydrates, protein, and fats you are supposed to eat, the amount you can find out by clicking on this link.
Eat: Whole grained bread, whole grained pasta, fruits, vegetables, oats, brown sugar, or natural sweeteners.
Do not eat: White bread, white pasta, white sugar.
Eat: Whole eggs, protein powder (it’s not steroids, stop worrying), vegetables, nuts, meat.
Do not eat: chocolates, junk food (burgers, french fries, pound cakes).
Eat: Olive oil, coconut oil, peanut butter, seeds, nuts.
Don’t eat: Junk food, sunflower seed oil.
Now the reason I have displayed them all like that is because carbohydrates, protein, and fats have different groups.
Carbohydrates have simple carbs and complex carbs. The difference is that simple carbs have a simple structure, which means that it will be dissolved much easier and faster by your organism, those are the bad ones. The good ones are the complex carbohydrates. Their structure is much longer and complex. It takes your organism more time to destroy it to glucose.
In other words simple carbs: short lasting energy
Complex carbs: long-lasting energy
Consuming protein is important, because it helps your muscles rebuild, which means you are either going to keep your muscle mass if you are trying to lose fat, or you are going to gain more muscle if you are trying to bulk up. The quality of the protein is also important, so take a close look at the list I gave you earlier above.
Fats have two main types.
Good ones – polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats
Bad ones – saturated fats, trans fat.
If you eat good fats, you are not going to gain weight. You are actually going to lose weight. Shoked ? Let me explain. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that are in the good fats are going to help you increase your metabolism. When increased you are going to start burning fat while sitting on one place. The good ones actually help you dissolve the previous fat that you have stored in your body.
If you eat bad fats you are going to gain fat. Trans fat is the worst kind of fat. It’s easy to get and hard to get rid off. You can find trans fat in all of the top listed foods as well as saturated.
But what about the cardio ? It’s no rocket science. As you noticed I mentioned the phrase “metabolism”. Your metabolism is what will help you burn the fat off. If you are doing low intensity cardio your metabolism is not going to be increased.
If you are on the bike doing low intensity cardio for one hour, you are going to lose some fat for only one hour.
But if you do high intensity cardio, with sprinting, you are going to increase your metabolism for 7-10 hours. Meaning that you are going to be losing fat while sleeping, watching TV.
And there you go, the HUGE fat loss secret that probably 60% of the world haven’t even heard about. All I can say is I am sorry for the long article, but there is so much to explain. If you have any kind of questions please contact me via e-mail.
Follow my advice and you are going to see results with the first week, I promise you!