Nutrition Is The Single Most Important Key To Your Success

If you want to lose fat end see the results of your discipline and hard work, you must get a handle on your nutrition. There is no way around it. Once you do, you will start to have amazing results. Have you heard that “abs are made in the kitchen?” The nutrition counts for 90% of your results!! It is THAT important. You cannot train out of a bad diet.

“Low-fat” and “non-fat” on labels doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy! Many times these seemingly nutritious foods are packed with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and are loaded with calories.

Your body actually needs fat—the RIGHT kinds of HEALTHY fats like you find in raw nuts, olive oil, avocados, natural peanut butter, fish and fish oils, etc. When you eat these healthy fats in moderation, you actually help your body to become lean!

When you are not eating enough calories, you are slowing your metabolism. Your body thinks it is starving and it starts to burn up your valuable muscle as fuel! Muscle is what MAKES your body lean, so you do not want to lose any of it! It takes a lot of calories and energy just to maintain your muscle. You burn calories without trying—just because the muscle is there!!

Also, when you eat 5-6 smaller meals per day (as opposed to the traditional “3 squares”), you are constantly spending calories on digestion and absorption of all those meals! Food has a thermic effect. Protein is hard for your body to digest, so it has the highest thermic effect. Next comes carbohydrates, followed by fats. You should try to combine a lean protein, a healthy carbohydrate and healthy fat in each meal.

Don’t skip meals, either! You need to eat breakfast, first thing in the morning to get your metabolism cooking! When you go without breakfast, your metabolism is running too slow. You are not stoking the fire to start your fat burning for the day. Your body, AGAIN, will look for energy elsewhere. You haven’t fueled with food, so it will start breaking down your muscle!! You lower your metabolism, and it will make it much easier for you to gain fat in the future!!