Always in a Good Mood, Sexy N’ Productive, JUST BY EATING THE RIGHT FOOD?!

Always in a Good Mood, Sexy N’ Productive, JUST BY EATING THE RIGHT FOOD?!

So what is it about people being so obsessed with what they eat, following diets and sticking to certain foods, because they have been told by someone or they read about it somewhere… Truth is that we are LAZY and we know it, the hardest thing for a person to do is think for himself, we like to get the regurgitated information from a ”reliable” source or any source for that matter as long as it saves us the trouble of starting from square one…

So that’s all fine and nice but how does it relate to dieting, well I have been into the fitness community for over 8 years and I have been a personal trainer for 2 of them… Let me tell you nobody cares about the details as long as they see results, but people don’t want to realize that results are in the details. What I’m trying to say by sounding so philosophical is that in order to get results with your dieting, fat loss plans or muscle gains you NEED to understand the basics of nutrition!

See there are a lot of methods you can try to manipulate and shock you body into burning fat and gaining muscle, raising your serotonin, dopamine and all the feel good hormones and it can all be done naturally, that’s right the secret to you becoming a lean mean, sexy productive machine is what you put in that body of yours! Got your attention so far?! Good, now I want to direct your attention to the 3 main macronutrients that you will need to be concerned about and those are:

1. Proteins – A COMPLETE protein is made out of amino acids, 9 to be exact their main use is building muscle tissue and repairing damaged tissue. One gram of protein contain 4 calories but because of it being harder to digest more than 30{899b15f80a2d8718204d48354149b0a45e47eff631d37dac5896e2c8e1eedb93} of those calories are used as energy in the digestion process (Animal sources of protein include meats, dairy products, fish and eggs. Vegan sources of protein include whole grains, pulses, legumes, soy, and nuts)

2. Carbohydrates – this is the main source of fuel for your body and your brain, thus the more active you are the more of them you will need to stay focused and productive with the task at hand. Each gram of carbohydrates is worth 4 calories, but remember they are your main energy source nothing more, so the amount you consume should be balanced with your activity level.(Source of some good carbs you would most definitely want in your diet include, brown rice, whole wheat products, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, quinoa, beans, green vegetables and a moderate consumption of fruits)

3. Fats – Ahh the enemy! Or not, just because its fat doesn’t mean it will turn into fat! Some of my clients and myself have achieved the leanest physique on a high fat high protein diet. Keep in mind though, fat is the most calorie dense food, containing 9 calories per gram, since it’s fat its molecular structure is easiest to turn into fat again once you consume it, so you have to be really careful there and don’t believe everything about the Paleo diet hype. (Some common good fats include, nuts, coconut oil, palm seed oil, chia seeds, avocado, olive oil, fish oil)

Now that we have discussed the main macronutrients, know that they are not all made equal and a calorie is not just a calorie! Don’t get me wrong I don’t want you to start counting calories and measuring how much you eat, I just want you to be mindful of what you put in your mouth.

So start with the end in mind:

  • What do you want to achieve, what is your ideal physique, how is that going to fit into your life style, can u stick to a standard eating schedule or do you need to be more flexible?
  • What’s your body type, are you an Ectomorph, Mesomorph or Endomorph and how can you best use that to your advantage?
  • Decide which foods are best for you, based on your answers to the above.

Now you are finally ready to start your diet and get results! If you want a really cool little hack with all the information you need in one place, you slacker… Then go here and get it.