Tanner and I are constantly hearing from clients that are frustrated with their progress. After just a few questions and evaluating their diet we often realize athletes are plateauing because they are not consuming enough energy to fuel their workouts. He was questioned just the other day by an athlete that thought his advice would have her eating to much. But trust us! If you're working hard you have to fuel your body more!
Diet: the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
Everyone has this misconception that a diet is a restriction or limitation of foods.
A deficit of calories or cutting out food groups.
No. No. No!
****My diet is my lifestyle. I choose to eat healthy, but it’s a maintainable consistent diet. I don’t deprive myself of calories, I don’t miss out on social gatherings because I’m “dieting” and I definitely don’t cut out food groups!*****
Additionally, I don’t go more than 2 hours without eating. This is especially important if you are trying to lose weight.
When you go hours without eating, to the point where your stomach is aching your body is in catabolic status. Meaning it thinks it’s in starvation mode. If you are in this status once every day, or more than once a day your body starts to store all the fat it can, making it impossible for weight loss! If you’re familiar with this, you may even be having a hard time building muscle. This is because your body is utilizing the proteins as an energy source because that’s its last option!
>>Eating every hour and half allows my metabolism to be turned on all the time. I’m burning the energy I’m eating and constantly keeping my system active. This allows my body to become more efficient at burning fat.
So if you’re someone whose been trying to lose weight, going to the gym every day, maybe twice a day, and eating 1000-1200 calories but not seeing any weight loss, maybe even weight gain, that’s because you’re not eating enough! If you’re on a workout routine and you’re highly active, eat AT LEAST every two hours.
FUEL YOU’RE BODY
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