I’m totally having a horrible week. I’m being tested with one thing after another just falling out of place and placing more stress in my life.
Can you relate to having an awful week that doesn’t seem to get any better?
Would love to hear some of your horror stories so I know I’m not alone
Don’t worry I’ll be bouncing back, because that’s what I do best in my life…just taking some time to clear my head and send you some cool information Mr. Nutrition has been testing out.
Hey Mr. Nutrition here and I wanted to brighten up your day. I’ve already pulled out some childish pranks to cheer up Coach Rahz, so now it’s your turn (minus the childish pranks).
There’s this new thing going around called Carb Syncing, some call it Carb Splitting, others have different names for it to make it sound cool. It’s a marketing game to make you feel like there is this new way of eating that has never been discovered until now!
Don’t fall for the names of things and get caught up until you do some reading of your own. It’s been around for ages but there’s so many diets and eating protocols out there, that it seems brand new. It will be for most, but the concept is quite old.
With that being said I actually like this way of eating and it’s something I have taken to for my first Fitness Modeling show at the World Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation.
Let me break this concept down into the science and then show you how you can apply it. I’ll keep this real short so not to bore you.
Let’s talk about Insulin. No we are not referring to the insulin diabetics inject into their bloodstream. We are talking about our natural sources of insulin our body creates.
FAT STORAGE HORMONE = INSULIN
Although at certain times insulin can be a great transporter of nutrients into our muscles and tissue, most times you want to control your insulin because it’s a dangerous transporter.
Ever see the movie Transporter with Jason Statham?
He’s quite a dangerous dude and he transports dangerous items no matter what and nothing can get in his way…much like Insulin.
To give you a more scientific picture here is a definition of the fat storing hormone Insulin:
So as you can tell from the process above, when insulin is present at high levels in the body (doesn’t take much to do with the amount of sugar and processed carbs we consume), the use of fat as an energy source is shut off. When we consume fat with insulin present, they break down into fatty acids in our blood stream. With no use and no where to go, the Insulin present in blood stream pushes those fatty acids into the cells and stores them for later use (if the insulin ever drops).
This is very powerful knowledge to understand and to absorb because if you want to prevent fat gain, control your insulin. I’ll address foods and ways to control your insulin next week, but for now let’s give you a brief understanding of how to avoid the ugly fate of fat storage. Let me caveat something though, this does not mean that meal plans with carbs, protein, and fats combined are bad for you. Those actually work very well with the proper combination of foods like seen in our 28 Day Belly Fat Diet Guide we created.
What I am saying is for most people who typically have a poor dietary habits, to regulate your body and advance your fat loss results to a new level, this is a great strategy to test out with your body. Don’t forget to add a crucial component of exercise which I will discuss in a future post as well about how and when insulin should be spiked to increase your results. Click the link right above this to get a great Butt and Thigh Fat Loss Workout for Women.
Here is a sample meal plan of how to separate fats and carbs through out the day for you action takers who want to try this out. This is just a template so be sure you are not allergic to any of these foods and consult your physician before you try a new nutrition strategy (yes it’s that famous disclaimer ). Quick note: it’s impossible to separate fats and carbs altogether so it’s ok to have small quantities (under 10 grams) of each when the other is present
Breakfast: 1 egg and 3 egg white omelet with mixed veggies and 1 cup of Uncle Sam cereal with cup of unsweetened almond milk
Snack: handful of mixed nuts and Polly O String cheese
Lunch: Lean Turkey Burger on whole grain bun with side salad of mixed veggies and chopped fruit topped with light serving of balsamic vinegar
Snack: 1 apple with 1 cup 1% cottage cheese
Dinner: White Fish served with side of Quinoa and mixed steamed veggies topped with lemon
Late night Snack: celery stalks topped with peanut butter
Stay tuned for future posts on how to control your insulin and what foods are best for that as well as a super ninja fat loss tactic for using insulin to your advantage. This is quite powerful since it helped me put on 15 lbs of lean muscle with little fat gain. Ladies don’t worry you won’t gain a ton of muscles like that. I purposely ate over 3,500 calories a day to put on size along with my intense workouts.
Leave a comment below with any questions you may have concerning this subject.
Dedicated to your fat loss results,
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