People often try to get high carb foods to gain weight. Are you doing everything right in the gym but still find yourself struggling to get rid of that body fat? Well, maybe it’s time that you start focusing and putting those crosshairs on how you’re eating and who you’re believing. I’ll talk to you all about it today. What’s up, guys?
You know, it’s still the part, you’re killing in your workouts, but for some reason you’re not looking the way you want to. And I would, I would say you are accurate in blaming nutrition as the culprit most of the time. We are talking about overtraining and that being the major culprit from the training side. But when it comes to the way you look, a lot of times nutrition is what is going to get you . Now the problem is, there’s a lot of different way to eat. Just today someone sent in an article, a guy from Team ATHLEAN, wanted me to look at an article that just came out where someone basically said that intermittent fasting kills muscle.
That was the title. Intermittent Fasting Is Killing Muscle. And they went on to support their claims with a study that showed that intermittent fasting, while it can be a short term effective method to lose some body fat, it is certainly not an effective method for putting on muscle. And they’re actually saying that it actually costs you some muscle along the way. It got me to thinking here, the different things. Right here squarely in the crosshairs, intermittent fasting is there. I feel that all of these methods of eating deserve to be right here in the center of the crosshairs.
Ok, no fat diets, right, restrictive things, elimination type diets. Juice diets, the Atkins diet or low carb diet approaches. If it fits your macros. Intermittent fasting. Guys these are all fads. And I know there’s going to be supporters out there that are basically going to sit here and argue what I’m saying. I’m not saying that these don’t work, ok. What I’m saying is for a long term approach, a lifestyle approach. Because that’s what I’m interested in, a lifestyle approach to eating.
These guys are all, they belong to be called diets. Because remember what I always say, If you are on a diet, that means that you are going to be off of the diet at some point. That’s why we call them and say that we’re on diets. Because we know we can’t sustain them for long term but I think that’s the wrong way to approach nutrition. If you took the time to actually start following a healthy eating plan, right. We don’t even call it a diet. You could understand that there are definitely options that you could have that would taste great to you, that would qualify as healthy eating options.
And I think that’s where guys get tripped up. They think that in order to get lower body fat or look a certain way, that they have to eat in a really painful, uncomfortable way, right. They have to sit there and suck on, you know, steamed carrots, and broccoli and egg whites. And that’s not the truth guys. There’s so many good tasting healthy options, you need to have that respect for good nutrition. So in looking at these options here. Again I would counter and say what is the long term practicality of it? And if you could answer me that you could stay on an intermittent fasting plan from now and if you talk to me thirty years from now, you’re still doing intermittent fasting.