How To Eat To Lose Fat?

A recurring theme that came up over and over again when discussions turned to food / nutrition was the amount of food top bodybuilders pack on a daily basis. These men have taught their bodies to manage more and more calories without putting on weight. Compare that to an obese person who eats single meal a day and keeps on adding a body fat in no time.

The first order of business for the obese is establishing a multiple meal schedule. The obvious advantage of this strategy is that it splits daily calories into smaller chunks. The obese person is required to eat every three hours and this usually equates to five feedings per day. And it is insisted that they clean the food selections. Some foods are easily converted to body fat (sugary foods, man-made artificial foods, and saturated fat) and some foods are almost impossible for the body to convert to fat (lean protein, fibrous carbohydrates). The body’s metabolism shifts into high gear to digest protein and fiber – creates what is called the thermogenic effect of food. Body temperature actually rises when the digestive system is faced with the daunting task of breaking down hard-to-digest proteins and fibers.

Multiple meals allow the body to manage fewer calories in single sitting, and the repeated practice of consuming five to six meals a day instructs the body to become genius in digestion and the distribution of food. Better to eat 3,000 clean calories per day from six five hundred calorie meals a day than a single 1,500 calorie mega-dirty fast food meal.

The results are amazing when the obese adhere to the approach. I have a man who lost 40 pounds of body weight in 40 days while simultaneously adding 12 pounds of muscle. He started at 240 and after some days he weighed 200. It’s much more impressive because he didn’t lose muscle in the process, he added muscle in the process. He was not a former athlete loaded with muscle memory; this is a 48 year old man who has no experience in bodybuilding.

Obese people who cut back on calories end up losing as much fat as they do muscle and end up becoming miniaturized versions of the old fat selves. This modified approach of the bodybuilder melts fat while simultaneously adding muscle: the obese person eats more and, as a result, feels energized and energized during the process. Compare that to the calorie-slasher who feels deprived, denied, and continually on the verge of a frenzy. A person who eats healthy foods every three hours is much less likely to binge and blow their diet than a poor obese person living on 1,200 calories a day. The calorie-hungry obese individual has set his calorie cap so low that eating a candy bar or bowl of ice cream adds five pounds in 24 hours.

The addition of  functional muscles and building strength allows the obese person to become mobile and able to climb stairs, get up from a low chair, and circulate their weight. Compare that to the calorie cutter which actually weakens their already weak body. Those who depend on deprivation to trigger weight loss weaken the immune system and constantly contract colds and illnesses.

Those who live on 1,000 to 1,500 calories per day live in a stressful psychological world of denial. A person who has raised his metabolism and consumes 3000 calories per day can absorb an occasional binge much better than a hungry person. Some people are allowed a cheat meal once a week: it allows them to have a psychologically free feeling. The fascinating thing about the cheat meal is that by being good the other 6 7/8 of the time, the candy, fats and junk food they have. craving and might eat are rejected by the body and typically result in diarrhea.

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