Did you know that eating a few salads a day can make you FAT?
The video below will reveal why “eating healthy” can actually make you FAT, and you will also learn the key to getting lean six-pack abs – with a little bonus visual demonstration!
So go ahead and watch the video NOW!
So as I mentioned in the video above, every food you eat can be broken down into 3 main nutrient categories…
To break things down even further… Each of those 3 nutrients contain their own caloric value…
Carbs = 4 calories / gram
Protein = 4 calories / gram
FAT = 9 calories / gram
As you can see, FAT contains double the amount of calories found in Carbs, OR Protein – combined! That is why it is crucially important to watch your fat intake, since you don’t want to end up consuming way more calories than your supposed to, because you forgot to properly track the FAT!
The image above is a meme I put together for my Facebook page about a year ago, but I posted it here because of it's relevance. At the end of the day, the way you look will come down to the types and amounts of food you consume on a regular basis...
Excess Calories are Stored as FAT
Each of us need a certain amount of calories every day to maintain our current weight. And that number all depends on how many calories we burn on an average day...
As an example, let's say that you burn an average of 2,500 calories per day... This includes the energy needed for you to perform all of your daily activities.
If that were the case, you would need to consume around 2,500 calories per day to simply maintain your current weight - to break even so to speak.
But what happens if you go over that 2,500 break-even point, and consume an extra 1,000 calories on a specific day, by eating a few extra slices of that EXTRA CHEESY and EXTRA GREESY pizza you just couldn't resist..?
Where does that extra 1,000 calories go? If it's not being burned throughout the day, it must go somewhere...
Well, it gets stored in your body, as FAT!
This is simply your body's way of storing excess energy away, for a rainy day.
Thousands of year ago, it wasn't so easy for us humans to gather food, like it is today... We had to harvest, and hunt for every calorie we consumed - and we burned many calories in the process.
So our body was designed to store fat as energy for our survival! Or else we may have starved to death...
In this day and age however, thousands of calories can be ordered and consumed in under 5 minutes, without having to barely move a finger, hunt for anything, or burn a single calorie - thanks to the advent of drive-through fast food restaurants and Chinese food delivery.
Thanks to them, we've become a generation of lazy, FAT people.
So becoming FAT is easy...
You simply have to consistently consume many more calories than you burn, and you will store fat on a daily basis, since all the excess calories will continuously be stored as fat.
Keep up that cycle, and you'll be sure to eventually become fat, and perhaps even morbidly obese.
But, I doubt you want that, or you wouldn't be reading this...
So YOU need to make sure that you are not consistently consuming more calories, than you burn!
Your metabolism is basically responsible for breaking down the calories you consume and turning them into energy that your body can use to function...
It works 24 /7 - even while you sleep! Without calories, the vital organs of the body would not be able to function. So it's not only about six-pack abs!
But everyone's metabolism varies when it comes to efficiency, and things such as age, gender, activity level, body composition, and even the foods you eat can all play a role towards how your metabolism functions.
The good news is, you can greatly increase the efficiency of your metabolism by following a proper workout program and nutrition plan. The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn throughout the day, even at rest!
And by manipulating certain calories / foods you can also help your body metabolize FAT more efficiently, and more often, as it's preferred energy source!
YES - It is possible to burn FAT while you sleep... As long as your work out hard enough, and consume the right kinds of calories, at the right times!
You want to try and build up your metabolism, by slowly adding more quality calories to your diet, while also training hard at the same time. This will increase your metabolism, and also give you more calories to work with, when you will have to create a caloric deficit, to burn fat.
Burn More Calories Than You Consume
Once your metabolism is in check, you will want to make sure you are consistently burning more calories than you consume... Since that is the only way you will ever be able to burn off the layer of belly fat covering your six-pack abs.
But you don't want to be burning TOO MANY more calories than you consume on a daily basis, or else that can work against you, by slowing down your metabolism, and by burning muscle for energy, instead of fat... And that's NOT what you want!
It's all about finding a balance between maintaining and even building muscle, while you burn off body fat... And to do that, you will still need to get enough quality calories, instead of trying to starve yourself and your body from the crucial nutrients it needs to build a toned and fit body.
So you want to try and keep a caloric deficit of anywhere between 200-500 calories per day. Not any more than that!
Once you hit a plateau however (and you eventually WILL), you will either want to drop calories by another 200-500 per day, OR increase your workout volume / intensity, so you burn off that difference in calories instead.
Follow the right plan... Stay consistent... Work your a** off in the gym... And YOU WILL achieve your fitness goals!
Hope you found this post helpful. If so, please share it with a friend, and leave a comment bellow! I'd be happy to answer any questions as well, in the comment section below...
Go and get some Abs NOW! 🙂