In the tradition of
Keeping It Super Simple
…people always ask me for
exercise and nutrition tips,
and I thought I’d give you a quick write up on the most commonly asked questions.
- Carbs: The only time you can get away with eating carbs without your body holding on to them and storing them as fat is to eat them after your workout. More specifically, you can eat almost any kind of carb and it’s the best time for simple carbs. ALWAYS take protein (whey or a lean food source) with your carbs…especially after a workout!
- Don’t eat fat up to 90 minutes after your workout. You want carbs and protein to replenish your glycogen in muscles and repair damage from your workout. Fat slows this process.
- Do not buy anything with “High Fructose Corn Syrup” or “Hydrogenated/Partially Hydrogenated Oils.” HFCS prepares your body to store food as fat (not to mention it’s pure SUGAR!) and the oils are chemically altered and your body can’t process them, thus it’s stored, again, as fat. Avoid them at all costs! They are in boxed foods, many cereals, everything processed, and even in ketchup! Be careful, and always read the ingredients on everything you buy!
- Interval cardio burns belly fat! 15-30 minutes max is all you need. Pick any cardio equipment and stick to HARD intervals. Anything less than an all out max won’t work as well. The harder you do this the better your results and the less time you have to spend doing it. Try 40 seconds of easy cardio followed by 20 seconds of your hardest…max! Do that for 15-30 minutes—no breaks in between intervals. When that gets easy, bump it to 60 easy, 30 seconds hard.
Throw these tips into your gym/nutrition routine and get better results much faster!