I get asked all the time…
“Brad, how do you eat so much food and still maintain 8% body fat, 365 days per year?”.
Well, on this episode of Live Lean TV, I’m going to share 3 ways to lose fat, the old school way, the traditional way, and then the Supercharged Live Lean Nation way.
I’ve never been on a “diet”.
I’m not blessed with “awesome genetics”.
But I follow a lifestyle that allows me to eat a lot of food, and still rock abs 365 days a year. We all know to burn fat you need to be in a caloric deficit. And a caloric deficit is just a fancy word for burning more calories than you’re taking in (energy out is greater than energy in). That’s the simple part. But did you know there are…
Here’s a simple example:
Meet Joe Smith…
Joe is a research analyst at a major bank. He made a promise to his wife of 15 years that he is going to lose his unhealthy fat.
To help Joe out, I’m going to show an example of 3 different ways to get to the same 500 calorie deficit. The old school way, the traditional way, and the Supercharged Live Lean Nation way.
No exercise. Just dieting.
– Calories burned from just living: 2,100
– Calories in from food: 1,600
– Caloric deficit: -500 calories
Traditional low intensity cardio. Leading to 250 additional calories being burned.
– Calories burned from just living + low intensity workout: 2,350
– Calories in from food: 1,850 (allowing you to eat an additional 250 calories)
– Caloric deficit: -500 calories
Live Lean style workouts. Leading to 650 additional calories being burned.
– Calories burned from just living + Live Lean workout: 2,750
– Calories in from food: 2,250 (allowing you to eat an additional 500 calories)
– Calorie deficit: -500 calories
At the end of the day they are all creating a 500 caloric deficit, however the variables to get there are different.
If losing fat was just a numbers game, all three strategies would be equal. However, this is more about science than mathematics. Everything you put in your body (and under some circumstances, what you don’t put in your body) as well as your physical activity creates a hormonal reaction.
Strategy A: is creating a hormonal reaction (slowing metabolism due to low calorie intake) that is working against the body to burn fat.
Strategy B: is creating a slightly better hormonal environment because you are eating more and moving your body a bit more…but…
Strategy C: As you probably guessed, Strategy C is the clear winner.
Your body is smarter than you think. When you drastically decrease the amount of calories you take in, your body gets scared and goes into survival mode. The body doesn’t know when it will be fed again so the body holds on to the fat stores as energy for survival.
When you eat more high protein and healthy fat foods that are lower in sugar, your body releases the fat storage as energy as it knows more food is coming within a few hours.
If you’re one of those people that’s starving yourself, and a slave to the treadmill for 3 hours a day, you’re essentially becoming a smaller fat person. In other words, the weight you’re losing is probably muscle not fat. This is because your body is holding on to the fat for survival thus leaving muscle to be burned. Not what you want to do as muscle is the key metabolic driver and is what keeps your metabolism going.
Eat more of the right types of food + Workout using more of the right types of exercises = torching fat faster!
When you exercise, you increase your metabolism by building more muscle, you burn more calories, and you elevate the amount of fat burning enzymes in your body.
You’re also keeping your body happy by feeding it an adequate amount of calories (which keeps your body from going into fat survival storage mode) and once again you’re increasing your metabolism. Win-win!
…to creating a healthy calorie deficit while still eating a lot of food… click here to check out my Ultimate Live Lean Superpack. This superpack is supercharged to help you build lean muscle and torch fat faster.It’s time to get to work!
This Ultimate Live Lean Superpack includes my best selling programs:
—> Live Lean Afterburn (12 week in-gym weight training program)
—> Live Lean Sprint (18 week hiit cardio program)
—> Live Lean Abs (28 days direct ab training video program)
—> Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook (over 200 low carb recipes)
—> 8 Week Meal Plan (using recipes from the Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook)
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.