On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 3 diet tips on how to lose body fat without losing strength.
Is it possible to reduce body fat, and get beach ready lean, without losing strength?
I say yes.
Here are my 3 golden tips on how to manipulate your diet to lose body fat while maintaining your strength.
It’s important to reduce your carbohydrate intake to no more than 40% of your overall total calories.
This shouldn’t be a shock to most of you since I follow and recommend no more than 20% of total calories from carbohydrates.
If you currently eat a lot of carbohydrates, but really want to get leaner faster, start by dropping your carbohydrate intake to 40% of total calories.
Then week by week, if your body doesn’t tolerant carbohydrates very well, bring your consumption down to 20% of total calories.
For some reason, our population, including the government and the health and fitness industry, is absolutely obsessed with carbohydrate consumption.
Just take a look at the food pyramid or food guide.
According to the USDA food pyramid, we should be consuming mostly bread and cereal!
* proceeds to bang head against the fridge
In my opinion, this is completely backwards.
Think about it, our ancestors, who have 99% the same genetic makeup that we have, may have eaten less than approximately 50g of carbohydrates a day.
They didn’t suffer from the many cancers and diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, that we are stricken with today.
That looks better.
Fred Flintstone would be proud.
It is not impossible to drop your starting carbohydrate consumption down to 40% of your total calories.
After a few weeks, hopefully you will lower your carbohydrate consumption down to 20% of total calories.
NOTE: in the first couple days after lowering your carbohydrate consumption, you may feel tired and lethargic.
However, after your body adapts, usually within 4-7 days, get excited because the body fat will fall off, without losing strength.
Since you’re decreasing calories from carbohydrates, I want you to increase calories from healthy sources of fats.
Not only is fat great for your hormones and keeps you feeling full, it also has been shown to moderate insulin in your body.
Remember, when we manage insulin properly, our body turns into a fat burning machine baby.
I love fat.
A great source of fat that I use, that’s high in omega 3 fatty acids is fish oil and krill oil.
Here is the krill oil that I recommend.
Pumpkin seed oil and flax oil are also other decent sources of healthy fats, but you can’t beat the health benefits of omega 3’s from fish oil and krill oil.
Now let’s move on to the third and final thing to help you lose body fat while maintaining strength.
Take 5g of glutamine on an empty stomach in the morning and before going to bed.
I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now after I read it can help induce growth hormone release in your body.
Is that a good thing?
Naturally inducing growth hormone helps regulate body fat for both men and women.
Check out my video post on how to burn more fat by increasing growth hormone.
So those were your 3 tips on how to lose body fat without losing strength.
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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.