Good morning followers of Burch Fitness!
This is a quick letter designed to simply throw out some tips n tricks that I find helpful throughout my daily battle with with the bulge and in pursuit of my chase for more muscle, less fat and a healthier existence.
Remember to email me any questions you may have that I don’t cover or that develop as you read along.
Here we go!
- Are all carbs bad? No, in fact carbs aren’t bad. They’re simply the primary energy source our bodies prefer. TOO many carbs can be an issue causing weight gain, and worse yet, issues such as diabetes.
- What carbs should I avoid? Refined starches and sugars have helped spawn the current epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes so avoid those.
- Are all FATS bad? No, but because Saturated Fats can raise blood levels of certain cholesterols (bad LDL) and triglycerides having high levels of both simply isn’t a good thing (IF you want to keep living). Saturated Fats are found in fatty animals foods and dairy. So, just watch your intake IF your doc has indicated you are one of these folks w/ high level of LDL and Triglycerides. Opt for Monounsaturated fats: olive oil, avocado, and Omega 3 (polyunsaturated fat).
- A little everyday goes a looong way. Consistency and Patience rule the world (much of the time). Using a device like the Fitbit and engaging in some friendly competition with other Fitbit(ers) can really prompt you to move when normally you would not have. Try it! It works!
- Wear inspiring gear! Yeah, buy a nice shirt (Click Here for Cool Burch Gear) that puts you in the mood to get moving or at least when you’re wearing it you don’t wanna get busted with a Snickers and Coke in your hands.
- Full body, compound exercises for fast, efficient and very effective workouts. Be on the lookout for my next article where I discuss The Big 5! The Big 5 workout has changed many lives.
- What is the best diet? It’s the diet that you can sustain, that keeps you healthy and sexy and that doesn’t break the bank. I prefer intermittent fasting, ketogenic eating and weekly cyclical “dieting”. I’ll review all of these in future articles. Of course, you can hit me up via email (that’s what $4/month gets you) and learn about any and all should you choose to expedite your learning and your results.
- Acknowledge the MIND-BODY connection NOW! You might as well because it exists and disconnecting the two is nearly impossible. When your physiological/biological processes are in order, your MIND is optimal and you operate with some significant armor in place with regards to your mental state/physical state. Your brain runs on fuel. Your heart pumps that fuel to your brain. Your enzymatic and hormonal processes (literally 1000s of them) chemically interact and alter that fuel. Are you a Pinto or a Porsche?!
- Muscle: This is quite simple and straightforward. Protein contains amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle; therefore, one requires a minimal amount of protein in order to build muscle. It’s not as much as magazines and supplement (protein) companies would have you believe BUT you do need it to sustain and definitely to grow more. That being said, all the protein in the world won’t develop mew muscle without resistance training. You must provide “overload” in order for the body to develop positive physical adaptations or muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Can’t build a brick wall without bricks (protein/amino acids) and even with bricks you still need brick layers (resistance training) to turn them into a wall.
This is a good stopping point!
Go forth and have a terrific rest of the week. Remember to ask questions.
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