When it comes to losing weight and burning fat there are plenty of myths and truths that can confuse you. My friend Craig Ballantyne will debunk a few of these myths for you so you can get focused, burn fat, and get the body you have always wanted.
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I get muscle building and weight loss nutrition questions all the time.
Recently I was asked about eating carbohydrates and protein at the same time and if that was a bad thing to do.
These sorts of questions get me going…
I can’t stand that type of obsessive – compulsive thinking…
there’s no reason to be worried about the small details!
Today I would like to share with you two fat loss myths
- You can’t eat late at night
I recently blew this myth, flying from Toronto to Orange County. I didn’t eat until I arrived at 8pm California time, what was 11pm to me had I been back home in Toronto.
So that’s 5 hours past my normal dinner time.
But “nutrition experts” are going to tell me I can’t eat now?
They want you to head off to bed without any supper?
Who do they think they are, some kind of evil villain from a Mother
Goose nursery rhyme?
Some type of wicked step-mother nutrition witch, or something?
Well, I’ll have my dinner whenever I want, thank you very much. And if that means eating at 9pm, then that’s when I’ll eat.
The bottom line: It’s not WHEN you eat, it’s HOW MUCH you eat.
By the way, just to horrify these so-called nutrition experts even more, I even ordered a pizza when I ate at 9pm last Thursday. Then again, I ate dinner with Mr. Cheat Diet, Joel Marion…
You must use protein shakes if you want to lose fat/gain muscle
Survey says, “Wrong!”
There has never been a scientific study showing that you’ll build muscle or burn fat better if you eat more than 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight.
That translates to LESS than one gram of protein per pound of body weight.
So yes, it’s fine to round up to one gram per pound, BUT that ONLY works if you are relatively lean.
If you are more than 20% fat, you do NOT need anywhere near one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.
Let’s say you’re a 175 pound guy or a 145 pound woman with 20% fat.
At most, you’ll need one gram per pound of LEAN body mass (that’s your total weight minus your fat weight).
So our man would need 140 grams of protein and our female would need 115 grams of protein per day.
That is SO EASY to get through REAL FOOD that you don’t need to suck down the “swill” that nutrition stores sell you (aka – protein powder).
Just check out how much protein you get from REAL food:
- 1 ounce of meat = 7-10 grams of protein
- 1 ounce of fish = 6 grams of protein
- 1 egg = 7 grams of protein
- cup of kidney beans or black beans = 15 grams of protein
- 1 tbspn peanut butter = 4 grams of protein
- 1 slice of bread = 5 grams of protein
So you see, you don’t need bad-tasting powders when you can eat real, delicious foods for all your protein needs.
Instead, keep your nutrition SIMPLE. Focus on whole, natural foods and limit high-calorie, high-sugar foods to just a couple of treats per week. Combine that with your favorite Turbulence Training workouts and you’ll lose fat fast.