We know that a proper diet is one of the keys to fat loss, but it is only part of the equation. We want a smokin’ body to expose once we shed those layers of fat. When it comes to getting ripped, there are 2 keys: strength training and high intensity interval training. Low intensity, long duration cardio has numerous health benefits, but getting shredded isn’t one of them. Unfortunately, this is what I see the majority of people trying to shed fat doing. Long jogs/bike rides/walks just isn’t going to cut it. You have to work hard and get out of your comfort zone to get results.
In Part 1 of the Ultimate Fat Loss Diet plan, I talked about how the body becomes most efficient at burning fat when the majority of our calories are consumed from fat and protein, while minimizing our intake of carbohydrates. This diet also works to preserve our muscle mass so that the weight loss we experience is truly fat loss and not lean muscle mass. In Part 2, I’d like to discuss how the timing of when we eat can turbocharge our fat loss efforts.
In the About Me introductory post, I talked about how over the last 2 years I’ve gone from a weight of 240 pounds to my current weight of 185 pounds. I did this while increasing my strength and flexibility. I didn’t directly measure my body fat percentage before or currently, but the results in the mirror have been quite pleasant as well. I’m going to introduce this topic in two parts. This first part will cover the basics of what types of food to focus on. In Part 2, I’ll cover when to eat to maximize fat loss potential.