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The Results Killer...

Posted Oct 07 2008 7:18pm

By Ron McDonald Jr., CPT

Beware! The "Results Killer" is still on the loose. There is nothing more deadly to a weight (fat) loss program than "poor" nutrition a.k.a the "Results Killer". Once the Results Killer gets a hold of your weight-loss (fat) program, it can be a real tragedy. Do I need to call in the Special Victims Unit (SVU) for this case?

In my line of work, I don't think I can count the number of times I have witnessed someone become victim to the Results Killer. Its like people don't understand; so it's my job to help you understand. There is basically nothing that can be done to out-train a poor diet. This would include overeating and under eating. Yes I said "under eating" Too little calories can have just as much effect on your results as eating too many calories daily. Both these scenarios can sabotage your results. Its like digging a grave for your results with a knife and fork. I apologize for the morbid example, but I think it gets your attention.

To protect yourself from the Results Killer, keep reading. If you looking for a quick fix or a "make me superfit-instantly-right now-today" pill you come to the wrong place.

To keep the Results Killer at bay your diet should consist mainly of lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. Keep starches and refined carbs to a minimum. Drink plenty of fluids (primarily water), and try to eat at least 4-5 small meals per day. This will help your body maintain blood sugar levels and keep burning fat (when your not in the gym). When it comes to carbohydrates there are “good” carbs and there are “bad” carbs just like there is “good” and “bad” fats. “Good” carbs include starchy vegetables (like leafy green spinach), whole-grain breads such as wheat breads, rices, and pastas with low fat and little sugar added, and fibrous fruits such as strawberries and apples. “Bad” carbs include potato chips, candies, sugary sweets like cakes and cookies, and French fries. Just keep it simple.

However, when it comes to weight loss (fat), it’s calories in versus calories out at the end of the day. So this means even overeating on healthy food can be a "Results Killer" as well. You must create a caloric deficit, while eating enough protein and essential fats. You simply can't get around this. The most effective way to create that deficit is to use a combination of quality nutrition and exercise. This fights fat and the "Results Killer" from all angles.

"Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom" ~ Jack LaLanne

Be Well.

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