Rule #4 – Alright, please listen closely.  This is where most people lose it when it comes to performance nutrition.

Exercise does not take place of Nutrition!  As a matter of fact, you cannot lose fat quickly and efficiently unless you are on a negative calorie balance: taking in fewer calories than you are burning. Neither can you gain muscle tissue quickly and efficiently unless you are in a positive calorie balance: taking in more calories than you would need to maintain your current weight.

So how do you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?  YOU CANNOT!  You must alter the periods of negative calorie balance with periods of positive calorie balance.  It doesn’t matter if you are trying to lose total body weight, stay at the same weight or gain weight.

This alteration will

  • Readjust your BMR ( Basal Metabolic Rate, or the number of calories your body would burn if you stayed in bed all day). upward, making it easier to keep fat off
  • Support tissue and lean tissue building through insulin and glucagon control.

Stay YUMMY!!!

From the Yummy foods Girl!!