Looking to lean down without counting calories/macros?
Simple sustainable switches that can help you drop a few lbs:
1. Consume the majority of your carbohydrates post-workout. This will allow you to reap the benefits of insulin and partition the carbohydrates into your muscles vs. your fat cells.
2. Switch your refined carbs to more complex carbs. Refined carbs are usually low in fibre and usually do a poor job at satiating you, so you end up eating more to feel full. Not only will this help you feel more satiated, eating more fibrous foods will help slow down your body’s conversion of carbohydrates to sugar and stabilize blood glucose levels - which means you will have a lesser chance of storing carbohydrates as fat.
3. Instead of drinking your calories, consume water/herbal teas in place. Most liquid calories don’t satiate you, and they’re usually full of sugar. Not only will you have less water retention (when you're not drinking enough water, your body will hold onto what it has - hello survival mechanism), but drinking more water plays a major role in liver function to allow optimal fat oxidation.
4. Get your heart rate up everyday! Being more active allows your body to become more insulin sensitive, meaning it will need less insulin to burn carbohydrates and fats when you eat.
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