A great excerpt from the @theverticaldiet and falls greatly with our approach to nutrition and a reason we’ve managed to keep athlete eating a lot and get lean. I 100% approve of the Vertical Diet: “70% of your daily calories are burned at rest. This is your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). 15% of your daily calories are burned from daily activities. This is your Non Exercise
Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT). 10% of your daily calories are burned from eating food. Digesting Protein burns more
calories than fats and carbs. This is called the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). 5% of your daily calories are burned from exercise. This is called Exercise Activity
Thermogenesis (EAT). As you can see, more exercise is not the solution to more fat loss. Exercise is a
stimulus. The solution for maximum fat loss is as follows:
1. Increase your BMR by lifting weights so you add more muscle and burn more calories
2. When trying to burn calories to lose fat, Stay active throughout the day. Don't sit or
remain idle when awake, stay on your feet and keep busy. Don't underestimate how
valuable this can be.
3. Eat a high protein diet (generally 1g/lb) and eat frequent meals so as not to create a
protein deficit and to fuel increased workload.
In that order.”