It's relatively easy to burn body fat and get lean body just by reducing food consumption, but without understanding the fundamental nutrition basics it will be very difficult to achieve shredded and functional physique and keep it forever. And the goal is to make the results sustainable and live #shredded365 lifestyle 😜
Here are some fundamental nutrition guidelines that I stick to on regular basis :
1️⃣Avoid all GMO and processed foods at all cost !
2️⃣Avoid refined sugar and gluten containing products (its only causes inflammation and multiple heart and gut issues !) Your gut health should always be a priority!
3️⃣Implement Carb Cycling into your diet. If you want to be productive and maintain low body fat , it's a MUST (usually I go higher in carbs on heavy training days like back and legs )
4️⃣Minimize carb intake in the first part of the day! Especially first meal of the day (perfect scenario is protein and healthy fats only). Double down on high quality carbs (whole grains, fruits) after workout and in the last meal of the day !
5️⃣Consume larger complete meals less frequently (2-3 times a day max) do not eat 6-8 meals a day if you wanna be healthy and get shredded! All it does is constantly rises insulin and blood sugar not allowing the hormones to get balanced and work optimally!
6️⃣ focus on getting good quality sleep 7-8 hours minimum! It's critical for proper hormones functioning, No supplement will substitute this aspect of life !
0️⃣ Bonus tip : even though I ve never been a proponent of fasting as it's not very optimal for muscle growth recently I've been studying this aspect more and started to implement sort of mild version of intermittent fasting (I only go for 12 hours without eating) and it seems to work amazingly , energy and mental clarity wise in particular and no muscle loss ! Give it a try 💪🏼
There are more things to know about nutrition but even if you implement these you will see results 100%
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