Diets For Decreasing Body Fat
The key to decreasing body fat is to decrease you caloric intake.
ANY diet that decreases calories, placing you in a caloric deficit will work.
A Crazy Example: The Twinkee Diet
To prove the point that decreasing body fat/weight is ALL about decreasing calories, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, went on the “Twinkee Diet”.
The “Twinkee Diet” was composed of any all junk food but limited caloric intake, ensuring Haub was in a caloric deficit.
Haub lost 27 lbs and dropped his BMI from 28.8 to 24.9. Ironically, Haub’s lipid profile improved.
Again, the point Haub wanted to make is a decrease in caloric intake is where it starts. Haub stated that it wasn’t a diet that he’d recommend.
To reiterate, ANY diet that decrease calorie intake, ensuring a caloric deficit will work.
Timing Food Intake
Research by Dr Brad Schoenfeld had demonstrated that Pre and Post Workout Nutritional Consumption doen’t matter.
Carbohydrates (glycogen) is only needed for Glycolytic System Athletes (e.g. Soccer, Basketball, etc)
Carbohydrates are not necessary for…
Phosphagen System Athletes: Athletes in sports which take less than 30 second to complete.such as Olympic Lifter, Powerlifters, etc.
Oxidative System Athletes: Endurance Athletes such as distance Runners, Bikers, etc.
Refractory “Eating” Period
Dr Layne Norton’s (PhD Nutrition, World Class Powerlifter and Natural Pro-Card Bodybuilder) research found that protein absorption is optimized when consumed about every 4 - 5 hours.
Quality Protein of approximately 30-40 gram provide and anabolic effect.
The Take Home Message
“Calories count”, any diet that restrict caloric and places you in a caloric deficit will work.
ANY diet that reaches that objective will work.
Experiment and chose a diet that you can live with.