-In regards to fasted cardio or semi-fasted morning cardio, Poliquin doesn’t agree with either of them. We’re made to throw a rock at the rabbit, not to chase it. We’re basically anaerobic animals. The quickest way to get lean is through diet.
If you look in the world of sports, triathletes and marathon runners have body fat percentages ranging from between 11 and 14%. Four-hundred to 800 meter runners have body fat between 4 and 6%. Exercise intensity is the key, not duration. Take a picture of all the fat cows on the bikes at Gold’s or World Gym. Go back next year and compare: they’re all still fat or more likely: fatter!
The problem with exercise physiology is that many people look at the world through a straw. If you look at the fuel burned during exercise that’s one thing, but you also have to look at the fuel burned to recover from exercise. That’s where most people screw up. All morning cardio does is fatigue the adrenal glands.
-People that crave sugar may be lacking from enough total calories in their diet or they may not have enough fat in their diet. It is also possible for people to be suffering from a fungal infection or gluten intolerance. One recommendation to help the cravings is to mix glutamine in water any time you feel the cravings come on. You can get glutamine at any nutrition store. Mix a tablespoon in a glass of water and drink
-When consuming meat it is important to only eat 100% grassfed meat. It is important to differentiate organic meat versus grassfed. Organic may not always be grassfed. By consuming grassfed meat you will avoid all of the hormones and antibiotics. You will also ingest a better ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Most industrial animal feed raises the levels of omega-6 fatty acids, which negatively affects our health. It is important to consume as much omega-3ï¿½??s as possible.
-Do not eat soy at all unless it is tempeh, miso, or edamame. It is extremely important to only eat fermented soy products. Non-fermented soy has adverse affects on the thyroid gland, which can cause lots of serious diseases. One ingredient to be aware of is soy protein isolate. Julie stated that she has seen many instances of soy protein isolate consumption causing womenï¿½??s hair to fall out. Soy milk has 20 times more manganese than breast milk. High levels of manganese in children have been linked to A.D.D. For more information read ï¿½??The Whole Soy Storyï¿½?? by Dr. Kaayla Daniel.
-Salt should only be consumed if there is color to it. Salt should be grey, beige, or pink. Traditional table salt, being white, has been stripped of all its minerals. They claimed that table salt was pretty much poison. Consuming a product like Celtic Sea Salt is much better for you.
-As I have stated many times, high fructose corn syrup is one of the worst things you can ingest. It has been linked to negatively affecting eyesight among many other things. As the incidence of high fructose corn syrup increased in Americanï¿½??s diets so did the level of obesity and disease.
-When selecting a whey protein make sure that it has a high immunoglobin content and that the container says ï¿½??low heat treated.ï¿½?? Otherwise you are getting a low quality whey protein. They also recommend rotating the protein powders you use to avoid building a sensitivity. One recommended brand was Whey Stronger.
-A good source of omega-3 fatty acids is flax seed. It is better to get the milled seeds than the oil. Either way make sure to refrigerate upon opening. Flax seed can help lower the amount of estrogen-16 in womenï¿½??s bodies. Estrogen-16 causes fat storage in the hips and thighs among other things.
People whose body fat is stored in the belly have too high levels of stress hormone. One cause of high levels of stress hormone is too much steady state cardio.
-A good post-workout shake should be consumed immediately after finishing exercising. An ideal drink for someone who is relatively lean would use one part whey concentrate to four parts maltodextrin or some form of carbohydrate. If you have a higher body fat percentage, use more protein.
An interesting issue was that eating eggs everyday is bad. Ideally always eat free range eggs, but even doing that everyday can lead to an egg sensitivity. They recommend eating eggs every few days.
The most important supplements to take.
-Fish oil is a healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil has been shown to decrease inflammation and increase brain function. Charles also claimed that the consumption of fish oil has been linked to helping every known disease in history. When selecting a fish oil make sure it is medical grade and that it comes in a dark bottle. They also recommend varying the brands of fish oil you consume to avoid building a tolerance. Fish oil must be refrigerated after opening.
-A good multivitamin will help meet nutritional deficiencies. In order to find a good multi look at the kind of magnesium in the vitamin. If it is magnesium oxide the vitamin is worthless. Also, the manganese content should be as low as possible, with less than 5-7 grams per day.
-They also recommend consuming a good green drink a day. A green drink is a combination of lots of healthy vegetables in a powdered form that when added to water makes a healthy drink. Recommended brands were Paleogreen or Greenï¿½??s First.
The top five supplements for fat loss
CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid
That is a brief explanation of all that was covered at the seminar. The overall message was, eat whole, unprocessed foods that are best for you individually. That means finding out what your nutritional needs are, whether you try using metabolic typing or personally visiting Dr. Bruce Fong at Sierra Integrative Medical Center. They said that the upcoming trends in nutrition will be the increasing individual evaluation of nutritional needs and that food will be viewed as medicine when used properly. Interesting food for thought