Scott, I am very concerned about gaining fat during Halloween and holidays to follow. What do you recommend so that I can have some sugary stuff without gaining a bunch of body fat during the last couple months of the year? ~ Sandy
Sandy, I would suggest using the Day 22 Carb Load approach on Halloween and other holidays so you can enjoy yourself without gaining body fat. You can support faster rates of body fat loss by using the correct carb sources, timing and amounts, especially following intense exercise. Halloween kicks off the holiday season of poor food choices and less exercise for many people which leads to fast body fat accumulation, low energy and a lousy mood. The right strategies will help you earn great progress during the last two months of the year while feeling great.
Scott@infinityfitness.com to get free copies of the Day 22 Carb Load, 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition plan and Strip 18 Fat Loss weight training plan file so that you can burn fat fast while finishing the year very strong. All of the items above do not have corn oil, HFCS, soy bean oil, canola oil, or grapeseed oil.
Carbs and a Log to the Fat Burning Fire
Including carbohydrates every few weeks is very important for body fat loss through several proven pathways. While sugar is not ideal, it fits better on the Day 22 Carb Load and after training than at other times. Carbohydrates can provide a macronutrient cycling tool to prevent metabolic staleness, increase fat burning hormones and to lower stress hormones. An extended period of zero carbohydrate, high protein and medium dietary fats for example can result in difficulties with body fat loss following a short period of time. We include carbohydrates to keep the metabolic fire going!
Keep Billions of Fat Cells Clean and Pristine
We find great tasting snacks for clients that do not have soy bean oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, corn oil or margarine which are becoming more widely available. These bad dietary fat ingredients screw up fat cell function which makes billions of your fat cells more efficient with fat storage. Cleansing fat cells by making good food choices including grass fed beef is a key step in the right direction towards long term leanness.
Intense Training Before You Eat Halloween Snacks
“Carbohydrates are activity dependent”, is a saying Dr. Eric Serrano, MD uses on a daily basis with his patients when discussing personalized nutrition plans. The Strip 18 Fat Loss weight training program burns a tremendous amount of calories, boosts fat burning hormones, spikes metabolism, burns muscle glycogen and creates an environment ideal for carbohydrate consumption. Changing the weight load during the set allows for longer sets despite a fatigued state which is a pre-cursor for growth hormone which has tremendous natural fat burning benefits. Structured plans with protocols that not only bring great results, but also energize clients, drive the level of consistency needed to maximize success. The intense exercise creates a metabolic and hormonal environment more likely to use carbohydrates instead of converting them into stored body fat. The quality of the fat burning interval or weight training session does impact the bottom line to open up space for the excess carbohydrate to be stored within hungry muscles.
Glycogen is stored carbohydrate within the muscle bellies and emergency storage within the liver. The more muscle a person has the more glycogen storage capacity is available all things being equal. Depleting the muscle glycogen puts the body in a better situation to transition into using more stored fat as a fuel source. Replenishing muscle glycogen every few weeks does have benefits including improved performance and body composition. Depleting glycogen before a large day of carb consumption does help to prevent excess carbohydrate spilling over into new body fat.
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for a free copies of the Day 22 Carb Load, 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan and Strip 18 Fat Loss weight training program. We can discuss your individual situation and goals 7 days per week to help you finish the year better than it started.
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Author of the 100% Fitness Solution eBook and Director of Infinity Fitness is a highly regarded performance nutrition and training specialist. In addition to designing customized programs for his celebrity, weekend warrior and executive clients, Scott works daily with professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and NCAA. Scott has built an excellent reputation providing effective supplements, cutting-edge information and unmatched service to thousands of clients worldwide since 1999.