There’s so many different theories out there as to what kinds of food make us fat. Some say too many fats, some say carbs will do it. Different diets have different methods too, such as the carb-free diets. The key to burning that fat is not necessarily dropping one type of food from our eating habits, but balancing those foods. Our bodies need energy. And energy comes from carbs, fats, and proteins. We just need to know when to eat each of those energies. Everybody’s body is different and reacts to foods and training differently. Someone who loses muscle mass and fat very quickly (ectomorph) will eat and train much heavier than someone who puts on muscle and fat easily (endomorph).
The equation is simply this: If you take in more than you expend, you will put on weight. But if the calories we do take in are out of balance, then our bodies quickly become unbalanced. So here’s some quick tips to keep a balanced diet:
Eat those carbs BEFORE your workout. Limit your carbs immediately after and eliminate any after 5pm!
For maintance, eat about 35% of your bodyweight in grams of protein. So if you weigh 150lbs, you should take in approxiamtely 50g of protein. Take in the majority of it right after your workout and then eat your next meal about 30-45 minutes following that.
Some fats are healthy….heart healthy. Unsaturated fats such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are good. You can get plenty of these through any kind of nuts and peanut butter (natural peanut butter). Stay away from saturated fats and trans fats!
Some fruit is good…too much will overload you on sugar. Try to eat a couple servings of vegetables instead throughout the day!