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5 Nutrition Strategies That Beat "Extra Exercise"

Updated: Feb 22, 2019

Does Working Out More Help You Get & Stay Leaner? My answer may shock you.

Here’s why working out more doesn’t help you get the physique you’d like. Have you ever been to an all you can eat buffet!?

Chances are you have.

At an establishment like that, you can have all the steak and seafood you’d like to eat. I want you to imagine it. Imagine walking up and piling it on to your plate. Sitting down. Taking a huge bite.

Ummm. I bet it was good.

Now I want you to imagine going to a high-end steak house. Paying for a $75 steak and a nice drink of choice. As you cut through your food it separates like hot knife through butter.

You take a bite and the flavors melt in your mouth.

Which one would you prefer?

Option 1: All you can eat?

Option 2: High-end Steak Experience

Most of you should have selected option 2.


Because more isn’t always better.

When we exercise more, we put our body into much higher stress levels. These higher stress levels mean much more recovery is needed. Usually people are already consuming lower amounts of calories to stay lean. Add in more exercise and you have a recipe for disaster.

High levels of exercise combined with lower levels of minimally processed foods can result in the following.

· Decrease mood and performance

· Decreased strength levels

· Increased rates of injury

· Irritability & Anxiety

· Poor Sleep Patterns

· Decreased Hormonal Function

· Decreased Lean Muscle Mass

Here are 5 Things you can do instead of focusing on more exercise to get lean and stay lean forever.

1. Increasing Nutrient Dense Food – Consuming more nutrient dense foods like lean sources of protein, vegetables high in fiber, legumes and other healthy grains.

2. Meal Spacing – Spacing foods out throughout the day every 3 to 4 hours will help keep blood glucose levels steady and prevent over/binge eating episodes.

3. Body Type Nutrition – Customizing your macronutrient intake based on your body type. The 3 most common are Ectomorph, Mesomorph & Endomorph.

4. Nutritional Periodization – Just like increasing or decreasing weights in training, our food intake should fluctuate with our training. More activity equals more food demand needed.

5. Water Manipulation Strategies – Dehydration is one of the more common struggles for adults. Because most of us are dehydrated, simply focus on drinking enough each day. Recommendation are 2 liters per day of water for the average adult.

Want to learn more about nutrition and how to get lean/stay lean, Email us to get details about our upcoming Free Nutrition Seminar on January 22nd @ 6:45 PM. Event hosted at Impact Performance & Fitness.

To work directly with myself or my team, hit the link below to apply for a Free Assessment.

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