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No Diet System is More Important Than Nutrition Basics

In this installment of the video Q & A series, we try to uncover some of the potential reasons why a dieter is suffering from low energy and increasing body fat.

WHAT WE COVERED

  • The no bullsh*t truth.  No diet structure — whether it be Intermittent Feast, intermittent fasting, traditional bodybuilding/fitness nutrition and the 6-Shooter Spread — is a “miracle cure” that allows you to overlook diet fundamentals.  Don’t let anyone — including me — sell you that their system is more important than nutrition basics.
  • Examples:  Intermittent Feast will NOT allow you to lose fat if you’re in a calorie surplus.  Intermittent Feast will NOT allow you to eat crap and be healthy.  Intermittent Feast will NOT provide you miraculous energy if you are combining no-carb diets with anaerobic training, etc.
  • 1. Get Your Diet Numbers Right.  This is the most important step to achieve any body composition goal — targeted calories based on the physique goal, adequate protein to support lean muscle mass either way, the right distribution of carbs and fats based on activity levels, etc.
  • 2. Optimize Food Choices.   This takes care of the health aspects of a diet and can make it a lot easier to stay within your numbers (real, whole foods are way more satiating than refined foods).
  • 3. Find a Sustainable Diet Structure.  Meal frequency and food distribution is predominantly about making your diet plan practical, sustainable, and functional as a lifestyle plan.  Use whatever works best. I believe in Da Feast!
  • My continuing battles with my frickin’ Whiteboard.