|Fuel Your Body for Fat Loss
Remember that the importance of supplementing intelligently
becomes magnified when you’re on a reduced calorie
Many individuals cut calories drastically in an attempt to drop
fat quickly. Unfortunately, these same individuals are often
depriving their bodies of important nutrients for overall health
and physical fitness. They’re taking in less food and as a
result less vitamins and minerals along
with that food.
For example, a massive study of over 25,000 individuals conducted
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture clearly demonstrated that
well over half of the women who cut their fat intake below 30% of
total calories did not get enough (RDA) vitamin A, vitamin E, folic
acid,Calcium, iron, and zinc.
These are key nutrients which should not be sacrificed for the
sake of a low-fat diet.
The solution is simple: try to eat a well-rounded diet by not
cutting fat intake too drastically and supplement with quality
multi-vitamins and extra antioxidants.
Note: those who use Meal Replacement Powders (MRPs) and/or
Sports Nutrition Bars as part of their program are much less likely
to deprive themselves of these key nutrients because both are
usually fortified with extra vitamins and minerals.
USE VARIATION TO INTENSIFY YOUR PROGRESS
Have your fat reduction efforts reached a plateau? It may be time
to put the principle of Variation to work for you.
The body is incredibly adaptive and resourceful when it comes to
adjusting to any program geared at fat loss; in a word it’s
The only intelligent way to combat this resourcefulness is to
constantly change things up in your program, to get variation into
it and not allow the body to become “comfortable” and
In other words, if you’ve been doing 40 minutes of cardio
work 4 times per week for the past three months, then you may have
made some great initial progress, but it’s not uncommon for
the rate of progress to eventually slow or stagnate altogether.
Your body has become used to this training and it’s no
longer having as dramatic an effect. The solution is to mix things
up by 1) upping your intensity (go to level 7 rather than level 4);
2) breaking the routine (take a week off from cardio work, or shift
to two 60 minute sessions, or five 20 minute sessions). Change it
anyway you like, but CHANGE IT!
You should also try to apply Variation to your diet and supplement
programs as well. Cycle your calorie intake, your carb intake, your
protein intake, or all three.
If you’ve been using an ECA Stack for a while and results
have slowed, vary things up by shifting to Metabolic Thyrolean
and/or L-Glutamine for 3-4 weeks. Then go back to the ECA Stack
and watch the results you get!
The bottom line rule is if you’ve hit a sticking point or
plateau, the last thing you want to do is what you’ve been
doing. Drop the routine and start making progress again.
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