Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 2

Welcome, ladies and gents, to “Part 2” of this 3 part series.

In “Part 1,” I discussed dietary fat and its role in a healthy diet.

In case you missed it, you can check that out, here.

This post will deal with Carbohydrates.

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Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 1

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I generally don’t like them because they tend to do more harm than good.

When folks ascribe to a particular ideology or way of thinking, they usually cease viewing the world in an objective way.

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short amount of time on this earth, it’s that very seldom are things either completely one way or the other.

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White Vs. Brown

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People are funny.

We’ll rationalize any and everything so as to justify our behavior.

Take, for instance, our lifestyle and dietary choices:

I have clients that smoke.

I have clients that drink a bit too much, quite a bit too often.

I have clients that eat fried foods on a regular basis.

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Eating For Muscle Growth And Performance

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Fat Loss Made Easy.”

While the majority of people need to reduce their body fat levels, there are a select few that are looking to gain weight, build muscle, and maximize performance.

Let me be clear.

If you are overweight, don’t even think about going on a mass gaining diet until your body fat levels are in check.

For men, this will be sub 12%

For women, sub 20%.

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“Working Out” Vs. Training

Train (verb) – to prepare someone or be prepared for a job, activity, or sport by learning skills or by mental or physical exercise.

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“Working Out” Vs. Training

170 lbs. and 12% body fat.

185 lbs. and sub 10% body fat.

That’s the difference between the two pictures on the left.

That’s also the difference between walking into a gym to “work out,” and walking into a gym to train.

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