body composition

Top #10 Reasons We Love Carbs for Fat-Loss

Carbohydrates - The ‘Performance Fuel’ Macronutrient - or the devil for fat-loss?

What high performing athletes use to fuel their success in sport, what ‘Gym Junkies’ should be using to fuel their workouts, but what most people blame for their lack of results..

Unfortunately there is a major misconception in the fitness industry that “Carbohydrates” = Fat-Gain

Some would even describe ‘Carbs as being the devil’ - “As soon as I eat Carbs, I just blow up”

For most of us (barring any major intolerance’s or insulin sensitivity issues) the very reason you may not be hitting your performance goals in the gym, or body composition goals in the mirror is because we aren’t eating enough Carbs.

Not only are most Carbohydrate foods delicious and life without them can be miserable, there are actually #10 very valid reasons to back up our opinion:

Eating Yourself Lean: The PPS Approach to Body Transformations

THE CLASSIC APPROACH TO GETTING LEAN

In the Body Composition & Body Transformation world, the most common method to induce fat-loss is to ‘Eat Less & Move More’.
This is typically based around creating a ‘Calorie Deficit’
i.e. eating less food than you burn to encourage your body to use body-fat for fuel.

The only problem with this method in the long-term, is that the body will always adapt.

Which means; you have to continually reduce calories, or increase exercise to be in a caloric deficit and eventually you start to hit rock-bottom, causing your results will plateau.

Why Diets Don't Work: How To Beat The Binge And See Results That Last In The Gym

Have you ever gone through the pain and frustration of losing a lot of excess body-weight in an effort to feel: healthier, more comfortable and more confident?

You did all the right things the media tells you to do…

You cut out sugar, stopped eating carbs after 6pm, cut yourself off socially and only ate ‘healthy’ food…

You went all in and for a short while, it worked.

The weight melted off and for what felt like a split second, you saw big changes in the mirror.

But something was wrong; you felt hollow and empty inside and felt the results didn’t quite match the extreme effort you put in. Then unfortunately the results you did see, didn’t last...

Why You Should Prioritise Performance Over Pain In The Gym For Greater Results

“Man I’m really sore after the workout, it must have really worked!”

“I could really feel the burn’

“I must be on track to burn all the fats and build all the muscles this week!”

Are you measuring your progress in the gym by ‘How much pain you inflicted’ or by ‘How well you actually performed?

The Power of Perspective and Dangers of Comparison

"How on earth do you Bench 'x' kg?!"

- One of our tribe members asked me this yesterday when comparing his Bench-Press to my Bench-Press. He has only been with us for a short-time (less than 9 months) and has come from barely being able to press the bar, to now being able to complete 80KG for multiple reps.

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