One of the things people ask me
is will H.I.I.T help me burn fat and lose weight. The answer is YES
.....and no. YES it will help you burn fat BUT if you do not have a
proper nutrition plan then no it will not help you lose
weight...NOTHING will. Sorry folks but proper nutrition and smart
exercise go hand and hand. That is the bad news. The good news is we
are going to help you and it is easier than you may think..
off NEVER mention the word Diet around me!!
A) They don't work because they set you up to fail
2) Eating is a part of life you should enjoy!
I want you to eat BUT I want you to make smart choices . I want to
show you how to eat so you are not reliant on ordering someone else's
pre packaged food.Or some new fad diet that only consists eating foods
that begin with the letter G like grapefruits, gizzards and garbanzo
beans.Or some other nonsense diet that only lets you eat one food
group the rest of your life. The problem is the second you stop the
weight comes back on and you feel depressed, like YOU failed. Many
times the depression or " failure" you are experiencing leads to even
more weight put back on than when you started the "diet " in the first
But before I tell you what to eat I am going to tell you what NOT to
2) Lose the whites! We are talking breads, sugars, white rice, and
potatoes. You can substitute 100% whole wheat breads, stevia instead
of artificial sweeteners, brown rice and sweet potato.
3) Lose the sodas!! Diet ones too. Yes although the diet ones have
less or zero calories they have chemicals that can dehydrate you and
inhibit raising your metabolism. No sugary artificial fruit juices
4) Must I state the obvious? Ok I will. No cakes, cookies, ice cream,
fried foods or any junk like that. I don't care if it is fat free with
the newest lab produced chemical to take the place of sugar. It will
bog down your cells and slow down your metabolism. Lets use common
sense here folks.
Ok now the good part of what you can eat . I want you to eat 5-6 times
a day of moderate meals and/or snacks for six days rather than having
three major meals. We want to try and eat every 2-3 hours. This plan
helps to maintain the energy levels by avoiding insulin spikes
associated with large meals.The reason is small meals keep your body
furnace revving high. If your body knows it is going to eat again it
will not be as likely to store foods as fat . It will use them as
fuel. It also gives your body the fuel it needs to keep your cells
revving so it can burn fat. Sound harsh so far? No it doesn't. Look at
all the food you get to eat so you don't ever really feel hungry .
PLUS wait on the 7th day you get a surprise. Keep reading.
Your meals should consist of healthy foods and consist of a fist-sized
portion of proteins and good carbohydrates, at least 2 portions of
vegetables, and consume 8-10 glasses of water daily. Protein foods can
include items such as lean meat, poultry, egg whites, cottage cheese,
or fish. Carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, brown rice are good
choices. A tablespoon of healthy oils are also recommended, such as
flax seed oil. I actually made a list of recommended foods below.
Some of you are asking "Scott have you been sparring with out head
gear again? I can't eat 5-6 meals a day who has the time or stomach
Yes I get it. So I recommend 2-3 small to moderate meals, 1-2 protein
shakes and 1 -2 snacks of fruits,vegetables almonds or walnuts ( raw
kind) or maybe some hummus.
The protein shake I use is an all natural one called About Time.
I swear by it because it is the only one I know that is all natural
cost friendly and really tastes awesome! I actually crave it and use
it as a breakfast meal and mid day meal pick me up. It is the only
protein shake I recommend and I have not had 1 single client turn away
Click here to read more about it and order it.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. this has a 2 pronged effect. It
keeps you hydrated which in turn keeps your cells operating in full
throttle which keeps your metabolism high AND it also keeps you
feeling full so you have less cravings.
Ok here is the surprise. On the seventh day, you can take a break --
free to eat anything you want !!!!!!!!!!! I mean ANYTHING!! That's
right you want chocolate cake? Go ahead. Pizza you ask? Yup. Ice
cream? Calzone, Chinese food, French fries? Yes, Yes and ummm....YES!!!
I call this my cheat day. Hey if you deprive yourself of these foods
to long you are going to quit and again "fail". We have to live. What
are your goals to never enjoy your favorite foods again? To starve?
NO!! If you follow the H.I.I.T workout and this nutrition plan your
metabolism will not slow down one bit for this one day. Your body
won't hold it. You will also be fixing your cravings so you can get
through the week easier. Just make sure you keep the same day each
week and try to end it about 8pm. I make mine Sunday but that is me
you can make yours any day you want. Remember this whole system is
based on enjoying your life, your quality of life. It is set up to let
you enjoy things more to empower you. Not like other programs that set
you up to fail and make you feel worse than when you started.
My plan includes 5-6 small meals so you dont have to starve yourself.
. Eating six meals a day creates a "metabolic environment" that
supports your energy and muscle metabolism, while helping you burn
body fat. You have to loose weight but not the flavor, so you dont
actually have to give up particular food items. .
I even want you to take this day to rest and not hit the gym at all.
It is good for your body to give your muscles time to recover . Then
when you are fresh again Let's Hit It and hit it hard!!