Today, many are still following conventional and societal tactics to lose weight and get healthy. I know we did, especially as we aged. We often think that lowering our caloric intake and increasing aerobic endurance training are the keys to success.
How many times have you gone out to lunch with a friend and ordered salad without protein or decided to take up running long distances? Does this sound familiar? Studies show that women are generally more protein deficient than men. Women tend to eat more vegetables and carbs while men tend to eat more protein. No matter which gender, all meals should be made up of the correct ratio of proteins, fats, and carbs. Research has shown that many people are overtraining and under-eating or eating calories but without enough protein which is leading to loss of lean muscle and fatigue not to mention lack of results.
Many are living off carbs, especially those that are overtraining. They need the energy but are lacking the protein to build lean muscle and boost their metabolism which is directly tied to burning fat. Our bodies are very smart. Your metabolism will eventually lower to meet your caloric intake. If you do not put fuel in a car it will come to a grinding halt. The same is true for your body. From our own personal experience and training, along with many in our macro programs, the best way to get sustainable results and to quickly and effortlessly boost your metabolism is to have a balance of healthy proteins, carbs, and fats in all your meals that are based on your goals and current weight.
If you are looking to incorporate this into your life I encourage you to join us in our next Clean and Lean 30-Day Challenge. Registration for our April 30-Day Challenge is now open here: goo.gl/forms/vZWbXQvRtLlpky8q1
Tune in next month for part 2 of how to turn your body into a fat burning machine.
Josh Boettner & Lisa Dickson