June 2, 2011

Rant and Tip June 2, 2011

First let me wish my brother Kenny a very Happy Birthday. He and I are the same age today. We are both 48.

OK now lets talk about eating. This can be a scary subject when you are trying to get fit. Especially, if you have been over weight for some time. You will think, I cannot eat that much today and if I do I won’t lose weight. Here is the thing if you are eating the right foods you will lose weight. Most guys need to consume an additional 2,500 to 3,500 calories a week to gain one pound of muscle. This can only happen if you are still young enough to have the testosterone to build that much muscle. You can pump iron until you're blue in the face, but if you don't augment your training efforts with enough food and fluid, the laws of human biology and simple mathematics dictate that you won't get any bigger. "When it comes to gaining muscle, the most important thing is getting enough calories to fuel both your exercise and the metabolic processes needed to build muscle," says Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D., author of Power Eating. Most people who have trouble gaining muscle and strength simply aren't eating enough. Ladies this goes for you to. Again you will not get bulky you do not have the hormones to do so. You can however get that lean toned body that will make people turn heads. I battle with this myself. It is very hard when you come from being over weight to being fit to realize you have to eat and eat a lot when you are exercising regularly. However, eating a bunch of junk high in sugar will still make you fat. You need to eat properly to lose fat and get fit. I guess that is a rant for another day.

Have a great workout.

Tip of the day
Here we go again, TRACK YOUR FOOD, if you don’t have a food tracker get online and sign up for one. www.fitday.com or www.fatsecret.com are both helpful tools for tracking your food intake. They will help you track your carbs proteins fats and even alcohol. The rest is up to you. Measure your food, see what a real portion size is. Make sure you are not under estimating the food you are eating. No tracking tool will work if all you do is estimate your food intake.

1 comment:

  1. augment... increasing your vocabulary... impressive!!! your tip of the day is a reminder to me... portion size has ALWAYS been my problem till just recently ... i still over induldge occasionally but i will follow with a lean and green day ... thanks for the reminder kipper... (cleo)