If you’ve ever gotten stuck or confused trying to lose weight, this will be the most important message you read all year…
I’m about to share the 4 food rules for easy weight loss personal trainers don’t even know about.
The truth is, most personal trainers have very limited knowledge of nutrition.
In fact, most trainers believe that a calorie deficit is all you need in order to lose weight… and they start and stop at that level.
However, using a calorie deficit to lose weight is like saying just buy stocks and you’ll make money.
There is so much more to the equation.
Actually… there are 4 parts… which is why I call it the Nutrition Quadrant…
And I’m going to go over each part so you can understand nutrition better than 99% of the trainers out there.
Ok… let’s dive in!
Part 1 – What you eat
Listen, most people understand that a salad is better than a hamburger if you’re trying to lose weight…
But then most people get carried away.
They start thinking you have to restrict the foods you eat… and that leads to things like cutting out carbs, low-fat diets, the keto diet, the carnivore diet, etc…
And what happens is people cut out foods (or entire food groups) because they believe those foods are bad for weight-loss.
In reality, the opposite is true. You need all different types of foods to put the body into a thermogenic state – where it burns fat like a furnace.
The key is putting the remaining 3 pieces of the Food Quadrant together….
Part 2 – How much you eat
Again… this is where most people (even trainers) stop.
They tell you to eat chicken and broccoli… and to get into a calorie deficit.
But that rarely works for people…
You see, when you cut calories… you can actually SLOW DOWN your metabolism. And this is just about the worst thing you could do if you’re trying to lose weight.
The tick is eating the right amount of the right foods…
In other words, you should be eating many different foods… and consuming them in the right quantity.
Because when you do this, you speed up your metabolism and go thermogenic so you can still eat “bad” foods, but they won’t cause you to gain weight… at least, not if you eat them at the right time of day…
Part 3 – Timing of foods
Ok… so… I’m not sure if you know this, but you and I… we’re animals.
And because we’re animals, we have melatonin in our bodies… which causes us to sleep when it’s dark and wake up when it’s light.
I know… that’s a simplified version… but stay with me.
Because of this circadian rhythm… our metabolism changes through the day too.
In fact, it looks a lot like a bell curve:
It’s low in the morning… speeds up through the day… then slows back down in the evening.
Great… so what?
Well, this means that what we eat in the morning should be different from what we eat in the middle of the day… which should also be different from what we eat at night.
And guess what…
Most people eat a TON of carbohydrates at night. They have a big dinner. And the body is slowing down…
So it has nothing to do with all that extra energy… and it stores it as fat!
In reality, the best time to eat carbs or “cheat” is at lunch… right smack dab in the middle of the day when your metabolism is at its peak.
But there’s something else…
You see, you can mitigate these effects when you combine the right foods together at each meal.
Part 4 – The Combination of foods
Not all foods have the same effect on the body.
For example, fruit (even though it’s healthy) will cause your blood sugar to go up… and essentially have the same effect on your body as eating a cookie.
On the other hand, a chicken breast will have a significantly different impact on your body… and will also impact how the body absorbs other foods you eat with the chicken breast.
So what does this all mean?
It means that… when you combine certain foods at each meal… you can control the impact on your body.
You can control how your body responds…
And this makes it possible to eat “bad” foods and still lose weight.
Let me give you another example:
Say you were craving a piece of cake…
Now, most people tend to eat desert at night… after dinner. And after reading this, you know that’s the worst time to eat it…
And when you don’t combine it with anything, it’s even worse.
So… taking what we’ve learned…
You could eat a smaller piece of cake… with lunch… and make sure to combine it with good foods to offset the negative impact on your body…
And when you do that… you will still be able to lose weight.
Drop a comment below and let me know how it goes!