Nice post at Training Like An Athlete by my Twitter buddy Ryan Miller.
Check out these fat loss myths and see if you have fallen for any of them.
Let me know your thoughts below….
Myth:You must cut carbs(or fat) to lose weight
Truth:To lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you burn regardless of what percentage of carbs, protein or fat you are eating. Your body needs all 3 macro-nutrients(carbs, protein & fat) to survive. If you cut out one of these essential nutrients your body will not function properly and eventually breakdown. Concentrate on whole, naturally occurring foods
Myth:You must do long slow cardio to burn fat
Truth:Training at high intensities cause you to burn a lower percentage of fat calories in favor of carbs, but you use more total calories. That is the key to weight loss. High intensity training also causes an effect known as EPOC…Excess Post(exercise) Oxygen Consumption. This phenomenon has been shown to increase your metabolism up to 48 hours AFTER you exercise!
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