Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Healthy eating and eating to transform your body are not necessarily the same thing. In order to make significant changes to your appearance (decrease body fat/increase muscle) you have to be really smart about nutrient timing and selection. Simply watching your calories or "eating healthy" is not good enough.
You can see for your own eyes perfect evidence of this in our documentary "I Want to Look Like That Guy". In the first half of the DVD you'll view what we call Phase 1 of the experiment where Stuart follows Max-OT training/cardio with no real attention to nutrient totals. I instructed him to be mindful of his food selections and to make healthy choices but again, with no specific detail.
Over the 18 weeks of Phase 1 Stuart did make progress by dropping fat and increasing muscle but nothing dramatic. The magic didn't happen until we started what I like to call "functional eating" or eating designed to get a specific result. This all plays out in front of your eyes in Phase 2 when Stuart goes from over 30% body fat to less than 6% body fat in a 6 month period.
If you are eating healthy and watching calories but not getting the results you seek you need to examine your nutrition plan. "I Want to Look Like That Guy" gives you a great real world example of how "functional eating" can take your results to the next level.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I was recently asked if consuming diet soda or other zero calorie drinks was OK or would it ruin fat loss results?
I firmly believe based on my own experience that diet drinks will not impede fat loss. I achieved the best shape of my career in 2003 and I consumed A LOT of diet drinks including diet soda and coffee with calorie free sweetener during the process.
Diet drinks helped control cravings and kept me feeling satisfied, particularly as my calories were skimmed lower and lower.
So I say lets drink a toast to fat loss with a glass of your favorite diet soda! Cheers!!
Monday, February 8, 2010
I'm happy to announce that the new and improved "Jeff Willet Training Journal" is now available.
I improved upon the last version by adding 20% more pages for logging your workouts as well as a more durable gold foiled stamped cover for greater longevity.
The journals design is based on exactly how I logged my workouts over the years. I wish I had created this back when I was competing as it is way more convenient than the old notebook I had to use.
I am very happy with how this new journal turned out and think you will be too!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Thought you might like to check out a recent interview I did for simplyshredded.com.