Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Body Transformation Tip
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.