Speeding Metabolism and Avoiding Catabolism!
Your body is your temple, you have to learn what is needed in order to keep it at its peak condition.
If you want to have that lean, hard looking beach body, you will have to learn to take in the proper nutrients, day in and day out.
We all grew up with people constantly telling us that we need to have 3 whole meals per day and include each of the main food groups in the meals.
Well, that is fine for growing up but once you get older, your metabolism will begin to slow down and when you continue to eat these 3 meals per day which normally include high amounts of carbohydrates and fats which turn into an insane amount of calories per meal, and the calories turn to fat cells.
This is also a process called Catabolism and catabolism takes place when you eat 2-3 meals per day and your body knows this is all you will be taking in, since this is how you eat daily. Well, it takes those foods and stores them into fat cells , this is your bodies own survival mechanism. If it thinks you are starving it, in which you are by having a couple meals a day. It will hold those foods in those fat cells so it can feed off of them later on.. But if you start eating every 2.5-3 hours from morning until bedtime, your metabolism will speed up because your body will adapt to you eating more meals per day, and instead of storing them as fats, it will burn it for energy and after those foods burn up, your body will start burning stored fats for energy, and when this happens, you will drop a great deal of bodyfat.
Protein is the key to fat loss and muscle gains. In order to drop fat, you need at least 1 gram of protein per lb of bodyweight you carry.
Fiber is something to consider as well as fiber will make you feel fuller longer and once your metabolism speeds up, you will have a feeling of hunger quite often, so the fiber will assist in keeping hunger pains away. I think adding a tsp of Wheat Germ to a couple meals per day will help with this issue.
So to sum things up, if you go from eating 3 meals per day to eating 5-6 meals per day and you stay consistent for 3-4 weeks, you can expect a great deal of fat loss in this time.
Remember, the key is to speed metabolism and you do that by eating. Do not be afraid of food, just be sure it's the right food.