As promised, a guess article from a good friend of both Dave and I, Joel Marion.
Joel’s approach is very similar to the concepts we teach in Metabolic Cooking so it is no surprise why I want to share this with you today.
Carbohydrates play a key role in fat loss or muscle building and knowing how to control the proper intake (not cutting them out) will be the key in maintaining a strong and lean body without starving yourself.
Joel Marion’s “Carb Syncing’
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I love carbohydrates. Do you?
Of course you do; everyone does. And you can still eat plenty of them on a fat loss program no matter what Dr. Atkins and his canary colored book told you.You see, the key is not avoiding carbs, it’s learning to consume them only when your body is most primed to “handle” them best.
This comes at two different times of day:
1. In the morning
2. After intense exercise
For one, loads of research has shown that glucose tolerance is highest in the morning, making it a no brainer to consume a large portion of your daily carb intake at breakfast when your body is best equipped to process them.
If you’re someone who consumes frequent meals, mid-morning is another great option. Basically, the rule is this: eat your carbs in the morning, not the afternoon or evening. Unless… …you’re performing intense exercise.
Perhaps (well not perhaps, it’s true) an even better time to eat your carbies is after exercise. During the 1-2 hour window post workout your body is ultra primed to suck up carbs for recovery, energy replenishment, and other anabolic processes (and NOT fat storage).
So, should you choose to work out in the evening, late-night carb snacking can actually be beneficial to your fat loss results and there’s no better time to consume the majority of your daily carb allotment than immediately following your workout.
BUT, there is an ideal situation; a “best of both worlds” if you will. And that’s where you schedule your workout in the morning and consume all your carbs early in the day. We call this Carb Syncing because you “sync” your carbohydrate intake with a time window in which your body is literally CRAVING carbs.
Here are some sample daily carb-syncing schedules for both exercise and non- exercise days.
Evening (after exercise): protein/fat
NOTE: Exercise either before or after the breakfast meal
Low-carb Non-exercise Day:
Nutrient Combining and Carb Syncing are the two tools you need to keep your body in a fat burning state 24 hours a day.
Combined with the heightened metabolism effects of metabolic resistance and VIIT training, you’ll be optimizing your weekly fat loss like never before, all without ever leaving a minute of fat loss on the table. “
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Carb syncing is not an entirely new concept, but what I like about Joel’s approach is that it breaks it down into simpler terms and is much easier to understand and use.
By the way, Joel is launching a new program next week (24/7 Fat Loss) and I will let you know more about it…but for now get a taste. I will have a lot more information coming about insider fat loss strategies that are easy to understand and not to mention easy to incorporate in anyone’s busy lifestyle who are looking to lose fat.
Talk next week!