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Five Biggest Fat Loss Lies, Part 5 – Reducing The Amount of Meals Per Day to 1 or 2 Is The Best Way To Lose Fat and Get Your Abs

Five Biggest Fat Loss Lies, Part 5 – Reducing The Amount of Meals Per Day to 1 or 2 Is The Best Way To Lose Fat and Get Your Abs

As promised here is part 5 of the 5 part article series I put together along with fitness experts Anthony Alayon, CFT and Cecile Bayeul, RN. For parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 click on any of the links below:

Fat Loss Lie #1 – Simply Lowering Calories Leads to Abs

Fat Loss Lie #2 – A Fat Free Diet Will Guarantee Abs

Fat Loss Lie #3 – A Permanent Low Carb Diet Allows You To Eat Anything And Still Lose Fat

Fat Loss Lie #4 – Aerobics Are The Best Exercise For Burning Fat and Getting Your Abs

Here is the fifth installment of the Five Biggest Fat Loss Lies article series:

Five Biggest Fat Loss Lies, Part 5 – Reducing The Amount of Meals Per Day to 1 or 2 Is The Best Way To Lose Fat and Get Your Abs

The TRUTH: This by far is one, if not the biggest myth, when it comes to instant and permanent fat loss. We cannot count how often people have come to us and asked us: “You must be starving in order to get abs like that and working out for hours every day”. The fact is that STARVATION WILL ENSURE THAT YOU NEVER SEE YOUR ABS! Why is that? Because dramatically reducing your calories way below what your body burns on a daily basis by eating infrequently will stress the body. As a consequence, the body will enter an emergency state where it starts releasing a stress hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenal glands that helps the body to preserve as much fat as it can while burning body tissues, such as muscle and even bone mass in order to cover the body’s energy needs!!!

And as you learned in the last article, a pound of muscle burns approximately 50 calories per day. Thus, if you lose ten pounds of muscle due to starving yourself with just 1 or 2 meals a day then you will be burning 500 calories LESS every day. Thus, when you stop the starvation, guess what will happen? You got it…you will balloon up!

The key to losing body fat enough so that you can start to see your abs is to work with the body; not against it. You need to convince the body that it is OK for it to lose the excess fat and leave every other tissue in the body alone. By doing things right, not only should you be able to gain muscle as you lose fat, but also, your metabolism will be increased as opposed to decreased. This is what will ensure PERMANENT FAT LOSS RESULTS!

Eating 2 meals a day, you are breaking these principles and preventing your weight loss goals from becoming a reality. With that being said, I will give you some secret insight into how eating two meals a day will sabotage your weight loss results and continue to cause you to suck at losing weight!

How To Convince The Body To Lose Fat While Increasing the Metabolism

EXACT DIET CALCULATIONS TO GET YOUR ABS

1) First you need to create a SLIGHT caloric deficit. A good start is by first figuring out your macronutrients. The following formulas will help you to know how many grams of carbs, proteins and fats you need in order to start losing fat. Following these formulas will feed your body while creating a slight caloric deficit that will put your body on a fat burning state while at the same time allowing for the building of new muscle that will help to increase your metabolism and tone your body! This is how you GET YOUR ABS!

Grams of Carbs per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in pounds – fat weight) x 1

Grams of Protein per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in pounds – fat weight) x 1

Grams of Fats = = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in pounds – fat weight) x 0.216

 

Note: If you measure your bodyweight in kilos, then your formulas will be:

Grams of Carbs per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in kilos – fat weight) x 2.2

Grams of Protein per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in kilos – fat weight) x 2.2

Grams of Fats = = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in kilos – fat weight) x 0.475

 

2) Over the weekends increase your calories a bit in order to prevent your body from getting used to the lower calories. You will eat:

Grams of Carbs per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in pounds – fat weight) x 1.7

Grams of Protein per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in pounds – fat weight) x 1.2

Grams of Fats = = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in pounds – fat weight) x 0.266

 

Note: If you measure your bodyweight in kilos, then your formulas will be:

Grams of Carbs per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in kilos – fat weight) x 3.74

Grams of Protein per day = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in kilos – fat weight) x 2.64

Grams of Fats = = Lean body mass (total bodyweight in kilos – fat weight) x 0.585

 

Note: In the University of Abs website we have software that will run all of these calculations for you and will even allow you to choose the foods you want to consume at each meal and then tell you how much of these foods you need to consume in order to get the right carbs, proteins and fats per meal.

 

3) Split all of the nutrients above over 5-6 meals. Thus, if you need to consume 200 grams of protein, 200 grams of carbs and 43 grams of fats per day, then you will consume 40 grams of carbs, 40 grams of proteins and 8-9 grams of fats per meal if you do 5 meals. You will feed yourself every 2-3 hours for the following reasons:

A) To prevent you from getting hungry.

B) To maintain your blood sugar levels stable which in turn will allow you to have more energy throughout the day.

C) To prevent cortisol levels from rising.

D) To allow for better nutrient utilization. Nutrients are better absorbed when consumed evenly throughout the day.


4) Train with weights for no more than 60 minutes 3-5 times a week. As per our last article you now know that you NEED TO WEIGHT TRAIN in order to permanently increase your metabolism, lose body fat, tone your body up and end up seeing your abs. Thus, weight train at least 3 times a week and perform 20-30 minutes of cardio on your days off along with your ab exercises.

Closing Note

If you enjoyed this article click on the LIKE button and share it with your friends on Facebook! Also, if you are completely lost on how to go about getting your abs, I have created a new site along with Anthony and Cecile called The University of Abs. This is the culmination of 2 years of work. We created this site as we felt that the biggest issues people have when it comes to fat loss and getting their abs is not only a complete lack of the right information, but also, a lack of support! With this site, our goal is to not only give you a plan on how to go from A to B but also be there PERSONALLY to provide you with the motivation that you need in order to achieve your goals, and to also connect you with other people who are in the same boat as you are so that you can all motivate each other. This low cost membership site provides:

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3 Comments

  1. It isn’t the frequency of the meals that matters though. It is the total caloric content of all the meals in a given day.

    • Total caloric intake has the most significant effect on fat loss obviously; so yes I agree. Now what I have seen is that people fare much better when they eat multiple meals as opposed to just 1 or 2 due to the fact that your blood sugar levels are kept more stable which means more energy throughout the day and no cravings. Furthermore, I also think that for most people, if you eat meals that are over 500 calories you just do not absorb all of the nutrients as optimally. Thus, I rather have multiple meals.

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