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Eat According To Your Lifestyle – 3 Reasons Why!

Nutrition is king, fact. Over past 2 weeks I have found
myself talking over one specific topic with a number of friends, clients and
followers on my FaceBook page. The topic I am referring to is eating foods which
allow for a dramatic transformation in body composition whilst being
sustainable to your everyday environment and lifestyle. For instance, in my
mind if you take a builder and a teacher with the same goals, the same body
types, the same body fat levels and level of muscle mass they would need
different diets. Why? Simply because one diet would not suit the other because
of the difference in their day to day life. Before the trades men among you
start thinking I am going to start advocating additional calories via chocolate
bars and Cornish pasties hold your horses, this is not the route I am taking!

Adapt

Working with the same example as above, I would have the
builder eating more calories than the teacher because his calorie expenditure is
going to be much higher. This is not necessarily to satisfy his rumbling belly,
but more to do with the fact that his labour intensive work means that he has a
larger calorie requirement. Under eating can lead to catabolism which is the last
thing you want to encourage when you are dieting for two very good reasons. Sustaining
muscle mass will help burn body fat because muscle is more metabolically active
than body fat, and being ripped looks much better when you are not skinny!! In my
opinion, the teacher would need in the region of 10 calories per pound of body
weight per day as where the builder would need in the region of 12. Of course,
this is a gross generalisation but it helps make the point.

Cravings

Cravings are evil when you are dieting, they can really make
life a living hell for some! In my opinion and from my experience with clients
and myself the best way to prevent cravings is to get your diet bang on! Eating
for your own individual lifestyle is key, because under eating will certainly
encourage you to cheat. In short, if you fail to sustain level blood sugar
levels which is what will happen as you fail to eat enough calories you will
begin to crave sugary foods.

Energy

Nobody likes to feel as though they haven’t eaten a good
meal for the last 6 months and in my opinion if you are feeling like this
mentally it is only a matter of time before you give in, and give up! By eating
according to your lifestyle you should be able to sustain relatively good
energy levels. Obviously, this will help you get through the day at work, be sociable
and of course tear it up in the gym! With energy levels lagging you could
quickly become irritable, hyper fatigued and this can lead to increased cortisol
levels due to poor sleep. Once your cortisol levels become elevated you are
then more prone to becoming catabolic and storing body fat around the lower
abdominals.

 

As I said, following a diet with specific criteria is
important but having the ability to apply it to your everyday life is equally
as important! I would always advise to experiment by consuming the highest
amount of calories allowed, from the foods advised on the diet. From there, you
can taper down the calories as you see fit!

I was always the small kid since I can remember and it was always the same when I started football when I was just 8 years old. This didnt change until I was 16, where for all of my sporting life until that point I hadn't had the luxury of being strong on the field or powerful. I remember I always wanted to have a '6 pack' so I would do around 2,000 sit ups a night (no that is not a typo) but apart from being seriously fit I didn't get many gains in the form of aesthetics. So in the summer of 2006 when I was 16 I bought a 50kg weight set from Argos where I trained my heart out in my bedroom 3 times a week completing a full body circuit and yes, I did grow! As soon I lifted my first weight my arms always seemed to grow well and my chest didn't and that is the same today! Then at the start of 2007 I was fortunate enough to meet for the first time I guy some of you may of heard of, Kris Gethin. It is by no coincidence we share the same sir name, he is my bigger cousin (older as well :)). Kris took me under his wing, gave me a training programme and a diet and said follow this, so I did. Kris probably got 10-20 emails a DAY asking questions because I wanted to learn and wanted to know everything right away! Over the years since then Kris always guided me and put me in touch with Neil Hill who I am blessed enough to call a very close friend today. Neil now guides me with my nutrition and training and that basically explains my background to date. In the last year I have also written masses of articles for various companies and magazines in the industry and I am also the editor in chief of my own magazine which came out January of 2011, Elite Physique Magazine! My future aspirations as an athlete is to achieve a very aesthetic 'beach body', my ideal would be a mini version of Arnie, that classic shape is unbeatable in my opinion. As an individual I strive to always better myself and my knowledge and to help others who are starting out like I was 5 years ago! Above all else, it is an absolutely huge honour to be the online editor of MonsterSupplements.com!

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