Five easy ways to reach all your fat-burning and muscle-building goals

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1. Eat 4-6 small meals daily.
Spreading your calories out during the day keeps your metabolism moving and your energy levels high. It’s also important to make sure that each meal contains a balance of nutrients, namely protein, carbohydrate and fat. Good sources of protein include fish, lean meat, chicken, eggs, turkey, and whey protein. Preferred sources of carbohydrates include fruit, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Olive oil, nuts (including peanuts) and fish oils are a healthy source of fat. If you’re too busy to cook and prepare regular high-protein, low-fat meals, then meal replacements (such as Max-Meal High Protein) and nutrition bars (like Cyclone Bars and Max-Meal bars) will help you to feed your body with the nutrients it needs to burn fat and build muscle.

 

2. Choose the right carbohydrates.
Complex carbohydrates that are high in fibre (like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts). Highly refined carbohydrates like sugary cereals, cookies, chips, fizzy drinks and chocolate bars have little nutritional value and can easily be stored as body fat. Eat these foods in moderation only. If you have cravings for chocolate, Max-Meal bars will help to satisfy your cravings for rich, delicious food without making you feel guilty.

3. Don’t forget completely about the fat.
Despite the hype in the 80’s and 90’s, fat IS an important part of everyone’s diet and is necessary for fat loss. In fact, the latest research shows that CLA, a type of fat called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (known also as CLA), can make losing fat and building muscle faster and easier. CLA refers to a family of naturally occurring polyunsaturated fats found primarily in beef, lamb, and dairy products. Unlike stimulant-based fat burners, CLA is natural and safe. Many previous trials show that CLA also has potent muscle-building effects. Every fat cell in the body wants to get big. What the CLA does is force that fat cell to stay little by affecting a number of enzymes that are ordinarily responsible for filling it with lipids. In other words, CLA literally diverts the calories you eat away from fat and into muscle tissue. Go for a high-quality CLA supplement, such as CLA-1000 from Maximuscle.

4. Don’t cut your calories too low.
Drastic calorie cutting attempts usually result in failure. If you want lasting results and not just a quick fix, then your best bet is to reduce the number of calories in each meal, rather than skipping meals. A great and easy way to do this is by replacing some of the starchy carbohydrate in your diet with fruit and vegetables. For example, instead of having a bowl full of cereal, cut the serving size in half, and replace it with berries (such as strawberries or raspberries). Using whey protein (such as Promax) and water instead of milk will also help to increase the protein content of your diet.

5. Give yourself one cheat day per week.
If you are eating “clean” 6 days a week, you deserve a cheat day. Pick one day per week and save all your cravings for that special day. Make a chocolate dessert, or have some extra pasta with dinner. Whatever it is, after 6 days of keeping your diet in order you deserve a day of eating some of your favourite foods. Your body can handle it. Remember that you can’t gain a significant amount of fat in just one day. It takes weeks of poor eating to add that weight.




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Essye   |.
jUST A QUICK QUESTION, Currently i'm not working out a lot, could i still
benefit using CLA-1000 or should I only use it when exercising at a high
intensity.
Andy   |.
Hi Essye,

CLA is not a 'miracle fat reducing pill' and you wont head any
noticable results if you take it on it's own. Although it will still be having
an effect on how your body processess fats, you wont see any benefits unless
taken in conjunction with a good cardio routine.

Andy
(andyhellwig@hotmail.co.uk)
Shaun   |.
Hi
I am now 41, although i am in fairly good shape, I have always had
difficulty losing stomach fat.i am intending to join the health club shortly and
hire a personal trainer for a couple of weeks. is it still possible considering
my age to get a six pack and generally develop more muscle tone or is it too
late?
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