Training & Nutrition Lies
Excerpt from Charles Poliquin’s “Three Incredible Lies in Mainstream Training & Nutrition”
Lie #1: Aerobic Exercise Will Help You Lose Fat
The Truth: Aerobic Exercise is A Fat Trap
The effect of regular aerobic exercise on body fat is negligible. High-intensity intermittent exercise, which is anaerobic rather than aerobic in nature, is much more effective.
Do This Instead: Prioritize anaerobic training in the form of regular weight training and intervals. Resistance training done properly will produce sustainable fat loss because it increases muscle for a greater metabolic rate (you burn more calories at rest with more muscle). It leads to the release of hormones that burn fat and improve metabolism.
Lie #2: Low-Fat Diets Are Best For Fat Loss
The Truth: Low-Fat Diets As Used By The Mainstream Will Harm Your Health
Low-fat diets are NOT best for fat loss. Higher protein, higher fat dietary models tend to be much more effective for fat loss because they favor protein and fat, both of which are very filling and help you avoid hunger.
Low-fat diets are a health trap that rarely lead to the body you desire. They cause insulin and blood sugar havoc and keep the body in glucose-burning mode, rarely leading to sustained fat loss. They make you hungry, tired, and at greater risk of disease.
Do This Instead: Reduce carbohydrates, particularly those coming from calorie dense grains, to support fat loss and insulin health, Enjoy a high-protein, high-fat diet from whole foods for a sustainable lifestyle. You’ll be more metabolically flexible, have better health, and eating will be a pleasure rather than a struggle.