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Can Eating Fat Get You Ripped?

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Can Eating Fat Get You Ripped? Secret to Ripped Abs: Yo what's up guys! It's Mike with Sixpack Shortcuts and today we're going to be talking about the topic of: - "Can fat get you ripped?"... From:


Secret to Ripped Abs: Yo what's up guys! It's Mike with Sixpack Shortcuts and today we're going to be talking about the topic of: - "Can fat get you ripped?" Pay attention to this one because this is a common misconception that people often have. It's knowledge like this that can get you that much closer to the body of your dreams! 0:18 Why would someone suggest that you eat more fat if you're trying to lose fat? - Logically it doesn't make any sense, but I eat tons of fat everyday! - And I want you to do the same so you can get RIPPED. 0:35 This is why fat helps you to lose fat: - Fat is an energy source, just like carbohydrates. - So when you eat a meal you want the following: 1) Protein for your muscles (not an energy source) 2) Veggies for digestion - the best source of fiber and antioxidants 3) Fat or Carbs for energy 1:45 So Carbs or Fat? - They are both energy sources, but the difference is that carbs absorb faster because fat is denser. - 1 gram of fat is 9 calories while 1 gram of carbs is 4 calories. - So, it seems that you would obviously choose carbs as your energy source when trying to lose weight, right? 2:18 The reality is that fat digests slower, so when your body gets energy is does 1 of 2 things with it: 1) It burns it off 2) It stores it 2:42 So, since carbs absorb faster this means that you need to quickly burn it off or it gets stored as fat. 3:05 If you want to lose weight, then you need to make sure that the energy you are taking in can be burned off and not stored in your body. - Carbs absorb too fast. - Since fat absorbs slower, this means that after you eat you can do low intensity things because you can just burn it off as it goes. - With carbs you have to do more high intensity things to burn it off since it is being absorbed into your body so quickly. 4:12 So, what if you're really, really active or play sports? - There are going to be times when you need to do some really strenuous activities. - In that case, go ahead and eat carbs! You're going to need it. If you don't carb up, then you may run out energy half way through whatever you're doing. 5:03 So when else can you eat carbs? - After you exhaust your energy sources - or glycogen levels. - You shouldn't carb up every time, only the times when you have completely exhausted your energy source completely - For example: 1) Leg day 2) When you do very heavy or compound lifts - dead lifts, bent over rows, squats, cleans, pretty much lifts that use a lot of your body to complete. 6:03 When you're carbing up, you just take all the fat out of your meal - and if you're not carbing, then you just take out the carbs and add fat. - This way, the total amount of calories will stay the same - relatively. 6:19 Here is an example of some meal choices: Meal example: Steak, spinach and brown rice. - The steak is pretty fatty so on days that I'm not carbing, I get the rice out of there and even add some fat. - My favorite fat source is AVOCADO! - I eat about 4 - 5 of these a day! - If you don't like avocados, then here are some other good options: 1) Nuts (macadamia, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, etc...) 2) Coconut Oil 3) Avocado Oil 4) Olive Oil and Balsamic - This is a new combination I'm currently trying 5) Chia Seeds - Has a lot of carbs, but it all comes from the fiber which helps to clean your body out, so this is ok. 8:59 So this is what I recommend, guys - Only eat carbs if you are about to do something very strenuous. - If you're not sure if you need to carb up, I suggest that you eat just 1 carb meal on leg day after you work out. - Start off that way, then watch the pounds just fall off. If you're beginning to feel that you need more energy after a couple weeks of this, then slowly bump up your carbs to your body needs. 9:48 But if you're feeling that way, you can just up your fats. - 30 - 40% of your diet should be fat. - Sounds crazy, but I have been doing this for a while and it...