Want to drop those extra pounds holding you from your ideal weight? Learn the secrets that body builders, wrestlers and mixed martial artists use to cut weight.
With a little know how and a little knowledge cutting weight can be done effectively, and most importantly cutting weight can be done safely. The process of cutting weight is actually quite a simple if you know how to do it right. What it ultimately comes down to is the right amount of nutrition and exercise.
What is the right amount of nutritional intake? One of the key factors to loosing weight (cutting weight) is your diet. The first rule of thumb is to consume fewer calories than the number of calories your body burns off. This will allow your body to use the stored energy (calories) in your body rather than the excess food your body would be consuming. Mental toughness and mental discipline are crucial to sticking to a healthy diet. A healthy diet requires that you eliminate simple carbohydrates, with the exception of a post workout meal. Simple carbohydrates are not to be confused with complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly in the body and stored as fat if they are not used as immediate energy. Complex carbohydrates on the other hand are broken down slower in the body with a slower absorption rate. Examples of complex carbohydrates include brown rice, wheat, bran, vegetables, fruit, whole wheat pastas and breads.
Next, it is important that you are consuming the right amount of protein. It is best to consume 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight to maintain your muscle. Healthy examples of protein that one should consume are fish, eggs, lean red meats, poultry, whey and casein. Despite, what one might think, it is important to consume essential fats to maintain the proper functioning of our organs. Essential fats include fats from fish oil, nuts, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, flax seeds. Do however try to avoid the unhealthy fats, including foods high in saturated fat and trans-fats. Also try to cut down on sodium consumption and try to increase water intake to 1 gallon a day. Read part 2 of 3