Fats The Good The Bad The Ugly

Fats should comprise approximately 10% of your overall food intake. Be sure to remember that fats, like carbohydrates, were not all created equal. Fat is a secondary source of energy (particularly for aerobic activity). Many endurance athletes rely on fat as an energy source following their depletion of carbohydrates.

Fats do not provide an effective energy source for anaerobic activities.

As mentioned earlier, anaerobic training means to conduct an activity without oxygen. Anaerobic exercise requires muscles to contract at high intensities for short periods of time. Boxing, wrestling, and grappling are all examples of anaerobic activities. To be successful you must "explode" with your movements.

Aerobic exercise on the other hand involves low intensity activities, performed for extended periods of time.

Fat is NOT an effective source of energy for anaerobic activities. Fat is a secondary energy source for aerobic events.

If you consume excess quantities of fat, it will quickly store in the body. Fat contains 9 calories per gram, while protein and carbohydrates contain only 4 calories per gram. Based on these numbers, it is easy to see that excess fat consumption will lead to excess weight gain.

Good Carb Diet

Good Carb Diet

WHAT IT IS A three-phase plan that has been likened to the low-carbohydrate Atkins program because during the first two weeks, South Beach eliminates most carbs, including bread, pasta, potatoes, fruit and most dairy products. In PHASE 2, healthy carbs, including most fruits, whole grains and dairy products are gradually reintroduced, but processed carbs such as bagels, cookies, cornflakes, regular pasta and rice cakes remain on the list of foods to avoid or eat rarely.

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