Want to know what useful method of losing weight I’m talking about? Ever heard of carb backloading? Read more about it in this post.
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Why I don’t like sharing about diets
The biggest reason I don’t like writing about diets is because there are many different thoughts when it comes to losing weight and there are many different systems, diet plans, and strategies that claim to be the most effective in the world.
The fact of the matter is that of course not all of these can work equally and so your job is to try and weed out the winners from the losers and to identify which strategies are most effective generally and also best suited to your specific lifestyle and biology.
Basically, the diet that works for one person might not work for another person.
That is why there are so many diets and so many diet products out on the market and some think they are awesome while another person might think this is crap and does not work.
But that is mainly because everybody’s body is different, everybody’s metabolism is different and then going on a diet should not be a temporary thing – it should be a lifestyle change.
Carb backloading as a method of losing weight
One useful method of losing weight is carb backloading.
I know what you’re thinking.
Linda, what on earth are you talking about?
I’ve never heard of carb backloading. What is carb Backloading?
Well, the basic idea behind backloading is that you are going to time your meals, or more specifically time your consumption of carbohydrates.
You’ll do this in such a way that you eat carbs like bread, pasta, and others only immediately after you have engaged in intensive cardiovascular training.
More specifically than that, you will be timing your consumption of simple carbs in order to follow HIIT (High-intensity Interval Training) workouts.
What does that mean?
That means that you’ll follow a low-carb or no-carb diet for the majority of the day and then when you’ve finished an intense training session, you’ll be able to permit yourself to have some pasta or a sandwich.
Why Does it Work?
The idea behind this system is to first empty the energy stored in the muscles (glycogen) before turning to carbohydrates.
What this is thought to do is to create a demand on the body that will ensure that the new sugar influx is not stored as fat.
If your blood sugar is low when you eat, then your body will use some of the incoming sugar rather than store it.
Unfortunately, low blood sugar also stimulates the release of many hormones and it doesn’t take much to get a good supply back.
Conversely, though, the body also stores a small amount of energy in the muscle cells as glycogen to allow us to run and fight when we have low blood sugar and we are burning energy too quickly to rely on fat stores.
When this is depleted, the first priority for the body (after powering basic functions) is to restore this energy.
Therefore, any carbohydrates that you eat within a short window of opportunity will be sent to the muscle and not the belly.
How to Get it Right
Before you try this system, it is important to note that it doesn’t work if you only use the steady-state cardiovascular exercise.
A gentle jog will use up the blood sugar and then turn to fat stores.
Conversely, if you sprint or go at 100% output, then your body will have no choice but to use glycogen (because burning fat is too slow).
We can only maintain max output for a short amount of time though and this is where HIIT comes in as the perfect way to use up this form of energy and create that necessary demand.
If you’re looking for an amazing free resource with workout videos, infographics and a whole bunch of valuable information on HIIT, take a look at Fitness Goat’s Guides. It truly is amazing.
Looking for a great program?
I recently bought Toned in Ten and do my 10 minute HIIT exercises every day with Erin and have seen massive results.
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In my opinion, if you’ve been looking at health and fitness, diets and weight loss, as well as skincare and keeping your body younger, the books that come with the program, aren’t that great. Nothing new there. (sorry Erin, still love you – just my own personal true and honest viewpoint) – but the exercise videos (there are 13) and the program itself, Toned in Ten is well worth your money. And if you’re entirely new to diet, healthy eating, exercise and skin care, you might just learn a whole lot more than you already knew.
I also bought the upgrade with the Tabata workouts, which you’ll run across in the upsells through the buying process. These are five five-minute workout videos for the days you don’t have time – well worth the money too. And who won’t have five minutes plus a five minute warm up to exercise?
Did you know about this method of losing weight?
Did you know about carb backloading and how it works?
Feel free to leave a comment to let us know.
Not sure if you need to lose weight?
You can use this free BMI calculator on La Belle to see if you need to lose weight.
You’ll know the result immediately.
Want to know more about losing weight?
You can go to this page and check out the books available at all-about-life-tips on diets.
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