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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mike's Top 4 Eating Principles

1) Eat 6 meals per day

a. This is very important, because doing this will elevate your metabolism throughout the day. High Protein!

2) Don't eat any carbs after 6 p.m.

a. Carbs are not bad, but they are dangerous when used incorrectly. Your body needs carbs to function, but if you eat a bunch of them before bed they will be stored as fat over night. If you are hungry late, stay towards the protein and healthy fats.

3) If you are hungry by all means EAT!

a. You have to eat to maintain muscle, and to gain muscle, which are both very important things that will be covered later on. The key is the 6 meals per day and the slow burning carbs. Slow burning carbs keep your blood sugar and insulin levels under control, which keeps your body from storing fat. This will also keep you from overeating, because it will control your cravings.

4) Eat a large amount of protein, especially after your workout.

a. When you are in a bulking phase you should incorporate a fast burning carb after your workout (Waxy Maize Starch, White Rice, Gatorade)

b. This is incredibly important if you want to build muscle

For reference:

* Examples of Protein, Slow Burning Carbs, and Healthy Fats

a. Lean Protein -- egg whites, chicken breast, fish, Sirloin, turkey, whey protein shakes

b. Slow Burning Carbs – sweet potatoes, oatmeal, Brown rice

c. Healthy Fats -- nuts, avocado, olive oil

* Fast Burning Carbs

a. Waxy Maize Starch, white potatoes, white pasta, heavy sugary items


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