3. Be careful with carbs
Strict low-carb diets reduce your ability to replenish muscle glycogen (the fuel stored inside muscle cells) which can make building and maintaining muscle a challenge. And since muscle is metabolically active tissue that requires constant energy to build and maintain, you want to build and keep as much of it as possible as it will contribute greatly to your fat-loss goals.
The bulk of your carbs should come from foods such as potatoes, brown rice, pasta and vegetables. Most green veggies are very low in calories and may actually result in a negative calorie balance, since they can burn more calories during digestion than they contain. As a rule, you shouldn’t eat more than two or three grams of carbs per pound of body weight.
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