4 Popular Diet Tips – YOU SHOULD NEVER FOLLOW!!

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Everywhere you turn, people give out diet tips and advice for how to lose fat or build muscle fast. The problem is, most of that advice is terrible and will not help you to get to your goal any faster. As a matter of fact, many popular diet tips will do exactly the opposite of what they are supposed to be helping you to do. In this video, I cover four of the most popular diet and meal plan tips that need to be buried right here and now.

Right off the bat, some will have you believe that eating fat makes you fat. That can’t be further from the truth. Eating fat, COULD make you fat if you eat in excess of your daily caloric maintenance levels just as eating too many carbs and protein can as well. The simple act of eating a fat molecule will not cause it to be stored as body fat in your body. In fact, nutritional fats are a necessary part of a healthy diet plan, with fat making up a portion of the surrounding layer of nearly every cell in your body.

Next diet myth that needs to die is the concept that eating after 6PM at night is somehow going to make you fat. Again, it comes down to where you are at in your daily caloric intake in relation to your maintenance levels. If you are 800 calories below your daily caloric maintenance intake, eating these calories at 7 or 8 or even 10PM is not going to adversely affect you in your pursuit of getting a ripped six pack. The fact of the matter is, you are still at or below your level to maintain your current level of body fat and simply shifting the time at which you consume these calories does not change their thermal effect.

That said, eating your meals too infrequently throughout the day can wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels. Having wildly unstable levels of blood sugar can lead to severe alterations in mood, focus and most importantly cravings. When you allow your cravings to build too significantly, you often find yourself in a position where you will grab foods that don’t align themselves with your healthy eating approach needed to get ripped and stay ripped as you build muscle.

The next popular eating and diet tip that is dispensed all too often these days is the concept that you cannot build muscle if you are following a vegan or vegetarian meal plan. Why? There are plenty of protein options available to those following a meat and dairy free meal plan including quinoa, chick peas, and even pea protein powders that enable vegans to get adequate protein without having to follow a meat based eating plan. The total amount of protein needed to build new muscle is still a hotly debated topic however it has been shown to vary from individual to individual and could be far less than what you may have been told previously.

Finally, there is a mistaken belief by some that taking supplements and fat burners will get you ripped. That is simply not the case if you refuse to also take your daily diet plan seriously. If you think that you can eat like garbage the whole day and simply pop a supplement and get lean, ripped abs you are wrong. That said, someone that is committed to eating healthy and then supplements their diet plan with workout and nutrition supplements is often able to get much faster results than those that don’t.

A lot of the success of workout supplements has to do with their ability to help you remain consistent with your nutrition plan and stay accountable to it. Starting your day with a supplement that you are financially invested in will help you to be emotionally invested in the goals you set forth for getting ripped and muscular that you set when you initially purchased the supplement. The consistency that supplements provide in helping you to get in high quality nutrition in a portable and easy to prepare way is likewise priceless.

As you can see, there are many workout and nutrition or diet myths that are popular and preventing you from getting abs and building muscle. If you want to follow a step by step diet plan for building muscle and getting ripped at the same time, head to http://athleanx.com and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System. Get a six pack and build athletic muscle and keep it year round by eating like an athlete.

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  • Lbs and grams used in the same measurement ratio (protein per body weight) For some reason this sounds hilarious from an American.

  • Why dont u give tips on who to get roids from man

  • Make this easy. Estrogen and testosterone are fed by good fats. Thus if you eliminate the fat from your diet you will lose strength as you age. The simple solution to eating eat less than 30 grams of carbohydrates a day zero sugar carbs except for your birthday or Christmas. I'm talking process sugar carbs not the carbs are in a tomato. You want to consume as much protein as you can. My favorite way is I make my own sausage out of chicken no carbs lots of protein. And I eat jumbo eggs half a dozen a day they are a grams of protein each whereas a regular egg is only 6 grams. I have lost over 300 lb using this method without lifting weights sir. Of course it was three different times that I've lost over 100 pounds. it's hard to stick away from the sugar especially when you're a chef. All adults should get at least 60 grams of protein a day. Very difficult to do without eggs unless you are rich. I consume as much protein as possible I also add avocado because it is a healthy fat and also drink turmeric tea in the mornings. Now I have just begun trying intermittent fasting because the fat deposits in my loose skin won't go away the intermittent fasting is supposed to encourage those cells to start working in Burn to fuel your body and your testosterone. And help you get rid of some of your loose skin.

  • I realize this video is a bit old. But still, there is a caveat to caveat when it comes to "calorie per gram". Yes, sugar is 4 calories per gram and fat is 9. However, it takes much more time and energy to break down fat and turn it into glucose, that in turn will be stored as fat. It's almost to the point of being counter productive. That's why it's very difficult to get fat by eating fat alone. That's what keto diet is based on. Now with sugar, all it takes is a bit of insulin, that's all. It starts absorbing in your mouth and in most cases never even makes it to your stomach. So if you eat fat and carbs, you will get fat, but not from fat, but from sugar.

  • That being said pufa’s are really bad source of calories as the oxidation process is terrible on the body

  • In all honesty with the whole "vegan vs. non-vegan" lifting stuff, this is how I and how most people see it; Is it working for you? Have you seen positive results? Do you feel better than you did before health wise? Do you know true facts or are you just throwing your two cents into the jar/you believe everything Dom Mazzetti says because his hilarious videos/book (Shit's church, dawg) say so?

  • #1 veganism
    Fell for that shit for two years and my body fell apart.

    I think you feel so good at first because you are actually eating clean and your body is taking care of all the deficiencies you have but it goes south quickly.

  • 5’10, 205 pounds, very low body fat. Vegan for years. Thanks for debunking that bullsht myth homie

  • Jeff can I combine HIIT, weight training and abs in same session ?

  • Ask John Joseph if his vegan diet is impeding his iron man carrer.

  • The second one is true you can eat at night without you getting fat, but if I remember correctly your circadian rhythm will be disturbed which isn't healthy, your body don't expect food at that time cause it will begin working again instead of relaxing, but I'm no expert as you can clearly tell so please go read about it, its pretty interesting

  • Keep in mind that pea protein has iron 70% DV per 30g serving. To much iron can cause liver damage and death.

  • How do you stop hunger especially at bedtime. I find after working out with weights my appetite increases.

  • Hey Athlean, thanks for making all of these informational videos. They’re really useful. Do you have any video on how to lose face fat? I practise martial arts and am what you call “fighting fit”. I have a lean and toned torso but my face looks swollen at times. I’m interested to know how I can get a chiseled look. Thank you.

  • I've lost 108lbs and maintained on Keto diet….. High fat diet.

    Love love your workout stuff. Not your nutrition stuff. You definitely need to do more research and really listen to the mind set of obese people that have lost weight. SOOOOO many have done it and maintained with Keto.

  • 2:47 As far as I can understand, Jeff is against IF, right?

  • I'm very close from checking your website for a nutrition plan! …

  • Love the point at 6:20 that most people overlook. If you take your pre-workout or other supplements, it is much easier to motivate yourself to workout. This is especially true if you are in a caloric deficit. If I am wasting calories on a protein shake – which isn't that satiating compared to whole food – I am 100% going to take advantage of it and workout.

  • Anyone else listen to Joe Rogan talk with Dr. Rhonda Patrick about eating within a certain amount of time and how it can promote lean muscle growth? Wonder Jeff's thoughts on it.

  • So if I can't always get enough protein into my diet each day from whole foods, would it be beneficial to take say BCAA?

  • I have lost 45 pounds in the last 10 weeks (6f3 starting weight 275 lbs). As far as the diet component, I decided not to give a rats ass what time I eat nor intermittent fasting. I frequently eat my main meal (chicken breast brocc & sweet potato) at 9-10pm. I follow one rule: calories IN calories OUT + protein macros

  • Who the hell believed the eating after 6 one

  • Is milk bad for you? Is it better to not take it?

  • Plant based , whole foods…….best way to go, vegan is much more open to bad foods. Look it up for yourself. Jeff is dead on! Best health and fitness channel on YouTube

  • Dom

    i'm glad you don't spread misinformation about vegan diet not being able to build muscle, and that you don't try to talk people out of it
    not many fitness channels will admit this, especially guys
    i'm new to this channel, and you just gained a lot more respect from me

  • "Calories" in food is an imaginary unit of measurement. Makes no sense to be talking about it now. Update yourself about nutrition, please. It looks pretty clear you never had to worry about loosing weight, so that's maybe the reason why you still believe in calories – because you're trying to teach about things you don't really care about yourself. To anybody who is actually loosing a lot of weight, calories make no sense at all. I think the same advice you gave in other video applies for you too: good advice int he wrong time is bad advice. Your calories witchcraft works as an advanced strategy for loosing 50 grams between the folds in your six pack – but it works only indirectly, because you'll cut so many things from your diet, eventually you will cut things enough. For anybody who is actually fat and struggling to loose a lot of weight, what you are saying about fats and calories is clearly a conceited thin-man fantasy. If you want to compete about having low body fat, maybe you should stop eating fat, to get to that unnatural goal – maybe you should eat only leaves, I don't know – but if you are fat and want to loose lots of weight, following "calories" theory is an easy way to fail, as every fat person succeeding in loosing weight should know by now, because talking about "calories" is like talking about "how many gigabites memory" a food has. it makes no sense. It's bad science. I mean, it's NOT science. It's archaic and was coined based in some silly person's fantasy. I, myself, lost 30 quilos in a year eating fried everything and doing zero exercises, just controlling the carbs. Many people did the same and they will keep on doing it, so check yourself before you wreck yourself.

  • Thanks for busting the vegan myth. Tired of hearing that dumb bro-science bs.

  • Great advice. 49 year old chubby dude here looking to get my athletic frame back. I'm cooking all my meals & following a LOT of your workout methods, & eating 4-5 tiny meals throughout the day. Never getting "stuffed." Just no longer hungry.

    Thanks for uploading all this fitness gold!

  • How about; can you build muscle with one meal a day?

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