How to: Understand Fats Carbs and Protein (simple and easy)

Fats…? Eww no, I’m gonna get fat.

Carbs…? Eww hell no, I don’t wanna get like Fatty Brittany

Protein…? Eww NOO I don’t wanna look like a huge buff guy (GIRLS)

Protein…? Fuck yeah bro, I’m gonna get huge as hell (BOYS)

 

These are the 3 main nutrients that’s needed so the human body can function properly. I’ll make sure you understand the main aspect of the GOODS AND BADS OF ALL 3 AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR

  • Fats

Fats are broken down into 3 categories: Saturated, Polyunsaturated, Monounsaturated.

Saturated: This is an important fat because the liver uses it to make cholesterol which involves the production of hormones like testosterone. Eating a good amount of saturated fat helps keep your hormones balanced out.

Polyunsaturated: This type of fat is not the best, because it can lower total cholesterol levels which is sorta good but that means it can lower your good cholesterol also (good cholesterol is HDL and bad cholesterol is LDL). So it’s always advised to limit your polyunsaturated fat intake.

Monounsaturated: This is the good fat you would want to ingest. It lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) without lowering good cholesterol (HDL)

 

**There’s also trans fat but I hate trans fat and its an evil thing to even mention so I won’t mention it ** 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

 

  • Carbs

Carbohydrates or Carbs has gotten a bad rep due to the low carb diet.. Being on a low carb diet benefits your physical appearance to loose weight since you don’t have much carbs in your body to be stored as fat. Problem is, carbs are essential for a person to function mentally and also physically. Most people are concerned about gaining weight because of the amount of carbs that’ll be ingested. The thing to understand is that too much of anything is bad, and typically, with carbs, you just need to ingest enough for your body and not too much it needs.

Carbs is considered your fuel which lets you get through your workouts at the gym and also through a long day at work. If you’ve ever done a no carb/low carb diet, you would feel that your weak and tired constantly…. Especially when you’re working out at the bed. Ingesting the right amount of carbs is that trick…. HOW?? If you ingest the right amount or just enough for your body, you’ll basically burn all the carbs you ingested (your fuel) which will leave you with little to no carbs in your system…. WHICH MEANS?? you won’t have carbs left to be stored as fat.

 

  • Protein

Protein is important for healing and repairing. When you workout at the gym, you put strain on your muscles because you’re doing exaggerated movements with resistance and weight added. Your muscles are made up of small strings called muscle fibers, then after awhile of working out at the gym, your muscle fibers start to tear apart. This is why you feel soar the next day or so. They way protein works is that; it’ll come into your body and go straight to your muscles to repair and heal the ripped up muscle fibers. After awhile of ripping apart your muscles fibers and repairing them with protein products or lean meat, your muscles start to grow in size. This is when guys use the term “Getting them gainz” when they’ve been going to the gym for awhile

 

  • Conclusion

Fats: Are good, and essential for a person. It is stored as prolonged energy to be used as fuel for later use and regulates hormones

Carbs: Are good and essential for a person. It is stored as fat whenever you lack physical activity or ingest to much your body needs. It’s used as energy and fuel the day its ingested

Protein: Are good and essential for a person. It’s main role is to repair and heal. Lacking protein will cause your muscles to shrink or basically breakdown. Nobody doesn’t want that 🙂

 

 

 

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Go ahead and eat up my friend ! 😀

How to: Begin Going to The Gym (goes for exercising, working out, etc)

While starting going to the gym may be your life changing decision, it is fairly easy to make the decision and JUST DO IT 🙂

Usually when you are a “noob” or “fresh-meat” to the gym life, you tend to get discourage because you’ll see a guy 3 times your size walking around like a Gorilla-Bear Hybrid or a super toned well defined women that’ll make your words slur and your legs quiver 😉 This is one of the main reasons why people tend to go to the gym and just decide to stop going. You have to remember, every single person you see that’s either huge with over-sized veins on their arms or super toned, they were just like you… They could’ve started off as a skinny uncoordinated person and became this “Hot Guy with the nice abs“. Or even,  a “flappy wings on my arms like I’m an eagle-never touched a dumbbell-never set foot in the gym or ran for exercise” and became this super toned, super tight lady with washboard abs.

All it took for them was some hard work and dedication. Everything we do in life is all mental, you control the outcome of everything. I have a famous slogan that I always say, “Life is Life, BUT, You Can Control That Life” and it’s true. If you chose to continue hitting the gym/exercise/workout as needed, you’ll end up having great results at the end. If you choose not to, well… you pretty much know the outcome 🙂

One last thing, Always… and I mean always, go workout as a group (group of friends, group of co-workers, etc.), or at least go workout with a partner (spouse, best friend, family member, etc). It spikes up motivation big time !! 😀Working-Out

 

TRAIN WELL MY FRIEND(s)

How to: Sleep at Night (easier than you think)

We, as humans, were trained to work during the day and rest during the night. This goes way back into the Caveman times (I have no clue what that day in age is called lol).

Your typical Cavemen /Neanderthal would hunt when the sun is up and rest when the sun is down. As years and years…and years…… and… years….and…….. (yawns) years….. gone by, we adapted to work during the day and rest at night. That’s exactly how we were built to function.

In our brain, we have something that regulates and controls our sleeping pattern. It activates when you’re exposed to dim lighting and deactivates when you’re exposed to sunlight.

To activate this sleeping mechanism of yours, you’ll need to follow these simple rules of mine below

  1. Expose yourself to dim lighting – When it’s time for you to go to bed because you have work or class in the morning, it is a MUST, that you get your room as dim as you can. This means, TV off, cellphone off, no facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, whatever. If you can manage to keep your room dim while you lay in bed relaxed, you’ll activate your sleeping mechanism.
  2. Take a hot/warm shower – Before bed time, if you take a nice, warm, steamy shower, it’ll relax and soothe you from head to toe. This will relax your tense muscles and open up your pores. When this happens and you lay in bed, you’ll knockout like a baby.
  3. Read a book – Reading a book can help you out by a lot. If you find either a boring book or an excited book, it’ll soon knock you out like a lightweight at a frat party.
  4. Eat a light simple snack – Get an apple in your system, or a banana. You don’t want to go to bed hungry with your tummy gurgling like a Sasquatch. Get something light in your system before bed, it won’t hurt you, it’ll help you. I’m not talking about eating 4 slices of cake (correlates with my healthy lifestyle blog), but rather something simple, and healthy.

 

Conclusion

Simply follow my rules and you’ll be asleep in NO TIME. This might happen tonight or tomorrow night as you read my blog. If there are any other tactics you have that helps you sleep, you can post them in the comments below to help out other viewers 🙂x_tdy_parental_sleep_150415.today-inline-vid-featured-desktop

How to: Begin a healthy lifestyle (made easy)

You might be asking yourself, “Man… How am I going to loose this weight”

“Man… How am I going to start throwing away junk”

“Man… Those extra sugary twinkie cakes filled with sugary cream filling taste way too good! Can I really do this? Because honestly I’ll die without my twinkie cake”.

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t a piece of cake (I should’ve use a healthier phrase). But starting a healthy lifestyle is easier than you think.

You may start living a healthy lifestyle because your doctor told you to, or maybe you’re training as an athlete or bodybuilder, or even maybe because you chose to. Well to make it easy as pie…. No I mean, to make it easy as broccoli, simply follow my 2 step method below.

  • Step 1: Getting Rid of Unnecessary Junk

First off, don’t throw every single thing in your house away that is considered junk. Stupid isn’t it? Well no, if you were to literally throw away your “unhealthy foods/junk food” to simply jump into the “full blown healthy lifestyle” like a boss you are, it’ll be hard to adjust to just eating healthy. You’ll have trouble eating.. trouble staying full (your used to stuffing your face till you can’t anymore to stay full for hours).. and trouble maintaining the lifestyle itself. What you want to do is take it slow day by day. Buy some healthy food and throw away some junk but also keep a good amount. Generally it’ll be constructed this way:

Phase 1 – 2/10 healthy food     8/10 junk food

Phase 2 – 4/10 healthy food     6/10 junk food

Phase 3 – 6/10 healthy food     4/10 junk food

Phase 4 – 8/10 healthy food     2/10 junk food

Phase 5 – 9/10 healthy food     1/10 junk food (this is optional)

Each phase can be how much ever you want it to be. 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, just make sure you don’t fall all the way back to phase 1 if you’re in phase 4 or 5. The trick is to train yourself overtime to maintain and get used to healthy foods and keep junk food on the sideline when you feel like being unhealthy for a day or two. Don’t punish yourself and never eat junk food because I’ll tell you myself, it’s hard but results from not eating junk food and training/working out/or whatever are amazing. I went 4 months with no junk food what so ever and I probably had the best body I’ve ever had in my life.

 

Step 2: Acquire a motivational partner

Furthermore, get yourself a partner, a coach, or whatever you want and take advantage to use them as motivation.

Spouse/Significant other – A couple together being healthy is probably the most funnest (I made that word up) and amazing thing ever. You can always remind each other of how far you’ve guys came, or you know… Who has to clean the bathroom for a month knowing every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday and going into that bathroom is not pleasant. Make it fun, lovable, etc.

Coach – This might cost money if you do actually go this route, but I mean, if you’ve had coaches in the past and you’re comfortable with a coach as a motivational figure, then GO AHEAD, DO YA THANG !

Best friend – This is nearly similar to having a spouse as a partner. You guys can track each other progress, make it fun, workout together, making meal plans together, whatever you want. Just remember.. Always try to motivate that friend of yours ! In return, he/she will obviously return the favor as you please.

 

 

Conclusion

I’ve done this method myself and it done awesome things for me. I’ve also told friends of mine to try it out also and I saw major improvements in their physique. Most of my friends are Body builders and athletes with bad eating habits. I told them my method and they loved it. Most of them literally started from Phase 1 onto Phase 2, then jumped to like Phase 5.