Metabolic damage and myths

  1. When you starve yourself too long , your metabolism will slow to a crawl and you will gain fat instead or reach a plateau and screw up your body. So fasting is bad and you should eat small frequent meals to stoke the metabolic fire.

How true is that sentence above ?

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/71/6/1511.full.pdf

Answer is all here , and I wouldn’t claim any credit.

 

2. Cardio makes you fat- Look you keep doing cardio and you become resistant to it and you dont lose as much fat as before. So you have to cycle it with resistance training because your metabolism ……. BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA.

Wow I was like wtf when I hear people or internet GURUS (mostly fake natties) who make stupid and unscientific claims like this. Let’s ask these idiots to go back to the basics on how to gain fat in the first place and we retrace from there.

TO FAT GAIN = CALORIES IN greater than CALORIES OUT

As you can see from this equation , doing cardio increases the calories out section not the other way round. But I did cardio , I lost weight initially and I got a plateau and I’m not losing fat anymore ? That’s pretty simply because you are not establishing a caloric deficit. But I did the same diet and I’m stuck. A lot of people don’t know this, but lighter people burns less calories than heavier people.

http://www.dotfit.com/content-1485.html

To prove this  simple logic: lift a 20 kg dumbbell vs a 5 kg dumbbell , which is heavier ? So if you lost 15 kgs and are doing the same exercises with the same intensity with the same duration with the same schedule – it’s fairly LOGICAL to infer you are going to burn less calories. So you have to readjust your diet aka cal in again…..

3. Muscle burns a shit load more calories than fats

This isn’t true obviously……. You wont really burn much more calories unless you’re actually working out to maintain those muscles aka wear and tear then rebuild.

How Many Calories Does 1lb of Muscle Burn?

 

 

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