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Can Eating Fat Get You Ripped?

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Yo what's up guys!

It's Mike with Sixpack Shortcuts and today we're going to be talking about the topic of:

- "Can fat get you ripped?"

Pay attention to this one because this is a common misconception that people often have. It's knowledge like this that can get you that much closer to the body of your dreams!

0:18 Why would someone suggest that you eat more fat if you're trying to lose fat?
- Logically it doesn't make any sense, but I eat tons of fat everyday!
- And I want you to do the same so you can get RIPPED.

0:35 This is why fat helps you to lose fat:
- Fat is an energy source, just like carbohydrates.

- So when you eat a meal you want the following:
1) Protein for your muscles (not an energy source)
2) Veggies for digestion - the best source of fiber and antioxidants
3) Fat or Carbs for energy

1:45 So Carbs or Fat?
- They are both energy sources, but the difference is that carbs absorb faster because fat is denser.
- 1 gram of fat is 9 calories while 1 gram of carbs is 4 calories.
- So, it seems that you would obviously choose carbs as your energy source when trying to lose weight, right?

2:18 The reality is that fat digests slower, so when your body gets energy is does 1 of 2 things with it:
1) It burns it off
2) It stores it

2:42 So, since carbs absorb faster this means that you need to quickly burn it off or it gets stored as fat.

3:05 If you want to lose weight, then you need to make sure that the energy you are taking in can be burned off and not stored in your body.
- Carbs absorb too fast.
- Since fat absorbs slower, this means that after you eat you can do low intensity things because you can just burn it off as it goes.
- With carbs you have to do more high intensity things to burn it off since it is being absorbed into your body so quickly.

4:12 So, what if you're really, really active or play sports?
- There are going to be times when you need to do some really strenuous activities.
- In that case, go ahead and eat carbs! You're going to need it. If you don't carb up, then you may run out energy half way through whatever you're doing.

5:03 So when else can you eat carbs?
- After you exhaust your energy sources - or glycogen levels.
- You shouldn't carb up every time, only the times when you have completely exhausted your energy source completely

- For example:
1) Leg day
2) When you do very heavy or compound lifts
- dead lifts, bent over rows, squats, cleans, pretty much lifts that use a lot of your body to complete.

6:03 When you're carbing up, you just take all the fat out of your meal - and if you're not carbing, then you just take out the carbs and add fat.
- This way, the total amount of calories will stay the same - relatively.

6:19 Here is an example of some meal choices:
Meal example: Steak, spinach and brown rice.
- The steak is pretty fatty so on days that I'm not carbing, I get the rice out of there and even add some fat.
- My favorite fat source is AVOCADO! - I eat about 4 - 5 of these a day!

- If you don't like avocados, then here are some other good options:
1) Nuts (macadamia, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, etc...)
2) Coconut Oil
3) Avocado Oil
4) Olive Oil and Balsamic - This is a new combination I'm currently trying
5) Chia Seeds - Has a lot of carbs, but it all comes from the fiber which helps to clean your body out, so this is ok.

8:59 So this is what I recommend, guys - Only eat carbs if you are about to do something very strenuous.
- If you're not sure if you need to carb up, I suggest that you eat just 1 carb meal on leg day after you work out.
- Start off that way, then watch the pounds just fall off. If you're beginning to feel that you need more energy after a couple weeks of this, then slowly bump up your carbs to your body needs.

9:48 But if you're feeling that way, you can just up your fats.
- 30 - 40% of your diet should be fat.
- Sounds crazy, but I have been doing this for a while and it works!
- Everything is creamy and yummy so I can easily stick to my diet!

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