Can Your Diet Automatically Change For Your Specific Goals?

If your diet can't do this, you don't have a good diet strategy. BTW, I haven't seen one diet program on the market that is capable, so if you think your diet program does, you've been hoodwinked. Don't misunderstand, there are tons of diet programs that work to a degree but they are all marginalized. The reason for this marginalization is because the human condition is fickle.

At times humans are highly motivated perhaps because of something big that's upcoming in their life like a school reunion where they want to look amazing, or a wedding where they want to look amazing. This is very powerful motivation, so starting any kind of diet doesn't really matter in as much case as the goal desired.

But, therein lies the problem, because for that individual who is insanely motivated, they will eat dirt if you told them they would achieve their goal. Even if they do, then what. Once the goal is achieved, unless there are subsequent events that trigger enough insane motivation to withstand the torture of the user unfriendly, short termed diet programs, they will fail.

But, if you had a diet so flexible it could automatically adjust to the exact needs and situation of the individual, in addition lifestyle friendly, only then would you have a diet program that really works, not only for the interim, but for the long haul. Well, here's the great news!! There is a diet program that does all of this called Macro Circuit Diet. I wonder if your trainer knows about this.

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The Truth Talker (Leo Costa)

Inside Secrets of a World Class Bodybuilder

High level competitive bodybuilders are uniquely trained, with a vast understanding of how to manipulate nutrition and weight training for the purpose of creating a physique that is extremely muscular, yet very lean and symmetrical, which is no small feat by any means. Most nutritionists and trainers don't come close to understanding how to effectively implement nutrition and weight training to produce these kinds of results. Believe me, it's not possible unless you've been down the road less traveled for many years in the trenches learning the intricate lessons of how nutrition and training really work. These are not a disparagement remarks by any means to those who haven't, but the truth remains, here's why.

Consider the fact, in order to compete at the highest level, a bodybuilder must have the knowledge and ability to be at their peak condition within a matter of hours prior to a competition, which has a window of about three hours. Let me let you in on something, for those who haven't competed, it's one of the hardest things to master, in fact most who have mastered this only attain their perfect peak condition at the right time, once, maybe twice in their career.

Otherwise, reaching a peak condition is allusive, and can be highly unpredictable if one is not at the top of their game, and even if so is still a tricky proposition. Most of the time bodybuilders mistime their peak by minutes, even weeks, which is frustrating because it usually takes 3-6 months to prepare for an event, so when you miss, it can be extremely disappointing. And even with this being said, bodybuilders are so honed at the time of competition that even when they've mistimed their peak, they're still at times good enough to win.

It's a sport that's unforgiving that way, and yet the very thing that's alluring to the hardcore bodybuilder. The challenge in so many ways is in the struggle of overcoming the suffering and dedication it takes for creating the ultimate physique, which for most is not normal. However, when that day happens, when you finally do hit your perfect peak with perfect timing, it changes your life forever. I know this because it happened to me... Once!

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OMG, You Don't Need Carbs For Energy!

I just read an article on Shape.com that was BS. These experts with fancy degrees which back the article are the reason so many people are confused about diet. It's clear to me the experts here are the ones who are influenced by the theory first, not having a clue about the application. Such a disservice. It's amazing what makes news, or more accurately, FAKE news.

These so-called experts claimed that carbohydrates were the healthiest and most important source of energy for the body, completely discounting the role of protein and fat. What a bunch of f----ing morons. They not only provide a disservice to the population of people who read their garbage, they disgrace their fancy credentials. Here's the truth, if you eliminated all carbohydrates in your diet, only consuming protein and fat, your body would live, yet if you only ate carbs, your body would die.

It's obvious these fake experts don't realize that, or perhaps they're suffering from amnesia. Nowhere in the article did they point out that your body, in fact, needs some carbohydrate energy for the brain stem, not much I might add, however, your physiology can easily convert a carbon from protein which becomes the carbohydrate energy the brain stem requires.

Also, why wasn't it mentioned in this very uninformative article that when too many carbs are consumed, your body stores the balance as a triglyceride, and when the triglyceride count gets too high it can cause heart disease? So riddle me this, fake experts, explain how in the hell you claim that carbs are the healthiest and most important source of energy for the body?

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 The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Diet is not a bad word

So many people, when hearing or seeing the word "diet", cringe. The idea of going on a diet has a negative connotation, but it shouldn't. A typical diet is usually difficult to follow long term because it's too user-unfriendly, so consequently over time has rightly earned its reputation of being a bad word.

But diet, however, has gotten a bad rap, much the same as certain food groups like eggs for instance. At one time, the powers that be told the masses eggs were bad for them, and to stop or severely reduce their intake, then magically, after years of maligning, the powers that be capitulated. It has taken a long time for eggs to be exonerated, and yet years later there are those because of all the negative publicity eggs once wrongly received still believe that eggs are a bad word.

In my opinion, the only way to change the perception of something is to fully understand it. But that takes time and energy, and human nature, as it may be, will often time choose to believe on its face value what the powers that be profess? It's unfortunate however true, but blindly adhering to, or believing everything you see or hear has a downside, at times compromising benefits. Eggs are a good example of this, because the truth is, eggs are in fact one of the healthiest food's you can consume because it's designed that way.

An egg is made up of fat, cholesterol, and protein, but what is most fascinating about the egg, is it's designed to emulsify itself. In plain words, the cholesterol in eggs contains emulsifiers and lecithin which breaks down fat making it a perfect food. There you have it, that's the truth about the egg who was once thought of as a bad actor. Another tip here, unless you're on a very restricted diet, where eating just the egg whites is a viable option, instead, eat the whole egg, and get the full benefit of one of the healthiest eggs on the planet.

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Eating A High Fat Diet Is Healthy...

That's not a statement your average doctor, nutritionist, or trainer are willing to make, or better yet understand well enough to make. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you really want to know how diets work, ask a world class, seasoned bodybuilder, or find a uniquely trained doctor in nutrition. Believe me, this will not be an easy proposition let me tell ya.

By the way, I have verifiable scientific proof that eating a high fat diet is healthy. I'm sure those who don't know will confuse eating a high fat diet with a junk food diet (fast food). Pretty typical response I'd say, but they're wrong. Although there are foods on the high fat diet that are also a part of the fast food diet, the fast food that makes the high fat diet unhealthy are not the ones high in fat. That last sentence should send critics into a nice little unhealthy tail spin.

You see, eating fat in itself doesn't make you fat or unhealthy. Eating fat burns fat. There, those critics who were tail spinning out of control just crashed and burned. The distinction in making fat healthy is knowing how to utilize carbohydrates and caloric intake.

Critics will often scoff when debating this high fat healthy way of eating by stating that eating unsaturated fats are fine but not saturated fats. Again, wrong, wrong, wrong!! Saturated fats in fact are highly useful and healthy. They regulate hormones in your body, store energy, and protect vital organs for starters. The secret here, which isn't really a secret except to those critics who don't know what the hell they're talking about is fully understanding how diets work.

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Starting Over With Your Exercise Program Isn't Really Starting Over

Based on statistics most people who start a program quit. It's a stat most health clubs know, and part of the reason they oversell their capacity because it takes about twenty-eight days before the masses who signed up in a state of frenzy, with great intention and high hopes fly the coop and quit. The yo-yo effect of this real occurrence resembles very much what happens when people start a new diet.

There's a reason for this, which has to do primarily with having expectations set too high, and then comes the dagger of disappointment, with results being too low. It's not 100% the fault of the individual for failing, because advertising sells them a bill of goods that are flawed. They sell the dream, paint a beautiful picture in 30 seconds or so and make you believe heaven is waiting for you right around the corner in as little as a few weeks.

Before you know it, in a blink of an eye, with virtually no effort of participation, you'll be prancing and frolicking along a drop dead gorgeous beach with the world at your feet with your new gorgeous body. No shit Sherlock, with all this upside, who has time to think about failing, and yet it happens, not once, but several times.

Nevertheless, all it takes is a little down time of not working out getting even fatter, before that 30 second spot magically appears, promising you that heavenly body. Once again you fall for it even though the same result as last time is imminent, but it matters not, because this time around you're sure as hell you'll follow through, which you don’t, but in all fairness, you must give yourself a nice pat on the head, because you went farther than your last attempt, yea.

It really is true that time heals just about everything, except for insanity. But worry not, there really is a silver lining here, as small as it may be. You see, every time you start over on your exercise program, especially if you go a little farther each time, your body, because it really is fantastic in spite of you, forever imprints the exercise you did on its DNA. For this very simple reason, when you start again, your body goes right back to where you left off, unlike when you start from scratch. Now, get off your ass and exercise.

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Most Exercise and Nutrition Programs Are Designed To Fail

Sometimes faster is not better. Most humans want things now, which isn't all bad, but it has its downside, like when human's don't get what they want fast. Then what? The exercise and nutrition industry play right into the give it to me now expectation. This philosophy, mindset, strategy, whatever you want to call it breeds mediocrity, and eventually failure.

In my opinion, the exercise and nutrition industry is no better than the lottery, where your chances of croaking from a fatal disease are greater than you winning. I don't disagree it's important to sell the dream of how your life will immediately transform once you've won all this money, or lost weight in record time, or even got your body in the best shape of your life working out only 10 minutes a day without breaking a sweat.

But, there has to be more than just selling the quick dream that appears to be a snap. The dream is only part of the big picture and you definitely should have it, but not when it's the main priority. The truth is, there are a whole bunch of baby steps in between that solidify the path you must first develop, and then more importantly stay on.

As your legit trainer, I'm going to develop an exercise and nutrition program that will get you immediate results, however not at the expense of a highly calculated strategy and infrastructure that will continue to produce long term results. What about your trainer?

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The Three Training Styles

Strick style training should be the basis of every training regiment, simply because the potential for maximizing your training performance is based on the quality of each repetition. Bottom line, you're only as good as your technique  Strict style training is the launching pad for the other two training styles, which simply means you must first learn how to perform each and every single exercise with perfect form and technique, before incorporating the other two training styles.

Loose style training, otherwise referred to as a cheat set is one of the best ways to break through stubborn training plateaus, in addition, a great way to extend a set. Loose style training should not be the main focus of a proper training program, yet it needs to be incorporated strategically over the course of the entire program for maximizing results.

Partial style training refers to an exercise that is never performed with a full range of motion. A partial repetition can be implemented in the beginning, middle, and end of each exercise. Partial style training can be used as a pre-exhaust, set extension, or finishing technique, based on the training objective. Utilizing these three training styles throughout a training regimen dramatically improves training performance which is the smart way to achieve your full potential for meeting training objectives. FYI, If your trainer doesn't know about this, they're most likely a faker.

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Why do diets fail so often?

It's only a matter of time when the new diet your excited about trying is going to fail you in a big way. It has to because it's designed that way. How might you ask? Jeddi marketing tactics are part of the reason. These diets tap into the fragile psyche of human nature at its weakest and most vulnerable moment. You're promised a ton of weight loss in no time at all and sold the fantasy of finally getting that great body you've only dreamed of.

Some of these wonder diets (quick fix) are pre proportion, including pre cooked food, so all you have to do is heat it and eat it. To top it all off, they seal the deal with fabulous testimonials backing their products results. Easy peasy, right? No, not so fast. Interestingly, most of these people when they transition back to regular food revert back to their original pre-diet weight, if not rebounding even beyond to their all-time highest weight ever. And mind you, this rebound weight gain happens within six months after regular food is integrated back as the normal way of eating. This common occurrence of not being able to sustain successful weight loss is the fly in the ointment. Let's give credit where credit is due, but let's also call a spade a spade.

The true measure of a successful diet is not only the amount of weight which is lost but how successful individuals are in keeping off the weight for the long haul. The objective for a successful diet should be to maintain whatever weight goal one desires, and should be designed from a completely different perspective. It should be an eating strategy that revolves around the individual's lifestyle, instead of individuals lifestyle adapting to the constraints of a diet that in the end is designed to fail.

For example, when individuals are faced with the challenge of going to dinner with friends on a weekend, then what. I'll tell you what. Suddenly they're faced with either going off their wonder diet and eating foods they had a problem controlling in the first place, hence the reason for the wonder diet or they have to make the decision to not got to dinner and abstain. When you have to constantly abstain from something from which you receive pleasure, it's only a matter of time before you cave. This is where the crack in the armor begins to present itself in these wonder diets (quick fix). Here's the other major reason why wonder diets are designed to fail. They are not lifestyle friendly to the user, period. There's a better way, ADP.

Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Contrary to popular belief....

Contrary to popular belief, eating more times per day does NOT make your metabolism more efficient. Amazingly, this is a fact based on how your physiology really works. This is difficult to come to grips with, especially when you come from the background of bodybuilding like I did.

The general consensus had always been to eat more meals and smaller portions a day to make your metabolism more efficient therefore your body storing less fat. But it turns out that's not the case.

I stumbled on this fun little fact while doing research which brings me to a point. Things are constantly changing with regard to information. It's a challenge for the human condition to continue to change especially when something they've learned and believe in becomes gospel.

This example is a good reminder for those of us who are in the health and fitness industry teaching and helping others to attain their important goals. It takes discipline to keep learning and moving forward, and not just simply falling into the rut of mainstream thinking. 

That said, this is why you don't have to eat more time power day to get in shape. Here's an example. One of the most powerful enzymes for breaking down fat on your body is lipase which is produced by the pancreas. In addition, your liver produces bile which is a salt and a major player in this process. In layman terms, when you eat fewer times per day, your body produces larger amounts of lipase and bile, which then breaks down more fat.

 For those of you who have a trainer, it would behoove them if they knew this but don't be alarmed, most won't because they operate from a mindset of mainstream thinking or whatever the latest trends are.

If you want results that are extraordinary, then as your trainer they have to be hungry enough to think outside the box and apply techniques that are less commercially accepted or even known, although produce fantastic results. Stay tuned for more truth talking on my next blog. P.S., if you want to learn the answers to these blogs, visit automaticdietplus.com.

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The Truth Talker  (Leo Costa Jr)

How do you develop athletic strength versus explosive power through weight training?

 There is a major distinction. If you're an athlete who wants to create that competitive edge, your trainer should know this answer if they're legit. One simple question you could ask to get an indication would be, does the squat exercise develop strength or explosive power.

Another simple question to ask would be, how specifically does strength and explosive power translate with respect to athletic performance, and how does it benefit the athlete. Again, if your trainer is worth their salt, they should know this, and if they don't, run for the hills, because they're probably a fake trainer that will produce fake results.

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These are the 10 top reasons why trainers cant make a living!

Does doing more repetitions create body definition?

What's one of the best ways to get rid of post workout soreness that doesn't involve supplementation?

Has your trainer asked you about your heart rate lately? If they haven't they should. Heart rate reveals a lot about what's going on in and with your body for both weight training and cardio.

What exactly are the benefits of aerobic conditioning? You'll be surprised how many people who only have a general idea and unfortunately your trainer might be one of those. The typical answer to this question will be to burn body fat. That answer is definitely correct but there's much more benefit than that.

If your trainer can't give you the full scope of benefits of aerobic conditioning then as a trainer who you are trusting is significantly compromising your results. Why would you want to give your trust and money to someone who is half equipped? Stay tune

What are the benefits of cross training for injured body parts? I'm not talking about the highly popular cross training program that many are doing.

The cross training to which I'm referring heals injuries, not causes them. I wonder if the cross trainer trainers know the answer to this question. I'll bet my last dollar they don’t. Stay tuned

Just because your trainer is certified doesn't mean they're legit, in fact they can potentially be dangerous to your health.

 Most trainers who are certified are those who were capable enough to pass a handwritten test. Kudos to those who did that, but you have to have in the trenches training experience to fully understand how to apply all of that information you learned from a test.

If you have a trainer or are in the market for one here's a one question acid test that will arm you with some knowledge and verify if the trainer whose well-being you're about to put in their hands is legit.

Here's the acid test question. Assuming the client is not in over trained status, how long does it take for the physiology to achieve full recovery after a training session before a subsequent workout can be performed?

Change the angle change the results

There are so many misconceptions regarding the proper way to weight train for targeted results. First of all, there must be specific training objectives for creating maximum benefits, for example are you weight training for muscle gain, muscle endurance, or muscle strength. Most individuals are confused in this area right out of the gate. For example, one big misconception is that to put on maximum muscle, one needs to lift heavy weight. Not true. Another misconception is doing more training gets you more results. This is a half-truth.

As important as it is having targeted training objectives, is also to understand there are other ways to make the body respond, other than lifting more weight, or doing more training. One very simple, effective training methodology is to change the angles by which you train each muscle group at certain times throughout a training regimen.

A common question clients have for trainers is “didn't I do that exact routine or exercise last time“? It's a thoughtful question, which should have a thoughtful answer. Unlike cardio conditioning, weight training offers more training options for targeting specific body parts from multiple angles.

Considering your body is in a constant state of flux trying to adapt to its training stimulus, this creates big opportunities for producing dramatic results. Here's the truth. Regarding weight training, any little adjustment you make, including changing hand or foot positions, in addition changing training angles for the exact same exercise, makes the exercise completely different in terms of how muscle adapts. So if you're a client asking this question, hopefully your legit trainer is able to answer you with a truthful, coherent answer.

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Why Carbs Are Killing Your Health and Making You Get Fat

If carbs are so good for you why are so many of them bad for you. Some of these carbs are so bad they inflame your body to a point it's difficult just to perform normal daily tasks. However, there's no question there are healthy carbs one can eat, but get this, even if you eat too many of those healthy ones it's going to put your health at risk, because what it does to your triglycerides count, plus they'll make you fat. By the way if you have a trainer, or looking for one, they should be versed in this area because it's a major problem, and if they're not, you probably have a faker posing as a trainer,

Truth be told, unless you really understand how the macros impact your body, good and bad, it can get down right confusing knowing just what you should eat. It's no wonder most of the population is overweight. But, not to worry, it doesn't have to be that way, because your diet can be made simple, user and lifestyle friendly, but most importantly effective.

I'll give you part of the solution and a way for you to immediately reduce the ill effects of carbs. Cut down on refined sugar, which is kind of a no brainer. There are several other ways to make carbs friendly, truly healthy, and a powerhouse source of energy.  Ask your trainer about this. If they're legit, they'll shed some very important light on this subject. If not keep searchin for the right trainer. Otherwise, stay tuned for my next truth talking blog.

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The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Warming up is a waste of energy

Save your energy for your training sessions for goodness sake. Your physiology is highly adaptable, so why train it to warm up before it performs, instead of training it to perform right from the beginning, and by that I mean from the very first set. Not only is this possible, it's more efficient, and immediately improves training performance. For most who read this, hopefully it's not your trainer, will think this is untrue, but it's not.

You can test this not so abundant fact for yourself however before you do, take heed. If you're like most who warm up before they start their working sets, I strongly urge you to not attempt going from warming up, to NOT warming up, as this is a sure way of getting injured. Remember, your physiology is highly adaptive, so you have to retrain your body specifically for what you want.

There's a proper way to go about this process. In order for your body to be ready to perform at full power in your first set you must train it by gradually warming up less an less until your body has adapted to the first set as its working set, which will take approximately three weeks. You'll be amazed  how this small but huge adjustment will change how your body responds to training.

Interestingly, I discovered this golden nugget of information from first hand experience while in Bulgaria on one of my trips attending a hush hush symposium for a small group of us that were hand selected to garner knowledge from Olympic coaches and sports doctors where they revealed revolutionary training methodologies.The information I walked away with at that time was eight years ahead of its time 20 years ago, and is still relevant to this day. Knowledge is power. Stay hungry, because you never know when you're going to discover a timeless jewel.

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Yo Yo Training

No, this is not some sort of new training style or the latest fitness trend that's hit the market, it's the reflection and refers to the inconsistency of how fake trainers train their clients. One day they give their clients a great workout with good energy, and the next workout the trainer is asleep at the wheel with a training session that is less exciting than watching paint dry.

Gee, fake trainers, I wonder why your clients don't get results or stay with you for any length of time. Wake up boys and girls and get to the party before you're irrelevant. Probably already too late.  First of all, it takes a hell of a lot of years, enthusiasm, passion, and discipline to give your clients consistent workouts day in and day out. Only the pros know how to do this. So, for those of you who want to be real trainers, my advice to you is, stay hungry every day, and put in to practice what you learn.

Here's the truth. It's very difficult to replace firsthand experience, to begin with. The reason I point this out is that, no matter what, it's going to take a good while before you really become a real legit trainer, years and years to be exact. For those who currently have a trainer, beware of how consistent your workouts are on a day to day basis. If they feel like they're up and down, and all over the place, like a yo yo, you probably have a faker on your hands.

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Message to fake gurus

I just saw a posting on social media from a self-proclaimed personal training guru who stated that you should not workout until your muscle soreness subsides. My first thought is why, clown? That's exactly what you should do. Training muscles that are sore need training because it flushes lactic acid build up which speeds recovery. It seems these fake gurus need a real guru to straighten them out.

Here's a news flash clown, muscle soreness isn't an indication of a good workout. That's right, so before you go patting your fake self on the back thinking you gave your client a mind-blowing workout, and claiming they should wait until muscle soreness goes away, get your facts straight.

And before I digress, here's one more news flash fake guru. Based on your inaccurate comment of waiting until your muscle soreness subsides before you train the same body part, here's what's really going on. As long as you don't overtrain your client, to begin with, you can train the same body part within five hours after a training session. That should send you into a fake state of coma.

To all unsuspected clients out there working with fake gurus... BEWARE! It's no wonder there's so much misinformation in the industry when you have these fake guru idiots out there talking nonsense.

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Best, The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Diet is not a bad word...

So many people when they see or hear the word diet, they cringe. Logical thinking would tell you that obviously, it's not, but the idea of going on a diet has a negative connotation and perception because of years of failing people. A typical diet is usually difficult to follow for long term because it's too user-unfriendly, so consequently over time has rightly earned its reputation of being a bad word.

Diet, however, has gotten a bad rap, much the same as certain food groups like eggs for instance. At one time, the powers told the masses eggs were bad for them, and to stop or severely reduce their intake, then magically, after years of maligning, the powers that be capitulated. It has taken a long time for eggs to be exonerated, and yet years later there are those, because of all the negative publicity eggs once wrongly received, who still believe that eggs are a bad word.

In my opinion, the only way to change the perception of something is to fully understand it. But that takes time and energy, and human nature, as it may be, will often time choose to believe what the powers profess. It's unfortunate however true, but blindly adhering to, or believing everything you see or hear has a downside, at times compromising benefits. Eggs are a good example of this, because the truth is, eggs are in fact one of the healthiest food's you can consume because it's designed that way.

An egg is made up of fat, cholesterol, and protein, but what is fascinating about the egg, is it's designed to emulsify itself. In plain words, the cholesterol in eggs contains emulsifiers and lecithin which breaks down fat making it a perfect food. There you have it, that's the truth about the egg who was once thought of as a bad actor. Another tip here, unless you're on a very restricted diet, where eating just the egg whites is a viable option, instead eat the whole egg, and get the full benefit of one of the healthiest eggs on the planet.

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The Truth Talker (Leo Costa Jr)

Eating A High Fat Diet Is Healthy...

That's not a statement your average doctor, nutritionist, or trainer are willing to make, or better yet understand well enough to make. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you really want to know how diets work, ask a world class, seasoned bodybuilder, or find a uniquely trained doctor in nutrition. Believe me, this will not be an easy proposition let me tell ya.

By the way, I have verifiable scientific proof that eating a high fat diet is healthy. I'm sure those who don't know will confuse eating a high fat diet with a junk food diet (fast food). Pretty typical response I'd say, but they're wrong. Although there are foods on the high fat diet that are also a part of the fast food diet, the fast food that makes the high fat diet unhealthy are not the ones high in fat. That last sentence should send critics into a nice little unhealthy tail spin.

You see, eating fat in itself doesn't make you fat or unhealthy. Eating fat burns fat. There, those critics who were tail spinning out of control just crashed and burned. The distinction in making fat healthy is knowing how to utilize carbohydrates and caloric intake.

Critics will often scoff when debating this high fat healthy way of eating by stating that eating unsaturated fats are fine but not saturated fats. Again, wrong, wrong, wrong!! Saturated fats in fact are highly useful and healthy. They regulate hormones in your body, store energy, and protect vital organs for starters. The secret here, which isn't really a secret except to those critics who don't know what the hell they're talking about is fully understanding how diets work.

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The Truth Talker  (leo Costa Jr)

Trust The Number: It's Not What You Eat, It's How Much You Eat

At the end of the day it's always about the number. Fully understanding the amount of calories needed to create a response, whether for the purpose of losing, gaining, or maintaining a certain body condition, one must know the specific caloric intake that corresponds with the specific objective. What's just as important as knowing the stated caloric number, is trusting the number without question, for the very reason that your body is always in a state of fluctuation, which means it's  condition can be drastically impacted by the types of food, even micronutrients that are consumed.

For example, consuming excessive amounts of sodium can cause unusual weight gain from one day to the next, however only temporarily, because this increase is water not fat gain. If you know your caloric intake, you can immediately determine that the excess weight gain is water retention verses fat gain. The reason coming to this rational conclusion is of importance is because it has a drastic impact on the production of various hormones within the body. In addition, when you trust the number it keeps you more objective rather than in a subjective state of mind. This distinction is definitely a game changer not only in the way your body looks and performs, but how you respond emotionally.

For example, if you're highly emotional due to angst caused by feeling out of control when it comes to your diet and the way you look, your body produces cortisol, which when it becomes chronic among other things causes your body to store fat. Subjectivity causes a counterproductive knee jerk response yet when you remain objective, it's a different ball game. Beware, staying objective especially when your body doesn't look the way you want isn't an easy task, because it takes discipline to override your out of control emotions. So, in a nutshell it's a process that takes some time.

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