Good day, everyone!
Yesterday was day one of my half marathon training plan. I am using the same plan that I used for my first half, because I loved it so much!
And as I have stated, I need to lose fat. A lot of fat. Like 25 pounds. I think it is doable in 3 months, don’t you?
So here is how I plan to utilize my running plan for the maximum amount of fat loss (with the least amount of muscle loss):
1) Supplements! As a GNC worker, I have access to the ins and outs of fat loss supplements. So I utilize that! Before every run, I take a fat burner (Super HD by Cellucor) to maximize the amount of calories burned. I also take L-Carnitine, which helps to convert fat stores to usable energy.
2) Carbohydrate timing. . . Timing carbohydrates throughout the day helps to control insulin secretion. Keeping the carbs to specific types will help as well. The lower the glycemic index, the better. The higher the glycemic index a carb has, the more insulin that food will cause the body to secrete. The more insulin secreted, the more likely the body is to create and store triglycerides inside the fat cells. Slow digesting carbs such as oatmeal, sweet potato, and whole grains are going to have less of an effect on the body than sugar will. As far s timing the carbohydrates goes, keeping them to post workout is going to be the most effective. The next most effective timing is at breakfast and post workout for refilling the glycogen stores.
3) Intervals Intervals Intervals! These help to constantly surprise the body and are proven to maximize fat loss during and after exercise. Plus, I sometimes get bored on a treadmill and an interval workout keeps things exciting… well as exciting as running (not in a race) can be.
4) DIET!!!!!!!! Diet is the x factor in all
weight loss fat loss. Without a good diet (one low in refined sugar and carbs and high in veggies, meat, and slow-digesting carbs) fat loss is almost impossible. I can almost guarantee you that just cutting sugar and refined carbs our of your diet is going to make you drop the first 10 almost immediately (some water-weight and some fat-weight). After that, make sure to dial into what you are fueling your body with and you will be just fine!
P.S. I have personally found that not eating after a certain time, like 6 p.m. helps to speed fat loss.
5) Rest. When running to lose weight, we often forget how important it is for our bodies to rest and recuperate. Resting time should be used as a time for stretching and yoga to keep the muscles limber.
Well those are my tips for you all! Have a wonderful Friday!