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GT Get Fit Tip: Amino Acid’s

All the talk the past few years has been about Carbs (CHO), Sugar & Fat and how much weight we have been gaining.  I do believe as Americans we over consume calories but instead of harping on CHO & Sugar I want to now focus on Amino Acids.

Amino Acids are what you get when break down protein and are essential to the primary functions of human movement and survival.  Amino acids make up 75% of the human body and are essential to nearly every bodily function and chemical reaction that takes place.

There are about 20 amino acids that are found in plants and animals with 8 “essential”  amino acids that the body can’t produce and have t be consumed in the diet.

Some Questions I will answer in the next few posts

  1. What are the 8 essential Amino’s Acids (AA’s)?
  2. Where are the best sources?
  3. What relationship does muscle and amino acids have?
  4. How do AA’s help when I workout?
  5. When is the best time to supplement with AA’s?

GT Food Challenge: Day 2 Weigh-in – still Balancing my Carbs

Weighed in this morning when I got to the studio and dropped 3lbs on day 2.  Mostly water but I’m still pleased bc that’s real weight.  I am still making food corrections to level out my CHO and Pro intake bc I don’t want more than 45% CHO for my daily allowance.  Too many CHO’s will make my weight go up due to water retention (8lbs a gallon)

I hope your challenge is going as well and keep tracking your food, I’m still torn between MyFitnessPal and LoseIt.  They both work great but I can’t decide which one I like best

GT Get Fit Tip: Carb Balance

Carb balance is key when trying to drop body fat and water retention

The more carbs you eat the more sugar and water your body utilizes for digestion, protein takes longer to digest and the result is amino acids not sugar

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So far on the first day of the 10-day food challenge I have had sunflower seeds and 6″ Subway ham – now my carbs are 70%

I’m going to make a correction at 1pm with my snack and try to level my fat and protein to about 30-40% respectively

The human body needs fuel to build your metabolism and make you efficient. More fruits, more vegetables, more seeds and nuts is the key

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