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Old 07-21-2010, 04:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You're right. My bad. Jeez, you didn't have to yell

Still, during a partial fast (i.e., calorie restriction), your body increases its use of your internal fat reserves. But this still only takes you so far. Once you add exercise to the mix, it's imperative that you get enough protein to feed your exercise, just enough carbs post-workout to refuel your muscles, and enough fat overall to convince your body that it doesn't need to hold on to so much of its own. Further caloric restriction after you're exercising regularly will just make the body stubbornly hang on to bodyfat.

My rules:
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.

Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
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