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10 CrossFit Workouts to Build Endurance and Burn Fat

A powerful engine is essential for any well rounded athlete. Time to start working on yours!

EATING THE RIGHT MACRO NUTRIENTS

The second most important aspect is making sure that you are eating the correct amount of macronutrients that your body needs. Macronutrients consist of:

  • Protein (4 calories per gram)
  • Fat (9 calories per gram)
  • Carbohydrates (4 calories per gram)

There is technically a 4th, alcohol, but I’m not going into that one specifically. However if you drink alcohol, you should know that 1 gram of alcohol has 7 calories and they do count. They just won’t build muscle.

The seven tips below will guide you on your way to proper nutrition and efficient weight loss.

Cut Sugars and Starches

The most crucial part to cut off in your diet when trying to lose weight is carbohydrates (starches). To give you a little bit of a background, insulin is responsible for storing your fat. Insulin-release is also stimulated when you eat too much sugar that comes from starch or carbohydrates.

The more sugar you eat, the more your body releases insulin, and the more it stores fat. But when insulin goes down, you don’t give your body a lot of chance to store up on fat, making it burn more to fuel your body instead.

Another benefit of lowered your insulin level is that it allows your kidneys to do what they are supposed to do – and that is to get rid of excess sodium and water in your body. Excess sodium causes you to bloat up and store the water as weight exces. As soon as you get rid of carbohydrates on the first few weeks of your diet, you will notice you are losing more weight than expected.

 

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