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Afterburn Effect Diet

This is the part of getting fit/losing weight that is the hardest part for a lot of people, and I’m completely with you on that. I personally like to drink, just as any self-respecting Brit does, and there is no chance I’m cutting that out of my diet. No thank you sir! Fortunately for me, I have no problem with eating healthy so the alcohol isn’t that big of a deal.

Of course it is ideal to cut alcohol out of your diet as it contains a serious amount of calories. It is also highly recommended that you don’t eat a lot of fast foods. This means no maccy D’s, no fried chicken and no other food that actually tastes good. But.. that would make life suck right? I propose that you go ahead and eat and drink whatever you want (within reason), but do so in moderation.

“If the negatives outweigh the positives, it’s time to stop!”

What You SHOULD Eat In An Afterburn Effect Diet!

You don’t need to follow any strict eating plans necessarily, but for an afterburn effect diet there is a simple rule to follow:

  1. Eat carbohydrate foods 2+ hours before cardio workouts and weight training.
  2. Eat protein foods after your workout, especially when weight training to build muscle.

Carbohydrates are important for exercise because they make glucose, which is the fuel for your body and you would have no energy without it. Carbs are best found in:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Bread
  • Grain based cereals and other grains
  • Milk and dairy products

Carbohydrates

You can also find carbs in foods with added sugars such as cakes, sweets and soda’s. However the nutritional value is a lot worse in these foods.

Protein is what your body needs to repair and keep cells healthy. When exercising (weight training in particular), your need for protein rises because your body needs to also repair the muscle tissue. Proteins are best found in:

  • Red meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Milk and Cheese
  • Eggs

Protein

You can also get protein from rice, dry beans and sweetcorn, but these foods contain much less protein than the ones listed.

Following this simple diet will ensure that your body has all the energy it needs for your high intensity workouts. It will also make sure that your body has enough protein to feed your muscles after your workouts.

Diet is not always easy to follow though and I appreciate that. You won’t always have time to cook a meal. Your friends might tempt you into some fast food. And who doesn’t like to drink?! Just follow these rules the best you can, and try to avoid overindulging. That way you can still lose weight but enjoy life at the same time! Strict diets suck anyway!

6 Responses to “Afterburn Effect Diet”

  1. Daniel says:

    Personally, I consume alcohol from time to time. But it is very important to know when it is enough and not to drink too much =)
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  2. Anthony says:

    After I did some of these workouts, I havent been hunggry. Like I diddnt eatr anything in 2 days. Is this normal

    • Karl Peach Karl Peach says:

      Changing your diet and exercise routine can affect your appetite, but it shouldn’t stop you from wanting to eat completely. In fact, doing more exercise (particularly the type on this site) should actually make you more hungry than usual.

      I would suggest laying off the workouts for a while and see if that makes a difference, and consult a doctor if it continues.

  3. Naqib Hasan says:

    what days of the week do you do the afterburn workouts,

  4. Ivan says:

    I’m going to try this “diet”, together with the HIIT. Beginning on my next training. I’ll Update here if I remember!

  5. Rhey Anne says:

    Watching & Reading the articles made me burn fats amazing.Psychological fat burning. lols. Now I’m ready to take tabata

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