by Dana Cavalea May 01, 2018

Hey Team-

Wanted to check in with you!

As the weather improves... many of us are really thinking about getting healthy...

Taking our health and fitness game to the next level...

As you know (and as I point out)... we know the world is now filled with fad diet and exercise strategies...

And today, I want to introduce you to the newest one...

Not Intermittent Fasting..

But, TIME-RESTRICTED EATING...

The Wall-Street Journal published an article on this... and I am sure it has created some tremendous confusion...

Time Restricted Eating simply means = Eating during set hours during the day... and then eating nothing else...

The issue with the article is simple: It does not address the amount of calories you are consuming, the sources they are coming from, and eating based on and around your activity level..

What Time Restricted Eatingis really saying is... pack all of your eating into a set period of time, and as a result research has shown less daily caloric consumption...

I don't really subscribe to this because metabolically it is not the answer...

The body prefers structured eating plans that include nutrient dense foods consumed throughout the day to keep insulin from spiking.. which will lead to more fat over time if the spikes are too dramatic..

Insulin spiking will also lead to more cravings... giving the feeling of low blood sugar... which almost always amounts to more sugar and starch-based carbohydrate consumption...

That is the recipe for disaster... especially based on the typical low activity levels of the average person.... (and excessive aerobic training)...

The other point I want to make about T-R-E is that it does not consider activity levels... which would make this totally detrimental to athletes especially and those who are endurance athletes...

We eat to fuel activity... also to help the body recover..

So if we are restricting eating around certain times, which may or may not be around activity, you may actually put your body into a catabolic state (where it eats its own muscle tissue).. which would erode lean muscle mass...

So, when it comes to eating... 3-4 meals per day is a great way to do it....

What is a complete meal composed of?
Carbs + Proteins + Fats = A Complete Meal

Make sure whenever you eat, you are consuming complete meals...

Also.. you can actually FAST each day, if you shut down your eating 3 hours before bed and sleep 7.5-9hrs... that is 10.5-12.5 hours of FASTING each day...

And.. if you can get up, and do your cardio in a FASTED state, that will further amplify the benefits since you will be burning your remaining cellular food and blood sugar.... depleting cells...making them open and ready for your first high nutrient based meal of the day...

Be very careful of fad dieting.. as many can lead to higher levels of visceral fat (fat around your organs).... due to the restrictive nature of them....

Now you have the facts....

Eat Clean. Eat Often. Eat High Nutrient Foods. 

COACH DANA CAVALEA

 

Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the former Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!


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