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The Secret to Consistently Lose Weight

All of the fit people around you know the one damn secret to getting to look that way. And no it’s not working out. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that working out is only a small part in losing weight. The hardest part is the diet and struggles many people face is the lack of knowledge on what to eat and why.

Macronutrients

The key is macronutrients.  These are the nutrients that is essentially required for survival. Your body needs these to have the energy to do your daily tasks. There are three macronutrients which are Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins. Eating these three in the right ratio and combination consistently will guarantee you lose weight no matter who you are and what your body is currently like.

Carbohydrates

riceAlmost everyone has at least heard of a carbohydrate or “carb”. Carbs give your body energy and fuel to do everyday activities. This is why a lot of times you hear of people doing a low carb diet experience fatigue or tiredness. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or gain weight you need to eat carbs. Of course, there are healthy and unhealthy carbs. The carbs you want to incorporate in your diet are whole grain foods and unprocessed carbs. Commonly eaten are rice, beans, and sweet potatoes. Avoid things like French fries or things that appear to be heavily refined. The harvard website breaks down all the tiny details involving carbs.

Fats

fatsEven bringing up fats has a negative connotation for many people. Common sense tells us if you’re trying to lose weight, you should probably avoid anything even related to the word fat. This is dead wrong. Your body needs fats on a daily basis even if you are trying to slim down. DO NOT AVOID THEM. Fats provide your body with an energy reserve and when you begin to eat more fats than your body can use, it begins to store them in fat reserves throughout your body. This is why it is so important to eat the right amount of them so your body does not being to store them. When picking out fats for your diet it is important to look for unsaturated fats. These reduce your risk for heart disease and are just all around healthier for you. This article explains the difference between the types of fats.

Protein

protein.jpegOf course, we know that if you’re trying to get absolutely jacked and swole you need to take in protein. Proteins are what helps build up muscles and repair them after a workout. They can add to your strength. Typically, the rule is that for every 1 pound of your body weight, you should consume 1 gram of protein in your diet daily. So a 200 pound man should take in around 200 grams of protein on any given day. Protein dense food is crucial to hit this target. Things like beef, turkey, chicken, fish, eggs, and nuts. If you find it hard to hit your daily goal, people often turn to protein shakes to hit the target. I recommend reading more on the benefits of protein.

Monitoring

So combining all three of these and setting a daily target of the right combination of these macronutrients will guaranteed result in weight loss. Start getting into the habit of looking at the nutritional facts of everything you eat. You may be surprised that something you thought was healthy really contains a shocking amount of fat. Or something you thought you had to exclude from your diet in order to lose weight may be beneficial after all. The next article we will walk you step by step on how to determine the exact number of carbs, fats, and proteins you need to eat daily in order to consistently lose weight.

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Change Your Body

weightsWhat is keeping you from having the body you want? You may be funneling through a list of different excuses in your head right now but at the end of the day it comes down to a lack of discipline and consistency.

 

Think about it. It is 2018 and scientists and dieticians alike have the exact answers on how to lose weight and build muscle. It’s common knowledge. Eat healthy, exercise, and drink water.

So why do we live in a country with one of the highest rates of obesity?

 

Maybe you don’t know what exercise you should do to build a certain muscle or what foods you should be eating and how much of it you should be eating. This is what we are here for.

 

The importance of having a body you’re proud to show off at the beach is invaluable. It increases your self-confidence which will open up countless opportunities for you beyond just being able to talk to that hot girl. Your body will be healthy, and your thinking will be clear.

 

If you set out to change the way you look, and you actually accomplish it after weeks of grueling dedication it will show you that with consistent action you will be able to accomplish anything.

 

We are going to give you instructions on what to eat, what exercises and lifts to do, and how often to do it. All that you will need to bring to the table is consistent action and insane self-discipline.

 

Let’s get started.

Why Being Financially Literate Is Important

money.jpgI describe financial literacy as having the knowledge to plan and manage your own finances in a responsible and profitable manner. Schools today do not teach the things that society needs to learn the most which is how to deal with money. Things like investing, taxes, debt, and credit are crucial to how we live our life yet many of us were not taught the first thing about any of those topics.

 

Just scraping by and living paycheck to paycheck is the mindset that a majority of our population employs in their day to day life. This creates a continuous cycle of stress and empty pockets.

 

We are consistently told “money can’t buy happiness”. Well guess what, everyone who says that is DEAD wrong and just use that phrase to make themselves feel better about their current financial desperation.

 

Being able to pay for your child’s college, see the world, and live a life with zero worry about how you are going to pay your bills is a life that everyone should strive to attain.

 

So often it is viewed as “greedy” to be financially conscious and focus on ways to improve your income. If that’s the case, then be greedy. Do what others won’t now so you can do what others can’t later.

 

Your first step begins with investing in yourself and your financial knowledge. Through your quest of knowledge and financial literacy you will be able to transform your life as you know it. Money will no longer be that topic that is shushed and refused to be discussed while you silently suffer from crippling debt.

 

Having the ability to climb out of debt, increase your income, diversify your streams of income, and invest are easily attainable for the everyday common man and are not just reserved for the suited elites of wall street.

 

Why do you think that you cannot be a millionaire? Because society has told you that it is out of your reach? It’s time to change your circumstances and stop accepting this paycheck to paycheck mentality.

Let us know your financial questions or requests for articles.