Jason Ferruggia: What are your top three fat burning nutrition tips?
Chad Waterbury: The first step is to feed your body more nutrients and fewer calories. There’s really no way to get around the fact that burning fat requires you to give your body fewer calories than it needs. But where people really mess up is with their food choices. Most guys don’t get enough of certain key nutrients to feed their anabolic hormones even when they’re eating to bulk.
So when they drastically cut calories their metabolism shuts down because they’re getting even fewer nutrients than they were before. But if they simply drop low-quality foods and replace them with nutrient rich foods, they’ll keep all their muscle. For example, eat a serving of fresh blueberries instead of rice at lunch. Or have steamed vegetables instead of a baked potato at dinner. These two changes will give your muscles and metabolism more nutrients with fewer calories.
The second step is to eat every three hours and frontload your calories. Breakfast should always be your biggest meal of the day; lunch is second biggest; dinner is smallest. Throw a few snacks in there, such as an apple, mixed nuts, or a scoop of protein with a handful of berries. Take one tablespoon of liquid fish oil with breakfast and dinner. There are a few other supplements I like, depending on your goals.
The third element for burning fat is to feed your body amino acids and glucose around your workouts. Take five to 10 grams of branched chain amino acids directly before a workout. Immediately after, take another 5-10 grams of BCAAs with a scoop of Sun Warrior protein and ½ cup of organic raisins. These simple steps will boost your metabolism, improve your performance, and shorten your recovery time. All in all, that equates to faster fat loss.
Jason Ferruggia: Can you tell our readers a little bit about your Body of F.I.R.E. program, that you just released today and what kind of people you have used it with?
Chad Waterbury: The Body of F.I.R.E. is a complete training and nutrition program that will strip body fat off faster than anything I’ve ever created. The training component is based around Full-body, Intense, Resistance Exercise – hence the acronym. It was designed for athletes who couldn’t afford to lose muscle or strength in pursuit of boosting their explosive strength endurance. But the program is just as effective for non-athletes.
I’ve put everyone from professional fighters to weekend warriors on the program with amazing results. My client, Jon, lost 40 pounds of fat on the program. And not an ounce of muscle was lost in the process. Very few fat loss programs can make that claim.
I also put Ralek Gracie on the program to prepare him for his recent win over the legendary Sakuraba. The cool part about Ralek is that he actually gained muscle on the program since we had a little room to move with regard to his weigh in.
The Body of F.I.R.E. program leaves no stone unturned. It consists of four, full-body workouts per week that combine fast, multiplanar body weight cardio circuits, strength training circuits, and cardio strength exercise pairings. The progression plan is unlike any other to ensure that you’re constantly improving your performance. An extra set or rep, an extension in the work interval, or a drop in the rest periods are a few examples.
I also cover mobility drills, stretches, and a complete nutrition plan with specific guidelines to make it work for your goals. And the exercise guide has vivid, high resolution pictures with tips and technique guidelines so you’re always doing each exercise with perfect form.
Of all the programs I’ve created, this is the one I’ve worked the longest on, and it’s the one I’m most proud of.
Jason Ferruggia: Awesome. Thanks for the interview, my friend. And before we go, do you want to comment on the outcome of that 100 meter dash we had on the beach? Na, we’ll save that for next time, I think…
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