Everyone’s into ‘counting calories’ it seems, but not all calories are created equal. If you think about calories you have two types:
- Building Block calories which would be fats and proteins and
- Energy calories which would be carbohydrates
Using this Building Block/Energy analogy imagine your body is a house renovation. If you have too many building blocks, which might be bricks, plaster boards, nails, paint etc. you can always take them back, sell them on to another developer or use on another job at a later date.
Now imagine you have too much energy, which in this case would be 10 workmen instead of 5. What do the extra 5 do all day? Sit around, do a bit of ‘tidying’? Basically it’s useless and they’re lack of work today can’t be carried over to another day. It’s just a waste!
Your Body Is A Temple (Or House)
This is what happens in your body. The excess energy is surplus to requirements, you don’t use it today and your wage bill (see, belly fat) gets bigger and bigger and you go more and more into debt, the answer? Simple. Lay off some of the workmen (it is a recession after all) and get that wage bill down, get your energy balance right and focus on top quality building blocks and you’ll reap the benefits.
Don’t Burn Them, Wear Them
Carbohydrates are fine to consume but to quote Udo Erasmus ‘if you don’t burn ‘em, you wear ‘em!’ People’s obsession with consuming more ‘carbs’ in fear of being fatigued is, to put it politely, ‘bullshit’. Try reducing your carb intake to vegetables and fruits and see how your energy is. After a few days of adjustment you’ll see there’s nothing to worry about and your clothes will start to loosen up too.
Consider this – there are essential fats (termed EFAs), which include Omega 3 and 6. There are essential proteins (termed essential Amino Acids) but there are NO ESSENTIAL CARBOHYDRATES!
Give it a try and cut that belly debt down!