Here’s a little story about a man named Jed, the poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed. Then one day he was shooting at some food and up from the ground came a bubbling…
Yes, that’s the intro to the Beverly Hillbillys. One of my favorite shows from the 90’s. Probably because the day my family and I moved from Eastern Kentucky, to Augusta Georgia I swear I heard that song playing as we pulled out.
What I’d really like to tell you is the story of the crimes we commit against our metabolisms on a daily basis. I want to give you the THREE biggest mistakes I see and hear every day, that devastate our bodies ability to burn fat.
Mistake #1 – We don’t eat enough. Yes, that is a major crime and I see it all the time when someone decides they want to lose some weight. They usually always lose weight in the beginning, but then what happens? Their metabolism goes in the tank because the body says, “I’m not getting enough calories so I’m going to slow down my burn rate to protect myself”
Mistake #2 – We don’t do enough strength training and we do too much cardio. I talk about this one all the time and I’ll tell you it’s an easy mistake to make. Heck, when I was training for Ironman 2008 I found myself skipping my strength training for more cardio. I know it’s exciting to see those calories tick away quickly when you do cardio, but remember that once you stop, the calorie burn returns to normal within an hour. When you strength train you turn fat into muscle, you burn calories at a higher rate for up to 24 hours. Best of all, when you turn 1lb of fat into muscle it means you need an extra 50 calories every day. That means 10lbs of lean muscle, that can only come from strength training, will give you an extra 500 calories every day!
Mistake #3 – We don’t have the right nutrients around and during our workout. When you train, you’ve got to have the right stuff in your body. Specifically you need amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein-protein is the building blocks of muscle-muscle is the building blocks for a higher metabolism.
I want to share with you, what I believe the #1 thing you must have to enable your body to protect muscle and speed up your metabolism. Its something that every time I workout I take this product, have been for over 8 years and I believe in it so much that if I don’t have these three little pills I will actually skip my workout.
The product is called Catalyst and it is 5 of the 8 essential amino acids that your body needs while you train. Without these nutrients in your body you can end up burning lean muscle for energy. Sound good?
It also helps you repair your muscles after your training is over. Which is also vital to keep your metabolism up. The goal of strength training is to do damage to your muscles and then let them repair so they get bigger and stronger and eventually turn your body into a fat burning machine.
To hopefully help you see how important I think this is, if you would like to try Catalyst or get back on Catalyst for a month… If you order a bottle within the next 48 hours, then I will put your name into a drawing for a second bottle for free. Visit my website for your orders: www.advocare.com/08034059
If you have concerns, I understand, but know that Advocare is above reproach when it comes to testing products. That is part of the reason I can confidently put it in my body and then share it with you to help you speed up your metabolism.
Here’s to a faster metabolism and a leaner stronger you!