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Try this Simple Trick to Slim Down and Build Muscle Faster

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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  • Exercise and diet do go hand in hand when it comes to creating optimal health, but it's important to understand that your diet accounts for as much as 80 percent of the health benefits reaped from a healthy lifestyle. Much of your exercise will be in vain if you neglect your diet
  • Ideally, you’ll want to eat 5-6 small meals per day, with protein and carbs (primarily from vegetables) combined in each meal. About 50% or more of your calories should come from healthy fats like avocados, coconut oil, butter, eggs and animal fat that is not heated at high temperatures and is organically- and humanely-raised
  • Ideal sources of protein, veggie carbs, and starchy carbs are listed
  • After a cardiovascular workout, wait 45-60 minutes, and then consume a high quality source of protein (whole food) and vegetable-type carbohydrate. An example would be a spinach salad and some organic chicken. The best post-workout meal on resistance training days is whey protein and a higher glycemic (fast released, starchy) carbohydrate (such as banana)

One of my mentors, Jack La Lanne, who died January 23, 2011 at the age of 96, once said, "Exercise is your king, and nutrition is your queen. Together they create your fitness kingdom."

I believe there is a lot of truth to that statement.


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