Getting ripped isn’t an easy task. If you’ve ever tried getting ripped, you would know it is almost a never-ending process. But the problem doesn’t lie in not doing the right things to get ripped, the problem lies in not having the willpower to do it.
Post the popularity of the low-carb diet, everyone seems to be getting on the bandwagon. But many have realised that you cant just skip an entire food group.
According to Max Lugavere, there are a ton of things you could be doing to get ripped, faster.
“Perhaps the most effective way to lose weight is to *not* go on a diet but to shift your lifestyle toward healthier habits. Yes, cutting out starchy carbs and processed foods which drive your hunger is a great primary strategy. But lifestyle also plays a major role in how our hormones regulate our weight.”
“While any calorie deficit will lead to weight loss,” Max adds, “lowering carbs keeps your hunger more stable by allowing your blood sugar to stay consistent… [and also] allows you to enjoy higher levels of growth hormone which helps to preserve your muscle.”
Another tip Max gives is (provided you are not showing signs of eating too much of it) to increase your protein intake, which “not only induces greater satiety than fat and carbs but… stimulates muscle protein synthesis and also provides a greater thermic effect which causes your metabolism to ramp up.”
Finally, Max encourages you to add healthy fats to your diet for greater satiety, and for “filling out your calories,” adding the caveat that “the calories in fat can still add up leading to a hypercaloric (more calories than you are burning though) state” if you take this one too far.