FOR WEIGHT LOSS, FORGET PROTEIN v. CARBS: IT’S THE TOTAL CALORIE INTAKE THAT COUNTS

According to new research, high protein diets don’t lead to higher metabolism and greater weight loss than other diets that have a different mix of macronutrients.  For weight loss, it’s all about the total calorie count.  Regardless of whether you’re eating carbs, fat, or protein, you’ll need to eat less to lose weight.  You can’t train the body to have a higher metabolism through eating choices.

This isn’t to say that what you eat doesn’t matter.  In an intriguing part of the same study, researchers also found that of the weight gained by eating excess calories, those on high protein diet stored most of the added weight as lean muscle mass, while those who ate more carbs stored it as fat.

To see more about the study, go to: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106131522.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106131522.htmhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106131522.htm

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Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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