EP 31. PHYSIOLOGY OF FAT LOSS: A GUIDE TO DIETING SMARTER
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Going through a bodybuilding contest prep is like an eating disorder simulator
EVEN if you have never experienced eating disorders or body dysmorphia, these are potential issues you will experience during your journey. Especially more so the case when nearing the tail end of a dieting phase/contest season.
Going from 5-6% to 8-12% for a male or
Going from 10-14% to 15-20% for a female
A sudden shift, necessary shift, still looking better than 99% of the population, but you THINK you look bad because you’re no longer ‘your best’, it’s all mind games and perception.
Depending on the:
1. Degree of the deficit
2. Approximate weight/body fat lost
3. Diet Duration
We are bound to experience natural responses from our body that are ‘BUILT IN’ our systems and these responses helped our ancestors survive during periods of starvation/famine. Metabolic Adaptations and Low Energy Availability or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (termed RED-S) are bound to occur at some point, so understanding how to maneuver and manage them is critical for long term success.
Even more so the case when it comes to the Recovery Phase.
These are among a few topics of discussion in the latest episode of @anabolicradio with the virtuois, poetic @helms3dmj from his white ivory tower, who NEVER misses. You’ll want to tune into this one, available on all streaming platforms!
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