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Fitastic September 2, 2013

Very common question. Although I’ve recently reduced my fat intake significantly, I’m still not seeing the kind of muscle definition I want. What am I doing wrong?


Reducing overall daily calorie consumption will usually do the trick when you’re goal is to drop a few pounds but to chisel that last bit of stubborn fat off your abs you want to focus on macronutrients, particularly fat and carbs. First of all focus on cutting cards not fat. In fact certain fats contained essential nutrients, meaning the body can’t produce them and consuming too few can actually sabotage your fat-loss goals by hampering your ability to burn calories.
These good fats include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)  and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Commonly found in fish and fishoil supplements, And Alpha linoleic acid (ALA) , Found naturally in walnuts, flaxseeds, canola oil, and some green leafy vegetables.
Regardless of their source, These fats help lower cholesterol and promote skin, heart, and brain health. Similarly medium chain triglycerides (technically saturated fats however not associated with heart disease) Are more readily used for energy than stored as fat, and have been shown to boost metabolism. Your new diet should reduce simple carbs and you should favor complex carbs in the form of whole grains. Also take in plenty of protein while packing in more of the essential fatty acids the body needs,to burn fat more efficiently.

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