Try This One Thing For 30 days (get leaner)

In my line of work, the one thing I’ve gotten used to is people looking for that one little “secret” or “magic pill” to lose weight quicker……and while there isn’t a pill, there are definitely some tips and tricks that can speed the process along.

But there’s this one that is so simple and so effective but is often overlooked. In fact when I start to tell people how to do it they usually just start nodding their head like “yeah, yeah ok I got that, but what else?”

Sometimes I wanna grab their head, stop it from nodding and say : No, really pay attention, this is BIG and you’re just throwing it away!”

What is it?

Your post workout nutrition.

Leaving boot camp or your gym workout or finishing your DVD whatever…. running errands, doing chores and then eating something 2 hours after your workout (or worse, going to bed without eating) is putting MAJOR brakes on your progress in losing fat, weight and gaining lean muscle. I mean it’s almost to the level of tragic when it comes to how you will actually progress vs how much you could progress by doing one simple thing: Get in a ratio of 2:1 carbs/protein within 60 minutes after the end of your workout.

Clinical studies by top universities have proven the most important 60 minutes of the day to make your body burn off a lot MORE fat and calories than it otherwise would … is within the first hour after finishing your workout!
If your body does not get these nutrients it needs right after your workout, you are flushing a lot of your exercise efforts down the drain.

You will also weaken your fat-burning metabolism. You will also lose muscle, suffer more pain, have more fatigue and your performance will suffer the next time you workout.

But did you catch those very specific numbers? It’s not just “eat something, anything”. It’s a ratio of 2:1 (some experts also like a 4:1 ratio). That is what your body needs. A post workout meal, with the right amount of protein and carbohydrates, may allow your body a perfect replacement for those lost nutrients after your workout.

For just 30 days give your post workout nutrition the proper focus. Get in a drink or snack with a ratio of 2:1 carbs/protein within 60 minutes of completing your workout and watch the difference it makes.

Alright here is a tasty, tasty recipe that has the right ratio of protein and carbs and it doubles as a dessert. Make a batch and eat a serving within 60 minutes of each workout this week and for the next 30 days.

Muscle MousseDelicious recipe from Booty Boot Camp

2 Tbsp. low-fat milk
4 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 medium banana, quartered
1 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

In a blender, blend milk, sugar, vanilla, and the quartered banana together at high speed until mixture is smooth. Pour into a bowl and fold in yogurt. Chill mixture for at least 45 minutes in refrigerator; when chilled, spoon mousse into 4 containers. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 93, Protein 4.75 g, Fat 1 g, Carbs 16.75

Or if you’re not going right home or didn’t get a chance to make a batch ahead of time. Try this specially designed pre/post workout shake. You can keep it in your gym bag and start drinking as soon as you hear the words “you’re done!”. Prograde Workout