Monday, August 24, 2009

Marcus Colburn's Diet Plan

Teammates, CM SEAL Team blogger checking in with some fast and furious Colburn Nutrition "Cliff Notes".

1. Eat like an elk. Elks graze during their waking hours. You are not an elk you say? You need to graze, not binge!

2. Cut back on empty carbs. Eat good clean carbs instead like black beans, brown rice, sweet potatoes and oatmeal.

3. Consume more protein. Our bodies burn more protein on a reduced-calorie diet. On average, lol "EXPERTS" recommend about 1 gram of HIGH quality protein per pound of body weight every day for someone that is exercising regularly and wants to maximize lean body-mass while losing fat. Don't be dependent on protein shakes and other LOW quality quick fixes!

4. Keep your fat intake to 20% of your total daily calories. Now be careful here. That's "LOWFAT" not "NO FAT"! Certain fats are important to regulating much of our metabolism. People that eliminate "ALL" fats tend to put on extra unwanted blubber. Because good fats like omega-3s actually possess thermogenic properties, meaning that they actually help your body produce heat by burning fat. So it's easy on a LOW-FAT diet to cut your "GOOD" fats too low and sabotage all fat burning efforts!

5. Eat more fiber.

6. Keep ALL alcohol to a MINIMUM!

7. Consume whole foods at least 4 of your 6 daily meals. Meal replacement like shakes & bars are not like whole foods that require digestion requiring a minimal (fat burning)metabolic boost.

8. DRINK LOTS OF H2O!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nuff said!

Mojo Frog

Here's a link to Marcus's "Mirror Mirror on the Wall" diet post of a few months back.


Joe G. said...

You are the man, Mojo Frog! Thanks for injecting some common sense into the debate. We needed it.


Joe G. said...

Y'all wanna GET FIRED UP? I don't mean kinda-sorta-while-I'm-drinking-my-milkshake, I MEAN REALLY FIRED UP.

If so, order this book. If not, WE CAN'T HELP YOU.

Unknown said...

How about examples?

Like a eat this and not that.

I know my diet needs help.