Getting ripped is about controlling calories while simultaneously keeping the right hormones in balance. That’s what this series is about – providing the steps you can take to keep the right hormonal profile to help drop fat while keeping the metabolic rate humming.
Hormone and Its Actions: Thyroid. Supports calories burning and protein synthesis
What You Want To Do: Do. Keep it from crashing. All diets result in a decline in thyroid hormones.
Why You Want to Do This: When thyroid levels fall, calorie burning falls as does protein synthesis- the rate at which the body takes amino acids from protein foods and deposits them into muscle tissue.
How You Do This: Abandon your diet once every 10-12 days. Prolonged dieting results in lower thyroid levels. Eating 3 grams of carbs per pound of bodyweight a day – just one day out of every 10 days – can trick the body into believing the calorie restriction is over, thereby preventing severe falls in thyroid levels.
To order Chris Aceto's Training and Nutrition Book Championship Bodybuilding or Everything You Need To Know About Fat Loss, visit www.amazon.com
Manipulating Hormones For Cutting Up is a multi part series of articles written by master guru Chris "The Technition" Aceto that we are featuring this week on RxMuscle.com