How To Burn More Calories While Sat At Your Desk

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This is the secret weapon to building your strong and lean physique when you are busy. 

What if we were to tell you that with one effortless trick, you can burn more calories and build more muscle? The result? You can continue to be busy building your business or career and arrive at your physical peak in less time than you have been able to before

What is this voodoo we hear you cry.

Over the last ten years we have been inside the trenches transforming the bodies of professionals like you. When we say trenches, we mean deep in the metaphorical trenches of changing the shapes of busy professionals’ bodies and transforming the way they look, feel and perform. 

The bottom line, over the last ten years we have been deep in education, research, and putting this trick into real-life practice, to be honest with you every client we coach uses this trick and it’s an industry secret

Let’s get into it then, this tip is known as TEF – (thermic effect of food), it is a hidden weapon and it’s unappreciated and often neglected. Do not underestimate its power though. It packs one hell of a punch towards you building a strong and lean physique.

In fact, it will get you to your body destination with more speed than you have ever been able to build before.

So how do you use TEF (thermic effect of food) to your advantage? We are glad you asked and to explain in more detail we need to flip back a bit. Whenever you eat something (doesn’t matter what it is). Your body has to produce a certain amount of energy to digest it, to pass it through your body, and to transport it to where it needs to go so your body can use it. 

In a nutshell? This process is how many calories (energy) your body has to use or burn to use it for the job it wants to. Yes, you read that correctly, your body has to burn calories to use the food you eat.

Here comes the fun part, you have three different fuel sources the body can use for energy, otherwise known as macronutrients. Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins

Whenever you tuck into the first two (carbohydrates or fat, your body will need to produce enough energy to burn a certain amount of calories, this is needed to break the food down, digest it and use it.

Problem is that it doesn’t need to produce too much energy when it’s breaking down a croissant or butter on the slice of toast you had this morning. 

Especially compared to what it needs to do,  to break down the godfather of body composition. (a fancy word for how your body looks) PROTEIN…..

Not only is a protein our number one buddy when it comes to keeping us full (a good idea when looking to lose body fat) and allows you to pack on muscle tissue while repairing your sore achy muscles.

Your body has to BURN the most amount of calories (energy)  to digest and use it. 

Yep, you got it…..

The TEF you gain from eating protein-dense foods like steak, eggs, chicken, allows you to burn the highest amount of calories and therefore is your number one trick at your disposal to catapult you to the physique destination you have never reached before.

Coincidence that people with lean and strong physiques consume more protein than the ones that do not?

According to the Dietary Reference Intake report for macronutrients, a sedentary adult should consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. That means that the average sedentary man should eat about 56 grams of protein per day, and the average woman should eat about 46 grams.

But to increase the TEF and certainly if you are exercising this should be increased. Let’s be honest there is no awards for being included in the above statement for a “sedentary man”.

So there you have it the effortless trick to boost your metabolism.

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