Bartlesville Gyms | Cut the sugar out | Colaw Fitness Podcast #128
Hey, we’re Charles and Amber Colaw here with the fitness tip of the week. Fitness tip. Yes. Tell us what the fitness tip is. Yes. The fitness tip this week is to cut the sugar and I have a story, actually, two stories. The first story is back in high school.
I was trying to put weight on at first and I went from about one 55 to two 65 in one year. And I was eating a lot of foods that contained a lot of refined based carbohydrates, like sugar and starches in my diet, I was drinking a Colaw mass shake.
I put on a lot of mass, but anyways, big takeaway is, as the calories are eating, we’re very high-glycemic sugar calories. And I put a lot of weight on very quickly at a certain point. I put on the weight that I wanted to put the math that I wanted and want to cut it off.
So that’s the second story. The second story is when I started eating low-glycemic foods. So I cut the sugars and I cut all of the refined base, uh, flowers out of my diet and just mainly ate lean meats, vegetables, and protein shakes and water, and a lot like the paleo diet, the maker’s diet, South beach diets, ketogenic diets, all fundamentally then switched to low-glycemic, which makes your body use its own fat to be burned.
And so the takeaway is, is when you cut the sugars, like I lost 83 pounds just by changing the types of food as I was eating over the course of a year. And I ended up competing in bodybuilding. Shows and winning top honors just by changing all the sugars, cutting the sugars out, cutting the refined starches out.
And that leads me down to more of a leaner physique. So I put the mass on with the extra carbohydrates and lots of calories. And then when I pulled it off, I pulled down all the sugars and starches still kept my proteins high. Still.
I still kept my calorie volume fairly high, and that’s where I kept the muscle mass and lost the fat mass. When you cut the sugar and cut the starch, your body will mobilize its own fat to be used as an energy substrate.
So cut the sugar and you’ll cut the fat. So cut the sugar and you’ll cut the fat. That’s the fitness tip. This is Charles Colaw and Amber Colaw you guys have a blessed week. We’ll see you soon. Bye. Bye.