Too many people think that working out is enough by itself to lose fat and change their bodies. Science, however, refutes this. Until you change your diet, you just won’t lose inches around your waist. Kiefer gives the shocking truth about exercise and weight loss in our final installment of the Carb Back-loading Explained series.
Last year, M&F introduced readers to physicist-turned-nutritionist John Kiefer, the man who developed Carb Back-loading. This approach to gaining size while losing fat, which entails consuming most of your carbohydrates later in the day, and often in the form of “so-called” junk food, has become one of the hottest topics in sports nutrition.
I recently got Kiefer on the phone to clear up some of the misconceptions about his controversial plan, and get more specific advice on how to make it work under a variety of conditions. I also got Kiefer’s take on various other hot-button nutrition concerns. In this hour-long interview (which we have serialized), we cover, among other things:
How to back-load with unusual sleeping pattern
How standard bodybuilding foods may be less than optimal for muscle growth