Part 3 of 3 – conclusion
I must give a cautionary piece of advice for those who do find they need to dip below 1000-1200 calories a day. You MUST supplement with a quality multi-vitamin like The Bridge. You SHOULD supplement with 500-1000mg of extra, separate calcium. You SHOULD supplement with omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil or a combination of fish and flax oils if you don’t consume 2-3 servings of salmon a week. You should keep your carbohydrate intake to between 30 and 40 percent. Fats should be kept to between 10 and 20 percent. Proteins will make up the rest.
As you can see, no where in this article, did I EVER say you couldn’t achieve the lowest body fat you have ever imagined achieving. You can. There may come a time, however, when you need to re-evaluate what you’ve accomplished, where you are, what your health and lifestyle is like, and what you really want out of those last 10 pounds or whatever. What you will REALLY get by achieving that super low body fat is something only you can define. But you SHOULD define it in your PROS on the Club Lifestyle website. The PROS of a 5’5″ woman dropping from 165 to 140 are different than that same woman dropping from 140 to 125 many times. Always re-evaluate your PROS along the way and don’t slough this task off. Achieving your goal is always doable and only you can decide if the cost to benefit ratio makes it worth it.
I hope this article has helped the MANY who have already traveled the super lean road, are doing it now, or are considering it very soon. I hope you have a better understanding of what a REAL stall is, what to do if you believe you truly have stalled, and why your next-door neighbor at your same age, sex, height and weight has little trouble dropping 30 pounds and you seem to stall everytime once you’ve lost 15.
Before I conclude let me caution you one more time against automatically blaming your CT as the reason you are currently stuck. Most times (read that again) it is NOT the CT causing the stall. It’s food quality, quantity, alcohol and overall energy balance is out of whack. This is the case over 80 percent of the time. This means it’s PROBABLY the case for you right now if you are stuck.
In conclusion remember, living an actively-fit lifestyle (AFL) and a nutritionally-fit lifestyle (NFL) are admirable qualities regardless of where you end up on the scale or by body fat measures. If you are truly living your AFL and NFL no one can criticize or critique you for not having done the things we all know are good, healthy and beneficial for daily life, vitality and longevity. Perform and the outcome will occur. How much performance is necessary will vary by individual, as will the outcome for that performance. Yes, there are some universal standards that work nicely across a bell curve of the population. Most diets are based on those bell-curve standards. I’m here to tell you what you don’t and won’t hear elsewhere. I’m here today talking to those who do NOT fall within the bell curve but also to EVERYONE because EVERYONE will reach their CT, as unique as it is, at some point during the journey to super lean.
Part 3 of 3 – conclusion