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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

In our previous article, The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, we discussed the beauty of insulin spikes. Here in this piece, we are going to discuss how to increase your insulin sensitivity, so as to turn your body into an anabolic, muscle building machine!

Gone Liftin’ came across a damn good article from T-Nation.com, called 6 Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitivity. In T-Nation’s piece, the author, Clay Hyght lists and discusses 6 good strategies for increasing your body’s insulin sensitivity, in order to create an environment in which your body is better primed for building muscle and altering its composition. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition

Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition (click to enlarge).

When most people hear about insulin, they immediately think about diabetes. Duly noted! Insulin is not only something that diabetics need to monitor and / or inject to stay alive. Insulin is something every single human being needs to have in check! What is insulin? Easy – insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas, and this hormone allows glucose to enter muscle cells and in turn, be used for energy. Insulin is one of the most important hormones that your body produces. Think about it – every time you eat a carbohydrate, your body immediately releases insulin to stabilize your blood sugar. The insulin is released so that your body’s blood sugar does not drop too low, or raise too high. By definition, the main purpose of insulin is to allow glucose to travel to, and arrive to, your muscle cells properly. When the insulin gets to the cells, it used for muscular energy and function. Continue Reading…

Make sure your fat loss diet is one that you can sustain and progress from...

Make sure your fat loss diet is one that you can sustain and progress from…

Fat loss diets – everyone that’s tried them has surely felt lost, confused, irritated, frustrated, or all of the above. It’s far from pleasant and easy going on a fat loss diet. Cutting calories and dealing with cravings, on top of psychological angst, can be quite taxing physically and mentally. Fad diets and other diets designed to give you a “follow-to-the-tee” approach can be mad annoying, too. You can’t necessarily follow a cookie cutter diet program and expect to succeed for long!

A proper diet needs to be one based on scientific analysis, as well as tried-and-true principles, not just some shit thrown together that looks good on paper, but not so much in practice. T-Nation.com has a very interesting article called The 5/2 Fat Loss Diet For Lifters, which discusses the fat loss protocols we at Gone Liftin’ are going bonkers over! Continue Reading…

Pre and post-workout nutrition is of the utmost importance to be monitored properly...

Pre and post-workout nutrition is of the utmost importance to be monitored properly…

Gone Liftin’, along with any established and credible soure, always tries to beat it into your heads the importance of proper nutrition – it trumps everything in a healthy lifestyle! Eating clean throughout the day is just one piece of the puzzle, though – But what about around workout time? Is it a free-for-all of clean eating around workout time, same as it is during the day? Yes and no. We want to discuss the importance of proper pre and post-workout nutrition, so that we can optimize our workout time so that our workout time can optimize our body composition and strength goals.

You can find tons and tons of information on what to consume before the gym and after the gym, but we wanted to talk about this article we found from GeneticWar.com, called What to Eat Pre & Post Workout. We MUST know what to put in our bodies before the gym and after the gym – no if’s and’s or but’s! Continue Reading…

Keep your diet clean and your workouts going, and your body will shred fat. Simple.

Keep your diet clean and your workouts going, and your body will shred fat. Simple.

Welcome to the 2nd phase of Ten Superior Diet Tips for Optimal Leanness & Performance. After going through the first 5 dieting tips we broke down in Part 1, you should have a pretty good start at changing your diet around.

Let’s get the remaining 5 tips broken down here, and you can be on your merry way to getting the body of your dreams, finally! Don’t hesitate to go over Part 1 again if need be, because you are gonna want to be really in tune with these tips, and utilize them all! Continue Reading…

Get your diet in check from first thing in the morning to the moment you hit the sack...

Get your diet in check from first thing in the morning to the moment you hit the sack…

Dieting can be hard! Not so much dieting itself is hard – but it gets pretty damn hard considering all the bullshit information floating around out there that has no valid basis to be floating out there, yet people buy into anything that makes them think dieting can be fun and easy… and magically cure everything!! Yes, people do believe there is a magic cure and that “you can whatever you want and still lose weight!!” No. Just NO! Dieting is anything but fun and easy. To get the most our of your body for optimal leanness and performance, things need to change, and they need to change hardcore. Cutting out one soda a day or using sugar substitutes instead of sugar is an admirable start, but it is pure bullshit and will get you nowhere! You need to do a full 180, fortunately or unfortunately…

Nothing will replace hard work, dedication, and willpower. Don’t ever forget that! There’s bullshit tips and tricks out there aimed at burning a hole in your pocket, and there’s valid truths based on scientific evidence and research, which are actually aimed at helping you, not robbing you blind. Continue Reading…

The right superfoods can REALLY amp up your metabolism to be a calorie burning super machine!

The right superfoods can REALLY amp up your metabolism to be a calorie burning super machine!

Depending on your food choices, you can train your body to be a fat-burning super machine! Your body has what is metaphorically referred to as a “metabolic furnace.” Your metabolic furnace processes foods and nutrients and utilizes them for proper body function, which includes burning more of those calories. You burn more calories – you lose more fat!

Below you will see a list of 8 amazing superfoods which will turn your body into a fat-melting monster! We got these foods from the help of this article at GeneticWar.com, and are bringing them to you!! Continue Reading…

There's foods, and then there's SUPERFOODS...

There’s foods, and then there’s SUPERFOODS…

Welcome back! Superfoods Part 1 listed the first 4 out of 8 nutritionally and biologically amazing Superfoods. Let’s get the last 4 outta the way so you can hit the supermarket and gets to crackin’!

5. Jalapeno Peppers

::sizzle sizzle:: Jalapeno Peppers contain the ingredient capsaicin, which we discussed the benefits of in our article, Fat Won’t Stand A Chance!

When you eat jalapenos the capsaicin causes an increase in your heart rate, which in turn raises your metabolism. Capsaicin also temporarily stimulates a higher release of stress hormones in your body, resulting in an elevated metabolic rate and increased calorie burning.

Oh spicy baby!! Not only do Jalapeno’s add delicious flavor to many foods, but they are also immensely good for your metabolic furnace. Awesoooome!! Another tidbit of useful information: research has shown that eating a spicy meal daily can increase your metabolic rate by as much as 25%. Whew! Continue Reading…