Last year I had the opportunity to interview Joe Dillon of the Joe Dillon Difference. Joe says that he was a fat, non-athlete until I was about 16 years old. Joe says he swam hid first two years of high school, but was mediocre at best. In his junior year he got a new coach named Dick Vermeil, the same Dick Vermeil who won Super Bowl XXXIV with the St. Louis Rams. Under his coaching Joe went from being a fat, non-athlete to becoming a high school All American swimmer.
Joes emphasizes that the key to getting lean is keeping your blood sugar as stable as you can. If you get and keep your blood sugar stable, you will not experience hunger or cravings. Hunger and/or cravings are caused by hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The way to keep your blood sugar stable is to eat within 30 minutes of waking in the morning. The single most effective strategy for getting and keeping your blood sugar stable is lean protein. This holds true for adults as well as children. With childhood obesity being a huge problem in the US, we need to educate our children in order to address this problem.
Joes says… Men should eat 50 grams of lean protein (2 medium size chicken breasts or 2 scoops of our whey protein isolate powder or 16 egg whites) along with 15 to 25 grams of slow burning carbohydrates (low glycemic load carbohydrates) with vegetables being your very best choice (up to 2 cups per meal or unlimited leafy green vegetables) or 1 medium size piece of whole fresh fruit (1 medium apple or orange, for example) or up to one cup fresh or frozen, unsweetened fruit (like frozen strawberries or blueberries). To make this meal or any meal complete take 1-2 capsules of pharmaceutical grade fish oil capsules with each meal. This will provide your body with the essential fat that we all need to thrive (6-12 capsules per day). And it is only 11 calories per capsule. Of course, you would need to adjust the portions mentioned to accommodate the needs of children.
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