Some important things you should know once you decide to follow the MMA Diet are:
- You will eat moderate proteins (45%)
- You will eat a lot of fats (45%)
- You will eat almost no carbs (10%)
- Your metabolism will change
- Your energy source changes from Carbs to Fats
I am trying here to explain people that this is not a high protein diet, it is a High Fats Diet, Moderate Protein Diet and Very Low Carbs Diet.
In saying that, you will eat a lot more fats (nuts, cheese, butters…) than you normally do when you still eat moderate carbs.
Once you get started with the MMA Diet, your body begins a process to strip off all the stored Glycogen from your muscles (originated by carbohydrates), It then begins the process of burning the stored fat. This metabolism state is called Ketosis. It is exactly same as starvation. The only difference is that you will not be starving. Only your body thinks that. Therefore, you start to use the energy reserves, thats when you Burn The Extra Body Fat.
This process has some side effects on the beginning. You could feel a bit tired, some could experience a few light headaches. Nothing to worry about. This is just your body adjusting to the MMA Diet.
Alright once you are on it, if the diet is too strict to you, no problem, you can have a break on the weekends and get back to that on monday. Your body will now adjust in a blink.
One thing that is very important is that you can eat “greens” at your will!
That is right, I mean lettuce, and leaves, not broccoli and high carbs. Just salads to fill up the space in your stomach and give you some fibre to help on your digestion.
For example if you want to eat today Grilled Salmon with cashew nuts and almonds plus Aspargus, but once you see the quantity, you think it will not be enough to fill up and you know that you will be feeling hungry afterwards.
Here what you can do:
Get some Lettuce, Arugula, Rockets, wash and mix ‘em up, you can add the almonds and cashew nuts here, pour some olive oil and salt. You can have the Grilled Salmon on the salad if you like. Some will find it a very tasty salad, some may dislike it, anyways it is just to exemplify how you can use the “Green leafs” with your MMA Diet.
Note: To keep your metabolism in Ketosis, you cannot have more than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. It should be around 30 grams to keep in and safe quantity.
Please remember to Share your meals on facebook and twitter, you will be surprised with the results!
Till next time,