There’s a lot of protein involved. 

Photo: F45

We all know at least one person – hey, maybe it’s you – who worships at the altar of F45.

Australia’s fastest-growing gym franchise is renowned for their high-intensity functional workouts – and the jaw-dropping results they’re credited with.

But so much of F45’s success lies in their bespoke meal and nutrition program – especially over the course of their eight-week fitness challenge, which is split into detoxing, muscle building and fat-shredding phases.

Now, we’re not ones to skip to the end step, but if you’re interested in exactly how the challenge “strips away leftover, stubborn body fat” in the last two weeks of the challenge, this is it.

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From week seven of the program, F45 focuses on “re-shocking the metabolism to support lean muscle growth” which means sticking to a protein-rich diet.

“This specifically targets fat loss by reducing sugar cravings, suppresses the appetite, supports physical fitness and replenishes the storage of amino acids.”

Then, in the final week of the challenge, participants “transition into a ketogenic eating program.”

“Ketosis is a metabolic reaction, which occurs in the body on a high fat, low carbohydrate-eating plan, and during this week, the body will produce ketones in the blood stream, which are then used by the cells as the energy source instead of glucose. This chemical reaction will turn the body into a fat burning machine!”

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And a typical day on a plate looks like this:

Breakfast: Ham and shallots scrambled eggs

Morning tea: Cashew and almond mix

Lunch: Beef strips with yoghurt sauce and greens

Afternoon tea: Cream cheese with smoked salmon

Dinner: Cheesy chicken with broccoli

Of course, this is accompanied with intense training, optimum sleep and a healthy lifestyle – as we all know, no single element works alone.

For more on the F45 Challenge, head here. The next eight-week program starts on February 6, 2017.

If you are concerned about your weight or the state of your health, book an appointment with your GP who will be able to advise a correct treatment plan.

December 8, 20161:37pm

nutrition | body+soul

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