Nutrition And Diet For T3 / T4
“It is going to be based around you simply losing weight either as part of a cutting phase, or purely for weight loss purposes”
How To Eat Whilst Using T3 / T4
If you refer to the section on using either of these hormones as part of a bodybuilding “bulking” phase, then you’ll know how to calculate your daily calorie intake for everything from muscle gain to the maintenance of your current physique. Let’s assume that you want to lose body fat whilst integrating these hormones (as that is their most popular application of use) – if this is the case, you’ll need to operate on (to begin with) a 250-calorie deficit, which will increase as soon as weight loss hits a plateau.
What we’ll also assume at this stage is that you’re not interested in using these hormones during an off-season bodybuilding plan. The following advice is going to be based around you simply losing weight either as part of a cutting phase, or purely for weight loss purposes.
With this in mind, simply head onto www.freedieting.com. Go onto the daily calorie total calculator and answer all of the questions honestly. This will provide you with a daily calorie total for maintenance, muscle gain, fat loss and extreme fat loss. Please note that if you do happen to be interested in using these hormones as part of an off-season plan – do not under any circumstances follow the guidance on this page in regards to muscle gain calories.
This would ordinarily be fine when bulking without the integration of the “T” hormones – but their inclusion makes the weight gain process tremendously complex and of a fairly advanced scientific nature. This simply calculator cannot accurately forecast calories based on the thermogenic effects of T3 and T4 as a result.
Now, back onto weight loss – this is where a slight fork in the road occurs in regards to how accurate you need to be whilst using either of the “T” hormones.
Calculating Daily Calorie / Nutrient Intake For Those Who Do Not Perform Or Are Not Interested In Resistance Training
If you’re part of the weight loss only crowd and aren’t particularly interested in lean muscle tone or sustaining your existing lean muscle tissue, then you simply need to select either the fat loss calorie total or the extreme fat loss calorie total and work with that number. All of your meals should revolve around lean protein sources, low GI carbohydrates, healthy fats (omega 3 and 6) and green, leafy vegetables.
Provided you stick with these daily calorie totals, you’re going to lose weight. It would be best if you could incorporate some cardiovascular exercise (as we’ll soon outlay) to help speed up the weight loss process three times per week, but you could theoretically achieve your weight loss through diet alone.
Be aware that if you do plan to incorporate cardiovascular exercise, you should not follow the extreme fat loss calorie total. It would be best to follow the extreme total only if you plan to perform no exercise as you could end up eating less than your metabolism needs to function on a daily basis.
Get weighed every two weeks, and adjust your calories accordingly (lower them by 100) when you reach a plateau. That’s literally all that’s needed for effective weight loss.
Calculating Daily Calorie / Nutrient Intake For Those Who Perform Resistance Training
Similarly to the prior group, you’ll need to use either the fat loss or extreme fat loss daily calorie totals in order to figure out your daily nutrient percentages. It’s worth noting that those who wish to come as close as possible to guaranteeing the sustenance of mass should work with the standard fat loss total being that T3 and T4 are going to create a deficit in their own right.
The extreme fat loss total will undoubtedly yield faster weight loss, but it could easily come at the cost of muscle when utilising the “T” hormones. Once you have selected your preferred number, select the nutrient ratio calculator from the left hand menu. Enter the calorie total of your choice into the calculator itself and select the “low carb” option. Once you have done this, select how many meals you would like to split your calories over per day.
You’ll now be presented with a “per gram” amount of each of the main nutrient groups to consume per meal. This will ensure that you take in enough of each nutrient type to effectively function and simultaneously maintain your muscle mass whilst cutting. Again, all meals should consist of lean protein sources, low GI carbohydrates, healthy fats (omega 3 and 6) and green and leafy vegetables. When following either caloric principle during your T3 / T4 use, you’ll without doubt achieve your goal swiftly and effectively.