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Certain foods are extremely difficult for the human body to convert into body fat – not impossible but damned near impossible. By consuming calories derived from these foods, the anabolic margin of error is extended dramatically, which means it will be easier to lose fat and gain muscle, if you choose.
Lean protein, protein devoid of saturated fat, has been the staple, the bedrock nutrient of elite athletes for 50 years. Why? You can eat a mountain of lean protein and not get fat – assuming you train with intensity sufficient enough to trigger muscle growth. Lean protein is difficult for the body to break down and digest. As a direct result of this digestive difficulty, the body kicks the metabolic thermostat upward to break protein down into subcomponent amino acids.
The human body wants to preserve stored body fat as a last line of defense against starvation. If overworked and under-fed, the body will preferentially eat muscle tissue to save precious body fat.
Obese people that go on crash diets, precipitously slashing calories, might lose 100-pounds of body weight, yet still appear fat. Despite losing from say 350-pounds to 250-pounds, they still appear fat because they still are fat. The body has cannibalized muscle tissue and saved the fat. Though they might weigh 100-pounds less, they still possess 25-40% body fat percentile.
Lean protein is the bedrock nutrient in the physical renovation process because it supplies muscle tissue battered by a high intensity weight workout with the amino acids needed to heal, recover and construct new muscle tissue. Lean protein is a bedrock nutrient in the physical renovation process because it causes the basal metabolic rate (BMR) to elevate; the metabolic thermostat, the rate at which our body consumes calories, increases when digesting protein. Lean protein is a bedrock nutrient in the physical renovation process because it is damned near impossible for the body to convert it into body fat.
The other bedrock nutrient in the physical transformation process is fibrous carbohydrates: carrots, broccoli, green beans, bell peppers, spinach, cauliflower, onions, asparagus, cabbage, salad greens, Brussels sprouts and the like. Fibrous carbohydrates, like lean protein, are nearly impossible for the body to convert into body fat. Fibrous carbohydrates require almost as many calories to digest as they contain. A green bean or carrot might contain 10-calories yet is so dense and difficult to break down that the body has to expend nearly as many calories to break down that bean or carrot as the vegetable contains.
Fibrous carbohydrates have a wonderful “Roto-Rooter” effect on the internal plumbing: as they work their way though the digestive passageways they scrape mucus and gunk off intestinal walls and help keep sludge buildup to a minimum. For this reason fibrous carbohydrates are the perfect compliment to a lean protein diet. Too much protein can cause bile buildup: fiber is the Yin to protein’s Yang. The two nutrients should be eaten together.
Both protein and fiber have a beneficial dampening effect on insulin secretions. It is no accident that professional bodybuilders, the world’s best dieters, capable of reducing body fat percentiles to 5% while maintaining incredible muscle mass, construct their eating regimen around protein and fiber.
The best way to eat is to eat often. If you eat 3,000 calories a day the best way is in five 600-calorie feeding or six 500-calorie feedings instead of a breakfast containing 400-calories, a lunch of 1000-calories and a late dinner of 1,600-calories. Avoid calories easily converted into body fat.
Eat multiple small meals in the 400-600 calorie range comprised exclusively of foods near impossible for the body to convert into body fat. Plus, these foods cause the metabolism, the BMR, the body thermostat to elevate in order to digest them. Optimally you should eat every three hours: in about the time the nutrients from the previous meal have dwindled, been expended and exhausted, in about the time the elevated metabolism is ‘settling back down to normal,’ eat another small protein/fiber meal. This reestablishes anabolism, kicks the metabolism upward once again and gives the body more practice at assimilating and distributing quality nutrients.
They say practice makes perfect and by eating small, power-packed, tough to digest meals every three hours, the metabolism is kept elevated, anabolism is established and maintained and the individual never feels hungry. A person who is not hungry is far less inclined to binge on sweets and treats, junk and trash then the crash diet/calorie cutters who always feel hungry, deprived, listless and lacking energy.
The small meal/protein/fiber approach has been used successfully by elite athletes for decades and is not some untried dietary abstraction – rather it is the proven method of choice, one that has withstood the test of time, one that has been used for decades and been proven effective time after time.
If a person is able to establish a multiple meal schedule comprised primarily of lean protein and fiber eaten every three hours, then adds to this eating schedule some serious weight training and a cardiovascular regimen, physical transformation is a biological certainty.
Losing fat has become a mantra for many thanks to the growing health and fitness awareness around the globe. However losing fat is no easy job unless you are disciplined and committed. It calls for regular exercise and balanced nutrient diet to achieve the desired results.
The idea that the fat and the quantity of food consumed are directly proportionate is a misconception. Smaller quantity of protein and carbohydrates at lesser intervals would only help one for easy digestion than fewer heavy meals and also help lose fat. Your daily food need contain carbohydrate and protein rich items such as oatmeal, beans, green vegetables sprouted cereals, peas apples and leafy vegetables.
Roughly 3500 calories makes one pound of fat going by the analogy one should not attempt to reduce fat more than 2lbs.a week. Cutting done fat-rich beef and fried items and addition of more vegetables not only help reduce fat but also keeps the system more disease resistant.
Lose fat is synonymous with regular exercise. The kind of exercise one should choose depends on a variety of factors like ones interest, the extra pound to shed out and the time at his disposal. One should not attempt to do the exercise for more than 45 minutes a day normally. In picking up weights one need to be careful to pick up one that one can handle for not more than 25-30 repetitions.
Losing fat should not be confused with losing weight as the two are very different. One can easily work out and eat right and burn fat while still gaining weight through the gain of muscle mass. Therefore it would be considered a better concept to strive to lose fat and gain muscle definition as just losing weight can be hazardous to one’s health.
Lose fat is easy achieved by the presently popular Yoga exercise for about an hour a day. The beauty of the exercise is that while it reduces the fat by consumption of calories it keeps the body and mind cool and healthy. Walk into any good yoga training center and reap the benefits. But never attempt to do the same from self study books that may surely land you in trouble.
Do you feel like you are fighting a loosing battle when it comes to burning fat and getting into shape? Maybe you purchased a few books, videos or workout equipment claiming to be the magic bullet to make you look thin “in 30 days”. Well I think that you are not alone and many of us have been down this road.
One suggestion I have is that if you want all these things to work you should be direct with yourself. Being blunt with your self is a powerful thing. I believe it helps people have a change of heart. Having a change of heart is key when it comes to fat loss and maintaining your health because you have to let go of the bad habits and acquire healthy habits. Everything starts from within and you are ultimately responsible for executing your nutrition and exercise plan. Here are a few things to look at to help you take responsibility for your self.
Accept that it takes hard work and persistence to reach your fitness goals. Don’t look for instant gratification. It’s not in your best interest to think that eating right and working out is a temporary action. Think about trying a different routine. The one you are doing now is not working for you, so try something different for the next month. You may find a routine you enjoy more.
Stop making excuses for every little thing that keeps you from exercising and eating right. The excuses we allow ourselves to not be healthy should be entirely unacceptable to you. If you feel you do not have enough time to take care of your self, think of this: Everyone that works or has responsibilities is pressed for time. Yet some people rise above their daily grind and make fitness a part of their life. Ultimately they stay healthy. If they can do it, you can do it.
Another thing I would like to discuss is that you should accept the fact that there are things in our society that we cannot control. One example is the food industry. We live in a world surrounded by large portions and greasy food. These foods will stay on the market because people will buy them. Think about how to work around these things and how to make healthier choices when eating. Don’t give in if you want to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Finally, the trends of today demand us to take the time to take care of ourselves. One trend I know of is that more people have sedentary jobs now as opposed to the past, when we had more jobs available that required physical exertion. Also, with all these new drugs that have been launched in the recent years, it seems like we depend on modern medicine to keep us healthy and alive. While modern medicine is great and has made some advances to make our lives longer, we still need to allow ourselves to take responsibility for our health.
Even though you feel like you are fighting a loosing battle to stay healthy and lean. There are many diet and nutrition programs out there to help you achieve your goals. However, you must accept the responsibility to find the path that is right for you and execute. Or these things will not help you achieve your best health.
Almost every athlete, weekend warrior, or gym regular wants to build bigger muscles while losing body fat at the same time. This can be a challenging task because the “traditionalists” will tell you that one must sacrifice either definition or gains in muscle.
While it’s easier to focus on one or the other there are a few tricks you can use that will have you on the right track in no time.
First things first… The “Traditional Approach”
To gain muscle a person has to consume more food, protein, carbs, fats, nutrients, and vitamins than they need to get bigger and less overall calories if they wish to get leaner.
This of course is the main reason bodybuilders tend to “Bulk Up” in the off-season.
This means the individual will eat loads of calories in the hopes of gaining more muscle mass. The extra muscle gain is achievable but the individual also will experience a significant gain of fat in the process, oftentimes more than the muscle gains.
After the “Bulking Up” period the individual will usually want to “rip up” for summer or for a contest. Then they usually have to subject themselves to a rigorous training and restrictive diet for 3-6 months to get they’re body fat levels where the muscles are clearly defined.
The continual up and down Yo-Yo in weight gain plays havoc with the physical body not too mention the psyche of the individual. This generally accepted practice in bodybuilding has also led to the widespread use of drugs used by many athletes to bulk up or to get ripped.
Bodybuilding Traditionalists “Dirty Secret”
The Truth of the matter is the editors and writers for the big magazines won’t tell you is the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs by the top amateur and professional athletes who use an array of pharmaceuticals to build and maintain their muscles while dieting.
It’s Dirty Secrets like this that lead the unsuspecting population to question why their programs don’t work, or why they are not so “genetically gifted”. Traditional methods have created a tradition of drugs going all the way back into the 50’s. The problem has gotten worse not better.
Bottom line these drugs are dangerous have consequences, and can leave you and your body in a lot further away from your goals in the long run. Stay away from them!
Unfortunately, the pressure to be in shape and to become the next Ronnie Coleman has trickled down even to the “regular Joe” in the gym who wants to look good in a pair of Calvin Klein’s, and now you have guys and girls walking into gyms for the first time asking what the “should be on.”
This abuse of drugs has led to the overall dysfunction of the bodybuilding community on multiple levels mentally, physically and psychologically. What’s weird is the “Drug Program” today is so commonplace it has become “traditional thinking” as opposed to natural bodybuilding principles which are: good healthy food, rigorous training of the mind and body, and an overall expression of health and vitality.
It’s time for a new way because the old mentality of traditional bodybuilding is over.
Gimme A Break From Tradition Thinking!
Fortunately, there is a better way to gain muscle and to lose body fat at the same time. It’s called the “Cycle Diet” and it is fast becoming the most popular way to stay lean year round while continually gaining muscle. Let’s examine first how the cycle diet works and then how you can incorporate it into your training routine.
Every bodybuilder who maintains there body fat levels below 7 percent knows as soon as they start eating the first few days of high calories their body explodes with new growth before any body fat gains occur.
The reason for this is the body is in a super-compensation state and initially stores the extra calories as glycogen in organs such as the liver as well as intramuscularly. Fats are also stored intramuscularly as well as protein is utilized for the growth and repair of muscles.
This super-compensation state only lasts for maybe 24 hours before the body starts to shuttle the extra calories into fat cells. But before that occurs there is a window of explosive growth available waiting to be tapped into and here is how you can do it.
Bodybuilding Legend Scott Abel Cracks The Code
The entire process was initially developed and coined the Cycle Diet by legendary trainer Scott Abel. I believe that anyone interested in the deeper metabolic science behind the diet order one of Scott’s DVD’s as it’s well worth the money. Scott’s a brilliant innovator that has contributed more to the science of bodybuilding than any other person in the last 50 years and he has had a profound influence on my own training.
I have created a variation of Scott’s Cycle Diet geared specifically for natural trainees. While I feel Scott’s breakthrough and the science behind it is sheer brilliance his protocol does have some challenges for natural athletes as well as for individuals who may be enzyme deficient already.
I strongly recommend picking up a copy of enzyme pioneer Dr. Howell and his book “Enzyme Nutrition” for details on how rampant enzyme deficiency is in the population at large.
The 2 Main Challenges Of The Traditional Cycle Diet
The first problem is Metabolic Damage from Enzyme deficiency. While the cycle diet works for months even years there is an ‘unseen cost”. Over the long haul the Enzymatic cost of eating so much enzyme deficient foods and the potential damage and loss of metabolic enzymes. This can lead to training lethargy, poor recovery, early aging, and injuries.
The second cost is the long-term effects of this type of eating stress on the digestive tract, which can lead to thick deposits of mucoid plaque. This plaque is a breading ground for unhealthy bacteria to proliferate, which generate toxins that can lead to major health complications down the road.
This protocol allows you to build muscle while losing body fat as well as keeping your body free of toxic buildup.
Here is how it works.
First, you need to get your body fat levels below 7 percent for the maximum benefit of the protocol. The cool thing is once you get down to this level you can maintain this body fat level year round. If you are unsure how to get ripped you will want to follow one of my cutting up training and dietary protocols. It usually takes between 12-20 weeks to hit single digits for anyone under 30 percent body fat. I use the percentage a week method to determine how long it will take you to get in the single digit zone.
Second you need to be training a minimum of 5 days per week. In other words you need to be an intermediate or advanced trainee capable of handling significant volume and intensity in your training.
Third you need to keep your calorie intake about 500-1000 calories below expenditure daily. If you are following one of my five-day training programs simply multiply your Lean Body Mass (LBM) by 12. Whatever the total is, use that number as you’re starting caloric intake.
Of course this should be divided up into 5 meals of the right combinations of protein, carbs, fats and nutrients. For more information see my article on “Getting Ripped Without Getting Ripped Off”
I also suggest that you follow a 5 day Body Part per day program such as the one’s on my website. Once you have your workout program and your dietary intake down you are ready to go for the Ultimate Natural Training Cycle. Virtually anyone who follows the system will be as ripped as they want to be in less than 6 months but before we get ahead of ourselves we must first begin by…
“Priming The Pump”
Now for the first 3 days of your training you will keep your caloric intake in the calculated range all on training days. On your first rest day, which usually will occur on the 4th day you will perform one of the juice fasts I recommend for the whole day.
Consume as much juice as you like on the fast day and be sure to take some fiber to help remove accumulated mucoid plaque in the digestive tract. There are many herbs that can aid in the process as well which we outline at the freaky insider forums. I call this cleaning out the intestinal tract “Priming the Pump”.
Keep in mind that only natural juices, preferably organic are used on the juice fast day free of sugars, additives, preservatives, sweeteners or anything else. I recommend the Jack Lalanne power juicer to make your own fresh super juices. Intermediate and advanced athletes may wish to use one of my more aggressive cleansing fasts for even better results.
On the 5th and 6th days of the week you will resume your training and diet schedule, with the concurrent calorie deficit. This is really important as maintaining a strict control over calorie totals on the training days is essential to make the program work. That means no cheats, treats, or deviations from your diet.
On the 7th day, which should be an off day from training as well, “EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT”.
Is This 7th Heaven?
That’s right all the things that you would like load up on them. It’s a good idea to schedule social occasions or interactions on that day, so you can eat Grandma’s apple pie, or have some pizza and ice cream with the guys during the big game. It’s best to schedule the High Calorie day on a rest day and be sure to consume as many calories as you can.
Keep in mind that you start in the morning of your rest day and you stop in the evening. So you keep the time frame down to about 18 hours, as this will ensure no fat will be gained.
It is a good idea to start with fats in the morning first so that you don’t experience too much digestive discomfort. It’s also a good idea to double or triple your enzyme intake for the high calorie day as well as on the juice fast day for maximum absorption of nutrients.
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Why The Cycle Diet Works
The Cycle diet works because of the 3 basic reasons:
1)Short time frame of high calorie consumption
2)The initial caloric deficient state sets up a super compensation state
3)A rigorous training schedule which creates stimulus for fat loss and muscle gain
The bottom line is once you get the protocol down to suit your own metabolism it’s pretty much impossible for your body to add body fat.
The cascade of anabolic hormones during the brief high calorie intake will be used to fill up energy stores and build more muscle. This is the ideal condition for growth of muscle tissues to occur. Many athletes are shocked by the giant leaps in muscle size, leanness, and muscularity that occur while on the cycle diet for a few months.
Fine Tuning The Process
You will need to fine-tune the process over time but it’s pretty simple once you get the routine down. Best of all you don’t have to restrict calories for long periods of time. Once every week you get a break and the juice fast day helps clear out any plaque built up form the high calorie day.
Most athletes find the cycle diet much easier and more a more fun way to stay in shape all year. What’s even better that Natural Athletes everywhere can build can build mass while staying lean year round and stay healthy. No harmful chemicals or drugs needed.
Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too!
It is a proven fact that belly fat is the most dangerous kind of fat on the human body. We have all seen people who are overweight in just their stomach region and appear fit in every other place. It is a strange thing, isn’t it? It seems like we are all overweight somewhere or another, and while we all need to keep track of our weight and be proactive about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, those who carry extra belly fat need to be aware even more.
If you think about it, your belly is the area that holds most of your most important organs. Having extra weight in your legs or your hips doesn’t affect the functioning of any major organ, while carrying belly fat can really hinder the work of some of your body’s most important parts. Because it important that our organs work well, we want to do everything we can to protect them and not hinder their work.
I’ll often have clients come into my fitness club and tell me that their most annoying problem is the extra belly fat that they just cannot get rid of. I agree that their belly fat not only is annoying, but it is also dangerous. I am surprised by how few people know the dangers of belly fat, so I am always quick to share with them the facts. It only further increases their motivation to get rid of their extra belly fat.
Another large group of clients will come in with the firm belief that there is nothing they can do with their belly fat. They think that it is impossible to trim down, especially the older they get. As a personal fitness trainer, I am convinced that getting rid of belly fat not only is possible, but that it is important enough to be tackled regardless of how hard it is to accomplish.
Losing belly fat happens by a combination of consistent and directed exercise and a specfic diet. It is amazing how certain exercises are aimed specifically at reducing fat in certain areas of the body. Certain types of nutrition plans will also help to trigger excess fat in particular areas of the body.
If you have extra belly fat, you should be intentional about dealing with it. Make an appointment with a fitness trainer, a dietician or a physcian. Let someone help you get on the right track in dealing with your belly fat and making it history.
Have you ever wondered if what you know about omega 3 is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest info on omega 3.
Adding fats to your diet is essential if you want to live a healthy lifestyle that results in feeling and looking great, but it has to be the right kind of fats. Essential fatty acids fall within this category and are a crucially important addition to anyone’s diet.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids are made up of two components: DHA (which stands for docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
The best source of DHA and EPA are fish, especially salmon, seaweed, shellfish and algae. Furthermore, you can also get omega-3’s from unrefined whole grains, dark; leafy greens and certain nuts and seeds like walnuts, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds. This second group contains ALA (alpha linolenic acid) which your body then converts to EPA and DHA.
Your best bet, however, is to get your omega-3’s from seafood because your body converts only about 15 percent of dietary ALA to EPA and much less to DHA.
What do you do if you don’t like, and absolutely refuse to eat, seafood? Well, fortunately you can get omega-3’s in capsule form. Not everyone’s stomach can handle these capsules, but try them out for one month. It’s an extremely convenient way to add omega-3’s to your diet.
When purchasing omega-3’s in pill form, you’ll notice some products also contain the other two components of essential fatty acids: omega-6 and omega-9. Stick with the products that contain only high amounts of omega-3’s. Most people already get high amounts of these two fatty acids from their diet, and it’s this lack of omega-3’s that is potentially the culprit behind many health problems today.
Think about what you’ve read so far. Does it reinforce what you already know about omega 3? Or was there something completely new? What about the remaining paragraphs?
When adding omega-3’s to your diet through pills, look for 1,000 mg pills and take 3-9 per day with food depending on your current health status and healthy living goals. Your Doctor or physician should be able to consult with you about this.
Solgar Vitamins have some very good omega 3 products available at www.solgar.co.uk
So now you have a good introduction into omega-3 fatty acids and the different ways to add them to your diet, but what are the health benefits associated with them?
Plenty! Here’s a quick list and you can also easily do some research by searching for “benefits of omega-3” in your favorite search engine.
– stabilizes blood sugar levels and lowers insulin levels
– boosts your immune system
– encourages your body to burn fat and decreases appetite
– improves your mood and attention span
– reduce inflammation
– improve your skin tone and radiance
If the above doesn’t get you excited about this proven, inexpensive and easy-to-get fatty acid supplement, then check your pulse!
It’s an addition to your diet that will help improve your health by leaps and bounds.
I hope that reading the above information was both enjoyable and educational for you. Your learning process should be ongoing–the more you understand about any subject, the more you will be able to share with others.
Lately it would seem that fats and carbohydrates have both gotten a bad rap. First it was fat that was the culprit in all dietary ills, and low fat diets were all the rage. Then the two switched places, with carbohydrates being the bad guys and fat reigning supreme.
As with most extremes, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. There is no such thing as a bad food, only bad dietary choices. While some foods are naturally better for you than others, there is no reason that all foods cannot be enjoyed in moderation. After all, the most successful diet is not one that you can follow for a day, a week or even a year. On the contrary, the only successful diet and nutrition program is one that you will be able to follow for a lifetime.
Both fats and carbohydrates play an important role in nutrition, and both are important to a healthy diet. It would be impossible and unwise to eliminate all fat from the diet, since fat is important for the production of energy, and for carrying valuable fat soluble vitamins like vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K, throughout the body. In addition, fat plays a vital role in regulating various bodily functions.
Even though some fat is essential to a healthy body, too much fat can be harmful. Excessive levels of dietary fats have been implicated in heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol levels and even some cancers. Most nutritionists recommend limiting daily fat intake to less than 20% of calories, although taking that level lower than 10% is not recommended.
Of course not all fats are created equal, and some fats are more harmful than others. Saturated fats and trans fats are generally understood to be more harmful in the diet than polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These lighter fats, like canola oil and olive oil, should form the basis of cooking a healthier diet.
Keeping saturated fats and trans fats to a minimum is important to a healthy diet. Trans fats, which are solid at room temperature, are most often found in highly processed foods like cookies, cakes and other baked goods. In addition, trans fats are often found in fried foods and in salty snacks like potato chips. While these foods are fine in moderation, it is best to avoid large quantities of such snacks.
One additional word here about good fats – yes there are such things, and one of the most powerful of these are the so called omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are most often found in fish, and they have shown great promise in preventing and even reversing heart disease and high cholesterol levels.
When limiting your daily intake of fat and cholesterol, it is good to have an understanding of nutritional labels. These government mandated labels can be a huge help to those who take the time to read and understand them. Not only do nutritional labels provide valuable information on calories, fat content and sodium, but they provide valuable information about the most important vitamins and minerals as well.
Like fats, carbohydrates are found in a variety of different foods, some healthier than other. For instance, both Twinkies and whole wheat bread are sources of carbohydrates, but while one can form the basis of a healthy diet, the other is best used as an occasional snack.
In addition to cereals and breads, carbohydrates are also present in fruits and vegetables and in milk and other dairy products. Carbohydrates and fats are both important to a healthy, varied diet.
As with many products, less is often more when it comes to choosing foods rich in carbohydrates. For instance, less refined whole grain bread is generally more nutritious than white bread which has gone through a greater amount of refining. That is because the refining process tends to reduce nutrient content over time.
Of course, there are some elements in the diet that should be limited. Two of these elements are sugar and salt. Most Americans consume too much salt and sugar, and this has led to epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other ills. Limiting sugar and salt, while choosing good fats and unrefined carbohydrates, is a great way to maximize the nutritional value of the foods you eat.
Among the top are to simply look better and improve your overall health. Losing weight should always be regarded as a long term proposition. Quick weight loss plans can help you lose weight but will not give you the longer term results you crave and deserve.
I want “instant” not “fast”!
Fat will be lost in any diet where the calorific intake is lower than expenditure. However these “crash” diets and low-energy diets will result in a muscle loss in addition to the fat burned. It is estimated that the maximum fat a typical human body can burn in any one week is 2 pounds. This means that any weight loss over and above 2 lbs in a week will be mainly muscle or water.
Crash dieting slows down your metabolism . If you don’t eat enough food your ancient survival instincts take over and the body enters “starvation mode”. In this mode the metabolic rate slows to conserve energy and thus the speed at which weight is lost is reduced. Thus ultimately less fat is burned using “crash” methods.
In addition the body has lost muscle during this crash phase. Muscle burns calories and the more muscle, the more calories and burned. Crash dieting therefore delivers the double whammy of a drop in metabolic weight and a drop in calorie burning muscle tissue.
This is the reason why so many dieters who rely upon fad diets regain weight quickly after losing it. The only safe reliable and long term way to reduce weight is to do it over a period of time.
A gradual reduction in calories maintains muscle tissue, burns only fat and allows you to maintain a healthy lower weight in the future.
The latest breakthrough in fat-loss just came from the diabetes world: It turns out… a scientifically proven, at-home method to lower your blood sugar is also a fat-loss shortcut.
Dr. Taylor is a professor of metabolism and nutrition at Newcastle University. He discovered a simple method to lower blood sugar and reverse Type 2 Diabetes in as quickly as 11 days. But his research is helping more than just diabetics …
People all over the world are using his at-home method to lower their blood sugar and lose up to 14 pounds in 11 days. Follow this link to find out:
Here’s why it works:
High blood sugar isn’t just a problem for diabetics. It’s a problem for anyone who wants to lose weight. Because when your blood sugar levels are high, your body goes into “fat-storage” mode, converting that extra sugar into belly fat and thigh flab.
But when you lower your blood sugar, it’s like turning down a fat thermostat. Your body goes into “fat-burning” mode, turning that belly fat and thigh flab into pure energy…
… and leaving you with a body that turns heads.
The whole thing makes sense if you think about it. We all know grapefruit is a fantastic fat-burning food. But did you know the reason it boosts your metabolism and burns fat is because it lowers your blood sugar?
Dr. Taylor’s method is like eating a dozen grapefruits – your fat-burning engines get turned to full throttle. To try out Dr. Taylor’s method for yourself, click the link below: