Yes, you can lose a lot of body fat fast and keep it off for good. And you can do this without having to suffer hunger, days in the gym or worse… regain.
Unfortunately, what you have been doing has been working against you.
You see for a long time now, you and I have been taught that to lose body fat we need to introduce a negative calorie balance.
We should do this by eating less to reduce calorie intake. And exercise more to increase calorie expenditure.
So it went without saying that to lose weight fast, you needed to introduce a huge negative calorie balance in a short time.
This is based on what is called the Calories Theory.
Simply put, calories theory states that “fat loss and fat gain is based on the amount of calories that we eat“.
So the more you eat the fatter you get, the less you eat the thinner you get.
But there is one big problem with this theory…
…it actually does not explain WHY we lose and gain weight!
Technically a calorie is the metric unit used to measure heat. So just like a meter is a measurement of distance, a calorie is a measurement of the amount of energy in a food.
More specifically it is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1 Kg of water through 1 Degree Celsius of heat. Click here to learn more about calories.
According to the Calories Theory we get fat because we take in excess calories (energy). Unfortunately, that we take in excess calories does not explain anything about WHY we get fat. It just gives us an idea of HOW we get fat, albeit technically naive.
Here is an example…
Imagine you are unaware there is a Super-Bowl match in a stadium. Then you asked your friend, why are people filling up the stadium? And your friend explained, it’s because more people are going into the stadium than the people walking out of the stadium. Would you be satisfied?
You probably consider it a snide remark, right?
People walking into the stadium explain HOW the stadium is filling up; but not WHY it is filling up. It is true, we all can see more people walking into the stadium than those walking out.
But what you really want to know is WHY people are walking in. What you need to know is that there is a great match coming up.
Similarly, the explanation that you get fat because you take in more calories than you use does not explain WHY you get fat. It just explains HOW you got fat. You get fat by taking in more calories than you are using up. The million dollar question is WHY are you taking in these excess calories?
To lose body fat quickly, easily and keep it off permanently you need to know WHY you are getting fat so you can change it. WHY we take in excess calories is the elephant in the room.
But the problem with the Calorie Theory gets worse…
An extension of the Calories theory is the adage “calories in, calories out“. Of which implies that if a food you eat contains 50 calories, you just need to expend 50 calories to retain the same weight.
This sounds great in theory, but research tells us different. A study looking at a High Carb and a High Fat diet of similar calories led to different results ( 1). Infact this study was considered “confusing” because it seemed to violate the first law of thermodynamics… which was not possible.
It is very true that a 100 calories of sugar and 100 calories of meat when burnt in the lab will results into the same amount of energy. However, your body is not a lab calorimeter. Your body is a living thing that adapts to the food you give it; whether that is the source, the quantity, the combination or even quality of the food.
Unfortunately again, “calories in, calories out” is not only a ridiculous oversimplification of fat metabolism… it is in fact erroneous from a physiological perspective. Someone somewhere copy pasted a relatively simple physical mechanics dynamic onto a complex bio-chemical reality.
Again, let me quickly explain…
So far, science tells us that calorie management in the body is controlled by the Central Nervous System (CNS) and Hormones (2). But it gets more intricate…
…science also shows that the type of food affects how the CNS and the Hormones operate in influencing these calories (3,7).
What this means is that the type of food (calories) you eat determines how your CNS and Hormones react in managing the calories it is receiving. Essentially the body’s CNS and hormones reacts one way when calories come from carbs. They react or another way when calories are from proteins. And react a whole different way when he calories are from dietary fats.
Your typical meal will tend to have a varied combination of carbs, proteins and fats. That in itself throws a monkey wrench into the works. And we still have not dealt with the other animal; the elephant in the room…
…WHY do we take in excess calories?
Actually, the reason we take in excess calories is the same reason we taking in regular amounts of calories. You do not need to be told why you eat. Calories do not sneak up on you; neither do they just drop on you. You eat and likely savor every morsel of it.
And science has documented why we eat, whether in excess or in moderation; as far back as the 1960s. You eat because you get hungry, period (4)!
Hunger is the natural desire for food (5). Whether physiological hunger, psychological hunger or hedonic hunger i.e. eating for pleasure rather than to satisfy biological need you eat simply because you get hungry (6).
That is the simplified version of why we take in excess calories. And as we have seen with calories, there is a level of simplicity that stretches into ignorance. So we need to tread carefully.
Hunger is a complex psycho-physiological process (5). According to Appetite Control and Energy Balance “The expression of human appetite can be perceived as including a drive for energy, conscious sensations of hunger, preferences for particular tastes, selection of specific nutrients, cravings for certain foods and a defined pattern of eating behavior”.
Thus far we know that hunger is a stimulus or closely related to stimuli that control, manage or one way or another affect calorie intake and expenditure in the body. Of great interest are the effects of hunger on the CNS (Central Nervous System) and hormones.
Studies show there are several hormones that are involved in the management of the hunger and calories requirements of the body. These fat hormones include the hunger hormone Ghrelin; the satiety hormones Leptin and Cholesystokinin, the abdominal fat hormone Cortisol and Thyroid hormones (7,8,9). Click here to learn more about these fat hormones
We are finding that it is possible to tinker with hormones through diet and exercises to affect hunger and in extension metabolism. Infact research shows that we need to focus on two, just two hormones to lose weight fast and keep it off permanently.
Deal with the hunger problem and you will deal with the weight loss problem…
…Oooh wait a minute,
…you will still not have dealt with the weight loss problem because it takes two steps to lose weight!
Imagine walking into a bathroom with a broken faucet. The water is running and spilling onto the floor. It would be foolish to start drying the floor without first fixing the broken faucet, right?
But even after fixing the faucet, the job is not yet done.
You still need to wipe the floor dry.
Similarly, losing body fat is a two step process. First you need to fix the broken faucet.
You need to conclusively deal with the hunger problem.
You need to stop the body from storing any more excess fat.
If you are able to achieve this, you will be able to stop your body from gaining any more excess body fat. This way you stop weight gain.
Second, you need to dry the floor. You need to lose the excess body fat you already have. This way, you are able to achieve your healthy and even ideal body weight and composition.
First and foremost we are trying to lose body fat, not just weight. There s a BIG difference between losing fat and losing weight. Think tape measure vs. weighing scale respectively.
To lose body fat, you need to stop your body from storing any more body fat AND we also need to lose the excess body fat you already have. We often make a fundamental mistake in approaching weight loss by lumping up these two as one.
Fat storing and fat burning are two distinct physiological functions. Yes, related even closely related; but still physiologically distinct processes (10).
But the biggest mistake in losing body fat in our day is focusing on calories rather than focusing on the hormones that manage the calories. To lose body fat fast and keep it off, you need to “Go Beyond Calories” and manage your hormones.
We are finding that it is possible to tinker with hormones through diet and exercises to affect hunger and in extension metabolism. Infact research shows that we need to primarily focus on two, just two hormones to lose weight fast and keep it off permanently.
According to clinical studies your body has been shown to store fat when you have an elevated concentration of the hormone insulin (11). Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas and is used to maintain a very narrow concentration of blood glucose or what many call blood sugar (12).
Blood glucose is the amount of glucose that is dissolved in your entire blood volume at any given time. If this blood sugar is too high, it causes problems; if it is too low, it also causes problems. The body produces insulin to regulate blood glucose and keep it at a narrow range of right concentrations at all times.
It is Insulin’s job to make sure that this concentration does not go higher or lower. It does this by converting any excess blood sugar into glycogen and body fat.
Here are some interesting facts; an adult, has about 6 liters of blood. So how much sugar dissolved in 6 liters of blood do you think constitute normal blood sugar?
Many people say a cup or two cups.
But the amount of sugar dissolved in six liters of blood to make normal blood sugar is just slightly less than one teaspoon. Just one teaspoon of sugar dissolved in your entire blood volume makes normal blood sugar.
You see, when you eat a meal that quickly raises your blood sugar, your body releases insulin to regulate body’s blood sugar. The insulin converts the excess sugar into fat and goes on to store it as body fat (12).
But here is what is very important to understand; insulin will convert excess glucose into body fat regardless of if you eat too many calories or if you eat few calories.
In other words the amounts of calories do not determine if you get fat or not. Whether you get fat or not is determined by the extent the meal you eat affects blood glucose (13).
An increase in blood glucose results to the release of the hormone insulin which converts excess blood sugar into fat. This is why insulin has become known as the fat storing hormone.
It gets more interesting…
The Strongest Hunger Signal:
Whether you feel hungry or not is primarily determined by blood sugar. Because low blood sugar is just as dangerous to your body as high blood sugar, whenever you blood sugar is low, your body triggers your hunger signals. This is to make you eat and restore your blood sugar to normal levels.
Even more importantly, whenever your blood sugar is dropping, whether this drop is a result of insulin reducing blood sugar from a high to a normal level; or it is dropping from normal to low, your body also triggers hunger signals.
Studies show that it is when your blood glucose is dropping that your body triggers your hunger signals and you get hungry. A dropping blood sugar is physiologically the strongest hunger signal.
The Vicious Sugar Cycle:
Carbohydrates is a food group that when ingested is quickly broken down to glucose. This is quickly absorbed into your blood system spiking you blood glucose. This activates aggressive release of Insulin to bring down the blood sugar to normal. Unfortunately as we have seen above, this drop results to hunger.
This hunger in-turn easily results to more ingestion of carbs, creating a vicious fat storing cycle.
As opposed to what you have been taught, you actually eat because your body is demanding you eat. In other words, you DO NOT get fat because you eat too much, but you eat too much because you are getting fat. Let me say that again, it is important…
You DO NOT get fat because you eat too much, but you eat too much because your body is storing the food you are eating as fat.
In short, if you can stop your blood glucose from spiking too high; which forces insulin to be produced to drop it to a normal level; a drop which in turn makes you hungry, which then makes you eat even more… you will successfully manage hunger and consumption of excess calories and as such you will not store excess body fat.
The spiking and dropping of insulin in your body creates a vicious fat storing cycle.
To stop your body from storing any more fat, you need to manage insulin. You need to keep your blood Insulin low and stable. Low so that you minimize fat storing; stable so you can manage hunger (14-17).
Once you know how to stop adding more body fat by managing Insulin, you need to know how to lose the excess body fat you already have.
Unfortunately, you have been taught that if you want to lose weight you need to do an aerobic exercise like walking or jogging for about 45 minutes to 60 minutes daily. And the reason behind this is that these kinds of exercises use up body fat for energy. And this makes sense because science shows that as much as 50% of the energy used in cardio and aerobic exercises comes from body fat (18).
But there is more than meets the eye…
In the last several years, the science community has thrown us into confusion concerning exercises for losing weight. To start with the physically active are overall healthier. So it was concluded that the reverse should be true; and as such if you were overweight you should be physically active to get healthier and even lose weight (19-21).
By 2007 the American Heart Association together with the American College of Sports Medicine released new guidelines that urge Americans to have at least 60 to 90 minutes of physical activity in a day. Exercise to lose weight went without saying amongst the lay inspite of contradictory research.
Until those contradiction hit main stream media.
In August of 2009, the Time magazine published a controversial article by John Cloud tilted Why Exercise Wont Make You Thin. Cloud covers a whole lot on why exercises fail in losing you weight. But central to it is what he calls “the compensation problem” (22).
In simple terms, the reason exercises do not lose you weight is because you get hungry. You get hungry and eat compensating for all the calories you lost during your workout. This is not only well documented but kind of obvious.
You do know you get hungry when you exercise don’t you?
But research suggests that the compensation is more than just getting hungry. It included rewarding one self with food. And moving around less (23).
Back to the question…
…do exercises lead to fat loss or not?
The answer is Yes and No!
Exercising can lead to fat loss, lack of it or even weight gain.
You see, you have basically two main sources of energy that fuel your body (18,24). You have body fat that the body uses during slow and moderate workouts. And you have Glycogen. Body fat requires oxygen to produce energy, that’s why cardio and aerobic exercises are recommended to be moderate to allow you to breathe. Glycogen on the other hand can be used without oxygen, for example in a 100 meter sprint. (18,25)
Now, here is the problem with directly using body fat in a workout. According to science, when you come from a workout, the body switches from the primary energy source used in the workout to allow the body to replenish it (26,27).
This mean, when you are done with your one hour on the treadmill, you will switch from using body fat as your energy source and start using glycogen. And at the same time you will be storing any excess energy you take in as body fat for next 24 to 48 hours BECAUSE your body will be replenishing its fat stores.
This is especially true if you are over 30 years of age.
The good news is that the reverse is also true. If your workouts used up Glycogen, when you rest the body will switch to using up body fat while it replenishes Glycogen.
And it gets better.
If your workouts use Glycogen, when you rest you will be primarily burning up body fat for the next 24 to 48 hours (28). This leads to faster fat loss with less effort.
And it gets even better.
Some of these Fat Burning Glycogen based workout take as little as 15 minutes to do. You literally spend less time working out and lose much more body fat at a faster rate than with cardio and regular aerobics
But here is the best part…
Not only do these workouts use up Glycogen, they also naturally elevate you Fat Burning hormone called Growth Hormone. Growth hormone has been shown to increase your body’s metabolism by as much as 800% in women and 1200% in men.
By the end of the nineteen nineties it was believed that if you could keep a low and stable insulin level, your body will not store body fat and that in truth, you body will start to naturally use the excess body fat leading to weight loss.
However there have been new scientific advances.
Studies have shown that you can keep you insulin stable and as such, stop your body from storing any more excess body fat. But you still will not be able to burn up the excess body fat.
In other words, it’s possible to fix the faucet and stop the water from running BUT you still have the problem of a wet logged floor.
This was achieved by inhibiting the production of the hormone called Growth Hormone or GH in short.
Growth Hormone is produced naturally in the body by the pituitary gland and is known to stimulate growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals.
Studies have also shown that a high concentration of Growth Hormone in the body results to an explosion in the body’s natural fat burning capabilities (29,30). It also leads to improvement of of body composition by greatly reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass (31,32).
So in a nut shell, excess calories make us fat. Appetite or hunger manages consumption of calories. So to control excess calories we need to manage appetite (hunger). Hunger on the other hand is managed by both Hormones and Central Nervous System (CNS). While different foods activate different reaction of Hormones that further act on he CNS.
Amongst the hormones include leptin, cholecystokinin, tyroid hormones, glucocorticoids, ghrelin etc. But there are two hormones that we can directly manipulate using diet and exercise and result to huge changes in body composition.
These are Insulin and Growth Hormone.
As we have seen so far, we manage the hormone insulin to stop your body from storing any more excess body fat. Then we stimulate your Growth Hormone (GH) so that your body can burn up the excess body fat you already have.
It is these two hormones Insulin and GH that determine how MUCH, how EASILY and how FAST we lose body fat. We have developed a strategy that takes the advantage of this science to get you results FAST.
Calories are provided by the foods we eat. Once these calories are in the body, they can be used in two main ways. Either they are used to create energy, or they are stored away as reserve energy, what you and I call body fat.
It is these two hormone, Insulin and Growth Hormone, that primarily determine whether the calories from the foods you eat end up as energy or as body fat.
The “Go Beyond Calories” Method is designed to manage, even manipulate these two hormones to lose you alot of body fat FAST. The program works with how your body works so you can get results that you can keep for a long time.
There is no amount of training that can beat a bad diet. So the proper food choices are important if you want to lose alot of body fat fast and easily. The program quickly takes you through the main food groups and how to place them on your plate. No measuring the food, no counting calories.
By using our 1:2:5 food Portioning technique, you are able to quickly and easily make better food choices.This technique is designed to mange Insulin by keeping it low and stable. Low to minimize fat storing; stable to manage appetite.
The difference between, “Have you lost some weight?” and “Wow, you look fabulous. What are you doing?” is effective workouts! But as much as any exercising is beneficial to your health, not all exercises lead to fat loss.
Using our Max 30:45:60 workout technique you are able to spend minimum time working out, yet lose huge amounts of body fat. This technique target to maximally elevate your Growth Hormone naturally, while getting you the health benefits of exercises.
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