Yet, this is the unhappy reality for so many women who are trying to follow fad diets.
The problem with most of these diets (aside from not leading to your goal of permanent fat loss) is that they cause your metabolism to become radically altered or damaged.
As a result, your future attempts to lose weight become increasingly difficult.
I’m a fitness professional who’s been interviewed for national fitness magazines, TV programs, and radio shows, but…
…just like you, I’ve been completely fed up with my battle to keep the fat off.
After years of suffering my way through restrictive food choices to maintain my physique…
I learned that you can trick your body into burning stored fat — without fad diets, crazy exercise routines or calorie-counting.
Watch my video and/or read the article below to learn how this works:
Using Your “Energy Tank”
It’s important to understand that there’s a specific pattern to how your metabolism responds to your carbohydrate intake.
Every time you consume a carb, you either:
- Use it as energy
- Store it as fat
- Store it in your “energy tank” (these carbs are called glycogen)
Over time, if you’re not consistently using your carbs as energy, your energy tank fills up to the top. After that, the carbs you eat become stored as fat.
This can lead to more fat in your belly, hip, and thigh areas!
Controlling Carbs…The Right Way
The key to achieving quick, permanent fat loss is to drain your energy tank without slowing down your metabolism.
Many fad diets encourage people to do this by drastically limiting their carb intake for the long term.
This leads to a sluggish metabolism and intense cravings for high-carb “comfort” foods.
The right way to control your carb intake is to be strategic: You must do it for the right duration, with the right food, and at the right time.
To achieve results, you must…
- Keep your carb intake under 50 grams on your cardio or interval days (approximately 3 days per week)
- Make sure the carbs are coming from the right types of food, like green vegetables (avoid starches and fruits)
- Add a “cheat day” once a week that allows you to take in an influx of carbs
This routine will drain your glycogen levels on your low-carb days, making room for carbs on your cheat day.
The cheat day has 2 key benefits:
- It prevents your metabolism from slowing down by increasing the levels of fat-burning hormones.
- It also offers a psychological boost by satisfying your appetite for “bad” foods…
No more deprivation or constant irritation from being restricted!
As I mentioned earlier, if you have a history of failed fad diets, your metabolism has most likely been damaged. Your body wants to use food and calories, instead of fat, as fuel.
This means, of course, that your belly, hip and thigh fat stays put.
But when you follow the above steps, you’ll program your body to use stubborn fat as its go-to source for energy.
Your stubborn high-fat areas will become leaner as ugly fat melts away!
About the Author:
He’s now the owner and founder of Get Lean In 12. Shaun was one of twelve fitness instructors awarded Club Solution Magazine’s “Most-Fit Health Club Professional” for November 2008.
Shaun’s health and fitness methods are based on the principles that: transforming your body and your life is about controlling your time, focusing on the intensity and not how long you exercise…
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