Belly Fat Loss Halted by Insulin and Insulin Resistance
Want to lose belly fat to see your abs? You must become a fat burner. Insulin is the key to losing fat, especially abdominal fat. Controlling insulin should be your new goal.
In this video we’re going to talk about how to burn fat, a very important topic, but a big problem simply because pretty much all the mainstream recommendations for burning fat are completely outdated. In fact, look at the statistics in America: only 2% of the population ever is successful at burning fat, in achieving their weight-loss goals. Belly fat is a “sticky” problem.
An average female spent 17 years dieting. So what does that tell you? They’re operating off of incorrect information.
What I’m going to tell you is based on fact, physiology books, how the body works. There Are two main fuel sources in the body. Okay, you have fat and you have stored sugar. There is a third one called muscle, but I’m not going to get into that because you have to be very very sick for your body to start using muscle protein as a fuel source.
Are You a Fat Burner or a Sugar Burner?
We’re going to talk about the two main ones which are fat and sugar. In other words, your body can store sugar (the name of that’s called glycogen) in your liver and your muscles. And that can released in between times where you’re not eating. Okay. Or it can go after the fat.
So the way it works, our fat burning hormones based on what you eat and what you do trigger the fat, and then to release certain enzymes to dissolve that fat, called lipase enzymes. These enzymes that break fats down into ketones. Ketones are the byproduct of fat metabolism and your body can run on these very efficiently, way better actually it’s a better fuel source, it’s a cleaner fuel source. Your body can run on this; even your brain can run on ketones.
Now fat making hormones trigger the storage of sugar and the conversion of the sugar into fat. So that’s how that works. The great majority of people are only burning sugar which is glucose. They’re not burning fat. What occurs is they will lose some temporary water weight and they hit a plateau, thinking that’s actual fat. But if they never actually burn fat, and I can prove that because I have a machine that measures how much fact someone burns, and you can very easily see they lose water weight, and then they plateau.
So the great majority people burn sugar. They’re not actually burning fat. They are not losing belly fat. So in this next section I’m going to tell you about the single control factor that determines whether you’re burning fat or whether you’re burning sugar.
Insulin is the Key to Fat Burning
So here it is: the number one controller of whether you burn actual fat or whether you’re burning sugar is this one hormone called insulin. Insulin, even in small amounts, has the strength, the domination, to prevent you from tapping into your fat reserve. Here’s a little graph on how much insulin, or let’s just say when I talk about insulin I’m going to talk about sugar, because sugar triggers insulin.
I could easily say the number one control of whether you burn belly fat is sugar, or hidden sugars. But I’m just going to call insulin sugar right now. So that sugar is high, let’s say it’s high sugar right here, or high insulin. You’re not going to be able to burn fat.
Your body is running on sugar. So let’s say you eat moderately. Because someone said everything in moderation, you know it still won’t work because insulin has to be zero, or sugar has to be zero, to tap into ketones which are is the byproduct of fat burning, which is ketosis. So in other words, it’s not a graph that’s a gradual graph. You have to make insulin, or so we say sugar, zero before you can burn fat.
Ketosis Means Belly Fat Burning
So now we’re going to talk about this thing called ketosis. Ketosis is what we want to get into. And you may hear some negative things about ketosis because it relates to diabetes. But we’re talking about doing ketosis in a very healthy way. Okay, ketosis is the healthiest thing to do for your blood sugars, for your heart, for your brain, and other conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome. Really, really important because, think about that condition, persons are usually always insulin resistant. And if they go on this diet they see great improvements. Okay, so we want to get the person in ketosis.
To get in ketosis usually does not happen overnight. It’s easy to tap into the sugar reserve because all you have to do is eat sugar but to get into ketosis it can sometimes take way more than two days. It could take a week, to two weeks, up to a month, and maybe in some situations five or even six weeks before you’re really hardcore into fat burning. Now why is that? Because you’ve been living on sugar your whole life and your system is so inefficient and so used to burning sugar.
To convert over it’s called a keto adaptation. So you’re adapting to burning fat just takes a little bit longer. Don’t worry about it because you can see ketones in your urine within a few days. But the point is, you want to stick with it a little longer. And I think what discourages a lot of people is they think they’re going to burn fat in a day or two. And they get discouraged, and they stop when in fact to adapt your body into a fat-burning it could take up to a month, to possibly six weeks in very extreme cases.
I’m telling you that because it might happen in a week, or maybe a little longer than a week. But just hang in there and stick with it because it will happen. And your body will be burning fat. And a lot of problems will actually go away.
Getting into Ketosis
So now let’s talk about what foods that you have to eat to get into ketosis to burn belly fat. OK, so here’s here’s what you need to eat. Number one you want to keep your carbohydrates within 5 to 10 percent of the entire amount of calories that you eat in a given day. Now the type of carbohydrates we’re going to recommend are vegetable in nature. So why vegetable even though they have a small amount of carbohydrate? They have a lot of vitamins and minerals that you’re not going to get with protein or fat. So we do want the vegetable carbohydrates here in a good amount. Okay, but the net sugars from that is going to be very, very, very low. If anything, at all.
Okay. 25% of your diet should come in the form of protein. This thing that I’m telling you is not the Atkins diet. Atkins is a lot of protein. Our body is not made out of carbohydrate. Some of her body is protein, but a lot of our body is made out of fat.
And that’s the third one right here. 65 to 80 percent of your calories should be in the form of fat. Now before you freak out, realize that I’m actually have been in ketosis for quite a while. And I have a lot of clients that also have been in ketosis. And it’s a very healthy thing to do because you feel so good. But, fat is good. It’s going to be in the form of healthy fats. And it’s not going to be absolutely deep-fried, you know anything.
So we want the carbohydrates vegetable, we want the protein so that would kind of come out to about, let’s say, about four to five maybe, six ounces of protein with each meal. Okay. But see most protein comes with fat. So a lot of your protein source actually comes from fat as well. But you do not want to consume the lean proteins, and that is because you need that fat to get your body into ketosis. Eskimos consume blubber and they actually are in a state of ketosis. And they can actually, a lot of them, actually have zero heart problems at all.
And if you’re concerned about increasing your cholesterol, realize this your body makes 2,000 milligrams of cholesterol every single day. Why would your body make that much cholesterol if it didn’t need it? So when you consume more cholesterol or fat your body just makes less. That’s how it works. You need this cholesterol to build the surrounding around on your cells. You need itS raw material to build up your hormones, especially stress hormone. So you need it for the lens of the eye and even the brain. A lot of cholesterol is in our brain to help the nerve connectivity.
Your Body Adapts
So your body adapts to that. We need a lot of it, I mean like one egg would be 300 milligrams. You have to have like 40 eggs to equal what your body makes every single day. But it adapts, so you eat less your body makes more. You eat more, the body makes less.
So now, 65 to 80 percent of your body should be in the form of fat, so that is the formula To get someone in fat burning. One time in high school I was a wrestler and I tried to gain weight. And so when I did is I decided, well of course, if I wanna gain weight I have to eat fatty foods. I started losing weight the more fat that I ate. And that kind of confused me until later when I got into the physiology of it. I found out that consuming fat is neutral with insulin. Eating fat does not trigger insulin.
Insulin is the key thing that must be zero. Because once you get your body into fat-burning by doing this, all it’s going to take is a little bit of sugar to totally throw you out of ketosis. Once your body is adapted to it. But you’ll feel much better with your energy, with your cardiovascular, with your endurance. And if you add exercise on top of this, oh my gosh, it’s going to be huge.
A lot of professional athletes are going into this as well because they have a lot better performance. And a lot of credible medical doctors are even recommending this as well. So it’s a it’s a new thing. And you know it’s true because it’s the exact opposite of what mainstream is telling you to do. They’re saying have 60% of your diet carbohydrates and have only 5 to 10 percent fat and protein the same. So you know it’s correct. So if you just did the opposite of what everyone tells you to do you’ll come out on top.
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