– In this video, we’re gonna 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topic, but a big problem, simply because pretty much all the mainstream recommendations for burning fat are completely outdated.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 and achieving their weight-loss goals. An average female spends 17 years dieting, so what does that tell you? They’re operating off of incorrect information. What I’m gonna tell you is based on fact, physiology books, how the body works. There’s two main fuel sources in the body.
You have fat, and you have stored sugar. There is a third one called muscle, but I’m not gonna get into that, because you have to be very, very sick for your body to start using muscle protein as a fuel source. We’re going to talk about the two main ones, which is 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 release in-between times where you’re not eating or it can go up to the fat. The way it works are fat-burning hormones, based on what you eat and what you do, trigger the fat to release certain enzymes to dissolve that fat, called lipase enzymes. They’re hormone-sensitive fat enzymes that break things 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 could run on this. Even your brain could 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 they never actually burn fat. I can prove that, ’cause I have a machine that measures how much fat someone burns, and you can very easily see they lose water weight and then they plateau. The great majority of people burn sugar. They’re not actually burning fat. In this next section, I’m gonna tell you about the single control factor, what determines whether you’re burning fat or whether you’re burning sugar. 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 and the domination to prevent you from tapping into your fat reserve. So, here’s a little graph on how much insulin, or let’s just say, when I talk about insulin, I’m gonna talk about sugar, because sugar triggers insulin. I could easily say the number one control of whether you burn fat is sugar or hidden sugars, but I’m just gonna call insulin sugar right now. If that sugar is high, let’s say it’s high sugar right here, a high insulin, you’re not gonna be able to burn fat. Your body is running on sugar.
So, let’s say you eat moderately and you have, let’s say, half of the amount of sugar, because someone said, “Everything in moderation.” It still won’t work, because insulin has to be zero or sugar has to be zero to tap into ketones, which is the byproduct of fat burning, which is ketosis. In other words, it’s not a graph that’s a gradual graph. You have to make insulin, or shall we say sugar, zero before you can burn fat. So now, what we’re gonna talk about is this thing called ketosis. Ketosis is what we want to get into. 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. 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 the person is usually always insulin resistant. If they go on this, they see great improvements. 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 that over.
It’s called a keto adaptation, so you’re adapting to burning fat. It 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. I think what discourages a lot of people is they think they’re gonna burn fat in a day or two, and they get discouraged and they stop. When, in fact, to adapt your body into 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.
Your body will be burning fat, and a lot of problems will actually go away. Now, let’s talk about what foods that you have to eat to get into ketosis. So, here’s what you need to eat. Number one, you want to keep your carbohydrates within 5 to 10% of the entire amount of calories that you eat in a given day. Now, the type of carbohydrates we’re gonna 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 gonna get with protein or fat, so we do want the vegetable carbohydrates here in a good amount. The net sugars from that is gonna be very, very, very low, if anything at all. 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 a carbohydrate. Some of our 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% 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.
Fat, it’s gonna be in the form of healthy fats. It’s not gonna be actually deep-fried anything. So, we want the carbohydrates vegetable. We want the protein. That would kind of come out to about, I’d say, four to five, maybe six ounces of protein with each meal. 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. A lot of them actually have zero heart problems at all. 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? 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 all your cells. You need it as raw material to build up your hormones, especially your stress hormones. 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 to that, so we need a lot of it. I mean, like one egg would be 300 milligrams, so you’d 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, your body makes less. Now, 65 to 80% of your body should be in the form of fat. 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. So, what I did was I decided, well, of course, if I want to 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, and 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 gonna take is a little bit of sugar to totally throw you out of ketosis once your body has adapt to it. You’ll feel much better with your energy, with your cardiovascular, with your endurance. 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. A lot of credible medical doctors even recommend this, as well. It’s a new thing. 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% fat and protein the same. You know it’s correct.
If you just do the opposite of what everyone tells you to do, you’ll come out ahead. Now, if you want to know the specifics of what exact types of fats that you should have and what combinations and some ideas of maybe some snacks, click the link below. You can download a page of what to eat and how to do this correctly. All right? So, I hope you enjoy this, and I will see you in the next video.
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