You can burn fat and lose weight just by changing what you eat. You don’t need any shakes, pills, or programs, just the right information and the desire to follow it.
Products designed to help you lose weight are usually unhealthy or overpriced. They do little more than empty your wallet and leave you frustrated in the long run.
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The truth is that you can burn fat and lose weight just by eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones.
One Major Cause Of Weight Gain
If you eat a standard American diet, which consists mostly of refined carbohydrates, your body will alter how it handles food.
I’m talking about foods that come in wrappers, bag, and boxes, like pasta, bread, cereal, chips, breakfast bars, etc.,
In effect, you’ll become sugar-adapted, which means you’ll teach your body to burn sugar and carbohydrates for fuel since there is always an adequate supply of them.
If you’re sugar-adapted, burning fat and losing weight will be very difficult, even if you’re successfully counting calories and exercising.
How To Tell If You’re Sugar-Adapted
Sugar-adapted people are usually overweight and commonly experience periods of fatigue during the day (the afternoon crash).
Calorie counting always leaves them hungry so they have a difficult time with dieting. Furthermore, vegetables and fruits just don’t satisfy them.
Another way to tell if you’re sugar-adapted is how you feel after eating a healthy, low-carb, low-sugar meal.
You’re most likely sugar-adapted if you eaten plenty of calories and nutrients but just aren’t satisfied until you have some bread or something sweet.
How Being Sugar-Adapted Makes You Gain Weight
The carbohydrates you eat are converted to glucose (sugar).
Glucose causes blood sugar to rise and insulin levels to spike.
Insulin is the hormone responsible for storing excess sugar as fat.
The higher your blood sugar, the higher your insulin levels, and the more fat you’ll store.
To make matters worse, since the body has learned to use sugar as its primary energy source, you’ll be hungry again once insulin has cleared glucose from your bloodstream.
Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes often result, at which point it becomes nearly impossible to burn fat no matter how few calories you consume or how much you exercise.
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Become Fat-Adapted To Burn Fat And Lose Weight Effortlessly
The way to burn fat and lose weight effortlessly is to teach your body to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar.
This can be done fairly quickly since our genes are hardwired to function this way already.
Fat-adapted people stay thin easily. They also get hungry less often and have plenty of energy.
As an added benefit, fat-burners have few sugar cravings and tend to want their favorite nutrient-dense snacks instead.
Even during those rare times when they eat sugar and carbs in excess, their bodies handle them efficiently and resist storing fat.
So How Do You Become Fat-Adapted?
You become fat-adapted by LIMITING sugar, carbs, and grains and INCREASING your intake of HEALTHY fats.
Our medical system has incorrectly vilified fat as the cause of many health issues, but healthy fat is an absolute necessity for good health.
- Low sugar/carbs = low insulin.
- Low insulin = little to no fat storage.
- No sugar to burn = burn fat instead.
In essence, you become fat-adapted.
You should NOT fill your cabinets with processed junk marketed as “low-carb” diet foods. These products have no nutrition and are filled with harmful chemicals.
When you see low-fat or fat-free, think CARB-BOMB! When fat is removed, sugar takes its place.
I would highly recommend the use of a carb-counting app like Cronometer which will give you an idea of how many carbs you’re eating.
It tracks 60+ other nutrients as well, so you’ll know if you’re not getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals in your diet.
Best Food Choices To Burn Fat And Lose Weight
The best way to burn fat and lose weight is to focus on getting HEALTHY rather than simply weighing less.
If your efforts to be thin result in sickness down the road from starving yourself or eating low-nutrition, you’ve defeated the purpose.
If you want to become fat-adapted, it might sound strange, but you have to eat more fat. Of course, those fats should be healthy fats, fats that are naturally found in real food.
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Nuts like Macadamia, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds, and Pecans.
- Fish like Wild Salmon, Mackerel, Herring, Sardines, Anchovies, Oysters, Trout, Mussels, Halibut, and Tuna.
These are certainly not the only foods you should be eating, but trying to eliminate fat from your diet is only sabotaging your efforts.
Make sure you’re also getting appropriate amounts of leafy green veggies and fruits that are low in sugar, like berries.
Be prepared for fluctuations in your energy levels for a few weeks as your genes are reprogrammed to burn fat for fuel.
Once it occurs, you’ll notice a huge difference in the way you look and feel.
*None of what you read on this website should be considered medical advice. If you make any changes to your life or health regimen because of something you read here, please do so under the guidance of a licensed health professional.