Do you want to accelerate fat loss in a healthy and sustainable manner that doesn’t leave you feeling famished all day?
In this article you are going to learn three things you can do to switch from burning carbs to burning fat. This will create a short term calorie deficit that can lead to extreme fat loss.
In many cases, you only need to apply this method for about 3 days of the week to start seeing visible results… and it actually works best after a weekend binge or a period of eating unhealthy.
1: Turn off sugars
The first step is to consume zero starches or fruits for about 3 days in a row after a weekend binge or a few days of eating higher carbs.
This will help accelerate glycogen depletion, getting your body to burn fat again instead of carbs. It will also ramp up your levels fat burning hormones (catecholamine).
The process is pretty simple. All you have to do is make sure that you consume no more than 25 to 50 grams of carbs for the day (i.e. starches, fruits). Be aware that many products, especially processed ones, contain a lot of hidden sugars… so watch out for those and read the product labels.
As well as cutting carbs you should make sure you consume a complete protein source (like eggs, chicken, grass fed beef or fish) during every meal. These are great thermogenic foods that will not only help increase satiety and keep your body in a high-energy, fat-burning environment.
By using this simple approach for just three days of your week, you’ll temporarily “shut off” your dependence on sugars as fuel. This will program your body to burn a ton more belly fat.
2: Go alkaline
The second step to start burning more fat rapidly is to increase your fats and double your servings of green cruciferous veggies on carb depletion days.
Friendly fats and green veggies will prevent your body from becoming too acidic, which can elevate cortisol (stress hormones) and keep your body from burning fat as fuel.
Keeping your body alkaline will help you avoid the toxicity and acidity that often destroy results when using this approach. It will also help preserve lean muscle, which also plays a crucial role in rapid fat loss.
Some good fats to use are fish oils from wild caught fish, olive oil, grass fed butter, avocado, grass fed beef, small amounts of raw or organic cheese, coconut oil and egg yolks from farm fresh or cage free chickens.
See also: The TRUTH about egg yolks
And make sure you avoid canola and vegetable oils. Nasty stuff that will increase inflammation and negate the effect of strategic depletion.
See also: The DIRTY truth about canola oil
Great examples of green/cruciferous veggies are spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, collard greens, arugula, and cabbage. These are great to load up on during carb depletion days. They are extremely rich in nutrients and low in calories.
Increasing your intake of healthy fats and veggies will provide you with all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals necessary to keep you alkaline, while also maximizing fat-loss during carb depletion days.
In addition it will also help reduce hunger pangs and control your appetite, as well as minimizing bad estrogen inside your body. This is because of the naturally occurring anti-estrogens inside many green veggies.
The last step in supercharging your fat loss is to double your daily water intake on carb deplete days.
Most people underestimate how important proper hydration can be when it comes to fat loss. Not only will drinking plenty of water help you get rid of post weekend carb bloat, but it also facilitates metabolic processes that fuel your fat burning furnace.
For example, if you cheated this past weekend or ate too many carbs for a few days in a row you’ll be holding almost 3 extra grams of water for every gram of carb you consumed.
Say you had a few slices of pizza, some bread and a bowl of ice cream it would mean you had an extra 600 to 1000 grams of water sitting on your belly.
Now, you’re probably thinking: if I already have a ton of extra water floating around in my gut, why would I want to drink more?
That’s because the more water you “give” your body, the less water it will hold onto. This means that if you feel like you’re holding water or feel bloated, you should drink MORE water… not LESS, and it will only take about 24 hours to look and feel leaner.
Besides that, all metabolic processes that take place in your body operate more efficiently and effectively when you’re properly hydrated.
Research has found that drinking a glass of water before every meal helps prevent over eating during that meal. In other words, you’ll control your appetite and just “feel” a whole lot better when you’re hydrated.
A good rule of thumb is to consume between 60 – 70% of your total body weight in ounces of water on your carb depletion days. Yes, you’ll be taking more frequent trips to the bathroom. However, just see this as an added benefit… more exercise!
So there you have it, three simple steps you can take to switch your body to fat burning mode. This is a great way of getting rid of some unwanted fat in a hurry.