Losing body fat is hard and losing it fast is even harder. For what seems like eons, dietitians and doctors have regurgitated the myth that it takes months of hard work before you will get any meaningful results losing weight and more than that to sculpt a perfect figure. The conventional wisdom always seems to be a maximum weight loss of 2 lbs a week. How would you like to top that in just 2 days and feel great doing it?
Your body is very adaptable and it can change very quickly. Why can you gain weight so fast but then not lose it just as fast? The truth is, you can lose weight just as fast as you can gain it by doing the opposite of what you did to gain it.
So how do you do it? low-carb? low-fat? sugar-free? high-protein? There are a lot of choices everywhere you look and it is very confusing. Which diet works best to quickly lose weight. Should it be a restrictive diet that schedules your eating down to the last pea? These type of diets often conflict with each other when they tell you what you should be eating and when.
There is a formula that actors and athletes have used when they needed to drop a lot of weight fast. The follow a diet not readily available to the public. This eating plan is so efficient at reducing body fat that those who follow it have been able to shed over 23 lbs of pure fat in 21 days. They carve off over a pound of fat a day! Acclaimed nutritionist and personal trainer Brian Flatt (what a great name for a weight loss specialNow, has made this diet public.
He named it ‘The 3 Week Diet’ and Brian’s eating plan reveals step by step how anyone can lose over 1 pound of body fat per day even if the have tried everything else under the sun before and failed. The plan doesn’t involve starvation yourself or running marathons. It employs an exact scientific method of combining certain nutrient rich foods and introducing them into your diet that have special fat fighting properties. You don’t need to restrict yourself to certain types of foods like ‘no carbs’ or ‘no sugar’, but rather include ‘the good stuff’ as well to help burn the fat. This diet is extremely effective and based on years of scientific research and testing to ensure its safety and effectiveness.
Brian has revealed step-by-step how to follow this diet for 21 days to see these amazing results. He has laid out every food you need to include in your diet, and when you need to eat them. The diet is incredibly easy to follow, with very little work involved. If you are looking to lose weight fast, The 3 Week Diet is definitely something you should consider. No other diet out there today promises such fast results, and is able to deliver them too.
To read more about this diet visit his website.
Everybody knows about counting calories in order to lose weight, but there is another way to lose weight that has nothing to do with counting calories. It has to do with the body’s fuel source and that is carbohydrates.
In simple terms carbohydrates are sugars and believe me there are many kinds of sugars. Everything from the common white sugar you put in your coffee to very complex sugars that make up whole grain foods. Counting carbohydrates and keeping under a certain number will result in weight-loss.
In simple terms, your body needs 4 things in order to stay alive. These things are…
The water is for transportation and the proteins are the building materials for your body and vitamins and minerals help regulate body processes.
This leaves carbohydrates for fuel. Your body uses carbohydrates like a car uses gasoline. If your body doesn’t get enough in the food you eat, your body will go looking for it elsewhere.
This is the idea behind counting carbohydrates to lose weight. In theory, you could eat as much protein, drink as much water and consume vitamins and minerals, but if you don’t eat enough carbohydrates your body will still go looking for a source and that source could be you body fat.
In other words, you can eat as much of certain types of meat, cheese and eggs as you want along with as much zero carbohydrate beverages as you want and still lose weight if you keep the carbohydrates really low.
As I said, the body will go looking for sources of carbohydrates in order to keep from shutting down, but body fat is not its only target so you have to be careful.
As you might have noticed body fat isn’t a carbohydrate: it’s a fat. So the body has to open its special storage cells, remove the fat and convert it into a carbohydrate in order to burn it as fuel.
The key is in how badly your body needs carbohydrates. Ideally it will use stored fat as it was designed to do but if you increase the calorie deficit to severely, your body will convert lean muscle tissue into fuel because it is chemically easier to do so.
Eating only proteins causes your body to go into a metabolic state known as ketosis. This puts a strain on your kidneys and over a long period of time it can cause kidney disease.
Another factor is that ketosis causes your body to leach or lose calcium into your urine which in turn can cause kidney stones and osteoporosis.
A third factor to consider is that proteins contain no antioxidants. This combined with the risk factors of red meat increase your chances of getting cancer.
There is a way to balance your low carbohydrate diet and that is by adding a lot of cruciferous vegetables. This will give your body antioxidants and these type of vegetables are low in carbohydrates.
There are also benefits to ketosis in that when your body is in ketosis it dulls your apatite and suppresses your cravings which makes it easier to diet.
There is also carbohydrate cycling which give you the benefits of low-carbohydrate dieting with out the dangerous side effects.
The old saying was, “Eat less, move more”…of course the last person to give me that cute little quip was nearly eating his teeth.
People who either don’t need to lose weight or don’t care if they are overweight are always the ones that are very free with their dietary advice—sigh.
Calorie counting works and it is why the free software you received works also…that is if you stick to the recommended calories. However, there are pitfalls and traps along the path to your goal weight.
The Best Diet!
It should be noted that the best diet for you may not be calorie counting or it may be a version of calorie counting such a calorie cycling.
The reason a lot of people fail at losing fat forever is because they chose a great diet that just wasn’t great for them. In other words, you need to find a diet plan that fits your tastes, life-style, and schedule. Once you do that it will all fall into place relatively easily.
We Will Help You Find The Perfect Diet
Whether you develop a plan yourself or select a pre-made plan. We will help you find the right diet for you in the coming days. Believe me that you will be amazed once you find the one that fits you.
The idea behind counting calories is the fact that if you eat fewer calories than your body needs to operate it you will force it to convert fat into energy and you will lose body fat.
When it comes to eating fewer calories than your body uses each day, there are a couple of dangers you need to be aware of. These dangers come from the way your body makes up its calorie deficits.
Your body needs a certain amount of calories to operate each day and as time passes those needs change—usually they diminish
as you age. When you regularly consume more calories than your body needs it stores these extra calories as fat.
Consequently, your body will burn fat as energy when it doesn’t get enough in food to operate. BUT…that is not the only source your body will use for energy. It will also burn lean muscle tissue—NOT GOOD!
Under normal conditions your body uses carbohydrates from the food you eat as its fuel to operate, but if those calories are not enough it will use your body fat next. This is good for losing weight.
If you are eating a low calorie diet and you have no extra body fat or you have extra body fat but you are causing your body to burn fat faster than it can convert body fat into energy then your body will metabolize your lean muscle tissues and use them as energy. This can damage important organs such as your heart and diaphragm.
Another pitfall to be aware of is plateauing. This is when you are following your calorie count faithfully and suddenly your body quits losing weight. No matter what you do, it just won’t lose any weight. This usually happens because your body has lowered its metabolism because it thinks it is starving. This is really frustrating, but if you just keep doing what you are doing, you will eventually start losing weight again. Of course there are things you can do to kick-start your metabolism and end the nasty diet plateau but we will save that for later.
The traditional way to do a calorie counting diet is to figure out how many calories a day to eat in order to lose weight. That is what The Weight Loss Oracle helps you do. This way works well, but you really need to run the software once or twice a month in ordeer to update it with your new numbers. After all, ideally you do not weigh the same as you did when you started and you need to use the software to recalculate your daily calorie allotment.
Even though this method will work well it is not a fit for everyone. With this method of calorie counting, your body will tend to plateau often. You may even go more than a week without losing weight—bummer!
These plateaus can easily sabotage your efforts and cause you to give up on your diet. But this is not the only method of losing weight with calorie counting. Another method is using calorie cycling.
Calorie cycling is different from traditional calorie counting in that you calculate your total calories for a week at a time rather than a day at a time.
For example, if The Weight Loss Oracle told you your daily calorie limit was 1200 calories. You would simply times that by 7 resulting in 8400 calories. This would be your weekly limit. Now instead of keeping a daily limit you would cycle your calories during the week so that on some days you ate very sparsely and other days you could eat quite a lot. All of these days added together would NOT exceed 8400 calories.
There is a couple of advantages and disadvantages this method has. The advantages is that your body can never really adjust to the ever changing calorie intake so it is much less likely to ever plateau.
The second great advantage this method has is that you can eat many foods that are forbidden on most diets and still lose weight. If you have 2 sparse eating days in a row, this might give you enough room to eat pizza or such.
My friend Jon Benson developed such a plan for himself and this is what he had to say.
What the what?
I had to set up my body for this bit of metabolic trickery of course. You cannot just “eat pizza” and shed the pounds… I wish you could! But my personal System(EODD) for fatloss not only “allows” pizza (and all my other favorite foods)… it DEMANDS that I eat it.
I used to think that having a fantastic body fat percentage would release the skinny guy in me just waiting to get out. I tried for years to get the perfect body fat and hen I finally did…I still looked like a turtle with saggy, flabby jaws.
It turns out that you need firmed up muscles and tendons underneath your jaw in order to get that chiseled look. Yes, lose fat from your neck and jaws
A good diet does that. Now don’t get me wrong because exercise does play an important role and does help a little, but people who think that they can exercise away fat from certain parts of their bodies are just plain mis-lead.
However, don’t despair there is a way to lose fat from your neck and jaws and get a firm chiseled look in most cases.
There is a program I followed from the Face Fitness Center called The Face Fitness Formula and following it took me less than 2 hours a week and with in 3 weeks I began noticing a difference.
It involved food choices and I learned what top 3 foods to avoid the rest of my life along with the 5 biggest mistakes I needed to avoid. (I was making at least 3 of these mistakes on a regular basis.)
The fact is that just a few small changes that I made to my diet based on the program’s advice sky rocketed my fat loss around my neck and jaws…FAST!
Besides looking better as you can see from the photos, I also was able to fit the entire plan into my busy schedule.
It takes 43 muscles just to frown and another 14 just to smile. Your face is full of muscles. If you want a tight firm body, you need to have the right body fat percentage and then the right muscle tone beneath the skin. The same is true of your neck and jaws.
Just to lose fat from you neck and jaws is not the entire answer, but adding the right exercises and avoiding certain practices—boy did one of these practices surprise me—you can get the results that I have gotten.
I was also surprised at the tricks and tips celebrities use that have nothing to do with surgery, in order to have a great looking jaw line.
Anyway, read all of the details about the Face Fitness Formula below.
She went on to list all of the diets, pills, and potions she’d tried. It was an oft’ told tale, to be sure.
Everyone tries to get in on the money made by selling desperate people solutions to a desperate problem without answering people question, “why am I fat?” If you don’t know why you are fat, then you probably will never stop being fat.
Understanding why you are fat is the beginning of not being fat and the beginning of understanding solutions the are permanent rather than temporary.
So let’s begin unraveling the question, why am I fat? The way to start is to turn the question, why am I fat into a statement, why I am fat!.
Of course it all comes down to eating, but the simple answer that you are eating too much isn’t quite the truth. A weight counselor told me, years ago, that losing weight was more like a chemistry equation than a starvation camp. That has stuck with me through my long career as a weight-loss yo-yo.
It Is Easy To Lose Weight But…
It is easy to lose weight, but to stop being fat is another story. Losing weight doesn’t stop you from being fat unless you never gain it back, then you have successfully answered the burning question, why am I fat?
In order to never gain back the fat that you can easily lose by following any number of diet plans, you need to understand the chemistry of fat gain. In other words you need to know the answer to, “Why Am I Fat?”
The fact is you could over eat lettuce until you started to die of arsenic poisoning and still lose weight. Why you are fat has more to do with what you eat and how you eat it than it does how much you eat.
Lets take a look at the fat gaining cycle. Your fat cells don’t just store fat or give up fat based on the amount you eat, but rather on the chemical signals they receive.
“What I am about to tell you is a simplified version of a very complex cycle…”
When you eat food it is converted into 2 types materiel.
Fat is mostly stored fuel your body wants to keep around in case of emergency, but how does your body decide when to store fuel and when to use it?
The answer lies with insulin. Insulin is a chemical produced in your body in response to sugars called carbohydrates being in the blood stream. Insulin helps break down these sugars so the body can use them.
Now fuel in the form of sugar (carbohydrates) can’t be stored for very long in the body. The actual name of the fuel used is glucose and it is temporarily stored in your body for immediate use.
The body will convert extra glucose into body fat and tuck it away in specially designed cells in your body for future use, but it can’t just put glucose into those cells.
Insulin is what makes it possible to turn glucose into fat. It is a myth that eating fat make you fat. (See video: Does Fat Make You Fat) The fat that you eat isn’t body fat and therefore can’t go streight into your specially designed cells for storage. No, it must be turned into body fuel first and then because of insulin, be turned into body fat.
It is the combination of carbohydrates and fats that make you fat. When you eat a lot of carbohydrates, especially refined ones like white bread and refined sugar, your body floods itself with insulin to deal with the carbohydrates. This turns on the conversion and storage mechanisms and because there is why too much fuel it gets converted into body fat and stored.
If you just ate fat alone, it would be very hard for the body to convert any extra fuel into body fat. That is why low-carbohydrate diets will make you lose weight.
You can also just eat carbohydrates and you will not gain weight as fast, but you will still gain it faster than just eating fats. This is why low-fat diets can work if they are followed strictly.
The fact is, you can answer the question, “why am I fat?” by realizing that you must control the insulin production of your body by following a few simple rules.
Another trick is to learn the secrets of Metabolic Cooking.
If you do these things, you will no longer be asking, “why am I fat?”
“Just don’t eat these 4 things. That is all I did, was to stop eating them and I began losing weight and gaining energy.”
She went on to admit that with the increased energy, she had increased activity level so I am sure exercise contributed to her weight loss but in a synergistic way.
“Yes,” Sandra said, “that is all I have done and I just had an easy weight loss of 35 lbs…”
Carbohydrates are foods that are starchy, sugary or made from grains. This means things like bread, cakes, potatoes, and pasta are all carbohydrates.
You don’t need to give these up; only the ones that are white or very light-colored. These are the carbohydrates that have been refined by having the fibre and roughage removed from them.
Avoid things like white rice, white flour, white sugar, and white bread for easy weight loss, but instead choose whole grain products.
Some manufacturers use white flour but color it with molasses to make it look brown. Check the ingredients. The first thing in the ingredients should be whole grains.
Next make sure that no refined sugar is in the ingredients. Some common names for refined sugar are as follows:
So beware and don’t let them sneak in sugar on you.
Of course the list above automatically eliminates candy and junk-food. This can be hard to do if you use these foods to make yourself feel better when you are discouraged or emotionally down, but if you get the hang of avoiding them, you will feel better in the long run.
Most people do not realize how calorie laden these beverages are. Just two Cokes and you have 194 calories of carbohydrates surging through your blood stream causing a massive injection of insulin which in turn opens up your fat cells to convert and store the carbohydrates as fat—sigh
As far as fast foods go, they are loaded with the carbs and fat that cause the bad insulin cycle to go even crazier.
If you avoid these four things and you are otherwise healthy, you will lose weight, feel great, and live confidently.
Here’s a few tricks you can use to eat healthier and stay lean even while traveling on business or eating out any time for that matter…
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Anyone who has been on a reducing diet has experienced the dreaded diet plateau. You are cruising along losing unwanted fat and suddenly you stop losing fat and no matter how faithfully you follow the weight loss plan your weight remains the same. Day after day you are stuck at the same weight and you soon are ready to give up.
The conventional wisdom is that these discouraging diet plateaus are caused my our bodies natural defenses against starvation. Your body regards your reduced calorie meal plan that you are using to lose weight as the onset of starvation so it reduces the amount of calories it is burning, This adjustment balances the calories your are consuming with the calories you are burning and you stop losing weight.
It is true that from a scientific view-point, your calorie in take is balanced with your calorie out put and that is why you Diet Plateau. But what if there are other reasons for a Diet Plateau besides this one?
Once you start on a reduced calorie diet, your body begins burning the fat stored in your fat cells. One of the more interesting aspects of stored fat is that it stores not only the fat but any substance that is in the fat. So if toxins are in your fat at the time it was stored, when it is released and used for fuel for your body you will feel the effects of the toxins.
One theory about the cause of A diet plateau is that as your body starts accessing its stored fat during a reduced calorie diet it releases the toxins stored in the fat and this interferes with the body’s ability to burn calories efficiently and it can cause other side effects such as headache and flu like symptoms.
According to this theory it is not just a reduction in calories that you need to lose weight, but you also need to eat the right kinds of Diet Plateau busting foods. Foods that detoxify your body. Most leafy dark green vegetables will do this. Besides these detoxifying veggies there are certain foods you should avoid as a main staple of your diet. It is not that you can never eat them again, it is just that they should be reserved for special occasions.
The juice in fruit helps wash away toxins. Antioxidants help eliminate free radicals from your body and fiber helps cleanse your colon
Blue green algae, barley, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula or other organic leafy greens are loaded with chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll cleanses your system from toxins from smog, heavy metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. Chlorophyll also cleanse up your colon.
These fruits really clean your liver. Start each morning with a cocktail of citrus juice.
The vitamin C in these fruits turns many toxins into digestible substances.
Eating Garlic cloves causes the liver to produce toxin filtering enzymes.
First of all Broccoli is filled with antioxidants but Broccoli also packs a punch in your digestive system by producing detoxifying enzymes. It turns out that the sprouts are better at doing this than the full grown plant.
Besides the antioxidants, green tea washes toxins from your system and provides a special antioxidant called catechins that really boosts liver function.
This bean absorbs toxins from the sides of your intestines. A great way to detoxify.
Onions, carrots, artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano. These veggies purge toxins from your systen and they contain sulphur a known detox agent for harmful chemicals.
Flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts and sunflower seeds all help your body detoxify. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.
Hemp, avocado, olive oils or flax seed oil lubricate the intestinal walls and trap toxins for elimination.
Well I caught your eye with that headline. Now before you think I am going to give you a magic formula to lose weight with cold showers, let me disavow you of the notion, although it technically would work. But for this easy weight loss tip I am talking about drinking it; not bathing in it.
What are calories?
This easy weight loss tip relies on the knowledge of just what a calorie is. Contrary to the belief that it is a food group, calories are actually a scientific unit of measurement. Scientists in their rush to simplify and standardize everything came up with the metric system of measurement. Easy for scientists but a devil for fifth grade math students.
One of the things scientists wanted was a standard from which they could measure everything else and for them water became one of those standards. So they decided that they would come up with a unit of measure for thermal or heat energy and that this unit would be defined by the amount of energy it took to raise 1 ml of water 1 degree Celsius. Thus the calorie was born. A calorie of energy will raise 1 ml of water 1 degree celsius and that is all that a calorie is.
One 8 oz. glass of water holds approximately 236.588237 ml of water so we will round that off to 237 ml of water. If we put ice in that water it will bring the temperature of that water close to 0 degrees Celsius. Our bodies core temperature is around 37 degrees and since we are warm-blooded that means that our bodies use energy to maintain that temperature.
Once the ice water is down the hatch our bodies are going to warm that water from around zero degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius. It will warm each ml and for every degree it warms the water it will use 1 calorie. So doing the math, that means that our bodies will have to burn around 37 calories per ml of water and there are 237 ml of water in on glass. Hmmmm? That comes to 8769 calories! “Jumping Jehoshaphat!”, I can hear you say. But hold you horses. Before you run off to the ice machine you need to understand that the calories in food are really kilo-calories. So our one food calorie is actually 1000 scientific calories so that cuts our 8769 down to 8.769 calories per 8 ounce glass of ice-water water.
Still, if you drink 8 glasses of ice water a day that adds up to about 70 calories burned a day doing nothing but drinking. you would have to jog more than half a mile to burn that many calories so don’t knock it.
Easy Weight Loss Tip: The colder the better
There are other things unrelated to eating or exercise that you can do to increase the amount of calories your body burns. According to the book The 7 Minute Diet by Jon Benson, you can burn up to 1100 food calories using only 7 minutes a day by doing a series of 21 such things. 1100 calories! To get you mind around that just realize that a 150 pound person burns around 93 calories per mile when they are jogging—technically it is 93 calories per mile whether they jog, walk, or crawl, but you get the idea.
So grab some ice and some water and start burning those calories.
There is always some smart alack that will tell you, “Just move more and eat less” or “Just burn more calories than you eat.” While that is true in theory it is much harder in practice. Take an engine for an example.
You could say that the harder you press the gas-peddle the faster the engine runs, if the motor is operational, but there are many things that happen once you press the gas peddle. There is the quality of the gas, the timing of the engine, the efficiency of the fuel injection system, the condition of the spark plugs and wires and on and on…
The same is true about weight-loss. Just eating less and moving more does not always translate into actual pounds lost. There are metabolic, genetic, physiological and psychological issues that need to be addressed in order to get the maximum fat burn and that is where Kyle Kasey, the Aussie comes in.
If you’re serious about fat-loss but still haven’t achieved your goals then you must see this…
…Kyle Kasey is a 40-year-old regular guy & single Dad that has cracked the code when it comes to stripping fat from your body in record time. This guy went from fat and unhealthy to fit and fantastic in just 45 days! You gotta see the photos to believe it, he got truly amazing results.
You can literally begin melting fat before the end of today with this powerful program.
To get a flat stomach in 2 weeks you need to get rid of the layer of fat that covers your abdominal muscles. This is the single most important factor. You can do this by calculating your BMR. Here is the formula.
English BMR Formula Women: BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) – ( 4.7 x age in years )
Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) – ( 6.8 x age in year )
This gives you the number of calories your body needs to maintain its weight. For every 500 points you subtract from that number you get the number of calories per day you can eat to lose 1 pound per week with out doing anything else.
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Exercise increases the results of this weight loss so you should do aerobics every other day and resistance training every other day. To get a flat stomach in 2 weeks you should aim for a fat burning heart rate as follows:
The formula for maximum heart rate is 220 – your age
You are 35
220 – 35 = 185
your EMHR is 185 beats per minute
The target zone for the age-predicted method is 70-85% of your estimated maximum heart rate.
% of EMHR….Difficulty
70 – 75%…..moderate (beginner)
75 – 80%…..somewhat hard (intermediate)
80 – 85%…..hard (advanced) Avoid this level if you want a flat stomach in 2 weeks. This level burns too much glucose and not enough of your body fat.
For a flat stomach in 2 weeks select a range of 70-75%
185 x 0.70% = 130
185 x 0.75% = 139
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If you combine this with a flat stomach in 2 weeks diet, you are going to look marvelous darling, marvelous.
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