Mankind’s secret weapon for fat loss…
Whether or not you enhance this weapon’s strength, can make or break your fitness and health goals!
But… what if you harm your metabolism?
Unfortunately, I can’t tell you how much to eat because it varies according to your muscle mass, height, weight, how active you are, etc.
However, I can give you an idea of what you shouldn’t eat and the goals that you should aim for.
First things first… not all calories are created equal. You have probably heard this before, but it can’t be stressed enough.
Also, just simply cutting calories can be detrimental to your health, as well as your metabolism. In fact, this is the reason why diets such as the; Ketogenic diet, Atkins diet, South Beach Diet, etc. exist- they don’t cut calories, but instead the consumption of carbs. These diets attempt to limit insulin to “spiking” very little in the body.
This is important because scientists have found that continual and significant amounts of insulin trigger insulin resistance, which begins to turn the simple carbs and sugar that we consume into fat. This process has been shown to lead to many health problems, as well as obesity.
Additionally, these diets put the body into a state of ketosis. This is when the body switches to using ketones, rather than glucose as a fuel source. Ketones are produced from our fat, as well as the fat we eat.
In short, ketosis alters the body’s fuel source from glucose (carbs/sugar) to ketones (fat). this results in an increase in fat burning.
Ketosis: the accumulation of excess ketones in the body, as in diabetic acidosis
Ketones: any of a class of organic compounds containing a carbonyl group, CO, attached to two alkyl groups, as CH3 COCH 3 or CH3 COC 2H5
A huge mistake people make is they forget this first rule and simply cut calories in order to lose fat and/or weight. However, this is not substantial and will eventually slow down your metabolism. People who do this experience weight loss pretty quickly, however, this is mostly muscle mass being lost and very little fat. Consequently, due to the lack of calories and muscle mass, your metabolism will slow down because your body has adjusted to eating that new amount of calories.
Don’t believe me?
Then you’ll want to read part 2 of This Will Destroy Your Metabolism