One question I get asked often is “How do I lose body fat?” It’s the magical question that everyone wants to know. Unfortunately there is a ton of misinformation out there. Many people say it all comes down to how much you eat and nothing else. Others say it all comes down to what you eat and that calories don’t matter. While both of these play a part in the process they are not the part that give you the control.
Most people try to cut calories because this is the most prescribed to method that so many weight loss program focus on. They sell you their prepackaged meals and assign points to each meal. They have cards, software, phone call support, an exercise routine that you are unable to perform or even some juice that you should drink all the time to survive on until you reach the size you want to be or die before you get there from malnutrition. The problem with cutting calories is that you are trying to starve yourself and everything in your body is screaming that you need food.
If you are overweight and you are hungry, you have a problem with the hormone Leptin. Leptin is the hormone that is created by fat cells to tell the brain that you are not hungry.
“Well Scott, if I’m obese then why isn’t my brain getting the signal you know-it-all jackwad?”
The answer is because your Leptin is being blocked from delivering its message to the brain. You eat, you get full or your body has all it needs energy wise and you are still hungry! Have you ever noticed that you can drink an entire 2 liter of your favorite sugar filled soda but 2 chicken breast would make you feel like you were forcing the food down your throat?
So, is the secret to fat loss Leptin??? NOPE! Leptin is NOT the part that makes you feel like you have your hands on the steering wheel. It is a piece of the puzzle that you will gain control over when you learn the Secret to Fat Loss!
Obesity has become almost a social norm in the United States. Everyone talks about it, the news interviews experts about it nightly, book stores have entire racks of books and magazines and there are 1000 different companies with weight loss plan they are willing to give you if you buy there products and eat only what they sell to you! BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THE STRAIGHT UP INFORMATION YOU NEED TO STOP IT!
Hate to be the jerk that breaks the news to you but there’s a lot of money to be made off of fat people! Fat people are going to eat more food, which means more food sales. Fat people tend to live in an unhealthy condition for a longer period of time which means there’s more money for doctors, pharmaceutical companies and any other company that makes life easier for people that are overweight. Diet companies and books make money teaching you how to lose weight and then not telling you how to keep it off so next January your back to trying to lose weight again.
OK, enough of my soapbox! Let’s get to the secret that will make losing weight and keeping it off easy.
The secret ingredient to controlling your weight is INSULIN!
But Scott, I’m not a diabetic and I don’t like needles!!! If you are overweight and you aren’t a type 2 diabetic, just wait your time is coming! Or you can eat the way I do and get rid of the type 2 diabetes and get a six pack with no more than 30 minutes a day of exercise.
But Scott, I bought this exercise program and hired a trainer to help me lose weight. I work out two hours a day to stay thin! Hate to tell you but you are making your weight gain worse and still don’t know how to lose weight and if your trainer is telling you that the workout is the biggest factor to weight loss then HE’S LYING OR DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING!!!!!!!
Let’s look at the math. I can avoid eating 500 calories a day and lose 1 pound of bodyfat in a week (500 cal x 7 days = 3500 calories = 1 Lb.) or I can do 90 minutes of aerobics and lose 450 calories. I think I’d rather skip the 500 calories of food and focus on a workout that takes 20 minutes to get the job done. The other problem is that you can have a 3500 calorie deficit in a week and still gain weight!
How do I control my insulin to lose body fat?
It’s easy, get rid of every food that is boxed or processed. Do not eat grains or fruits and keep your carbohydrate intake to less than 50g a day. Here’s the rub, all the food around you is filled with grains, sugars, starches or just carbohydrates in general. Eat meat, chicken or fish at each meal and also eat a few complex carbohydrate vegetables with it. This will keep your insulin level in the dirt and will prevent you from storing new body fat. It will also put you into a state called Ketosis and will cause your body to use all that extra body fat as its primary fuel source.
This is the part where people freak out and say “OMG! I’ll die if I don’t eat carbohydrates! I read it in the newspaper somewhere about people dying from this!”
OK, thanks for the false propaganda bullshit drama freak out and if you want to be a logical person from this point forward please base your belief on the science and get a blood test and try it for yourself because I’m just so damn sick of the vegetarians and their BS propaganda. Please don’t be a person who are easily convinced without ever testing it for themselves, we have enough of those around!
I even love that people think eating whole grains is healthy!! Here’s a question for you grain lovers out there, if a farmer wants to fatten up a cow, what does he feed them? grains maybe???
In a later article I will go into detail about controlling insulin!