5 Pathways to an Optimal Fat-Burning Metabolism
If a steady diet of sugar is so bad for us, why don’t our bodies just burn a minimum amount of sugar and generate all the other energy it needs from fat?
An excellent question.
Our bodies don’t run on fat for one simple reason: because we’ve trained them not to.
And, we’ve done so by not taking advantage of the 5 pathways that pave the way to an optimal fat-burning metabolism. Each of these 5 pathways boosts IGF-1, activating your M.A.T. and creating the full metabolic response that will turn you into a fat-burning machine.
Optimizing these five IGF-1 boosters is absolutely essential to getting rid of that unwanted fat. In fact, not doing so is one of the main reasons for failure on conventional diet programs.
Understanding the role of stress, sleep and toxins—in addition to exercise and diet—and how each of them impact your IGF-1 levels will help you finally understand exactly why so many people fail to lose weight when they diet.
You’re about to find out.
Pathway #1: Nutrition
The first step to switching over to a fat-burning metabolism is to change your fuel mix by changing what you eat. I’m going to teach you exactly which foods you need to eliminate if you want to be a fat burner, and I’ll even explain a secret ninja tactic that boosts IGF-1 by eating the carbs you love! How great is that?
Pathway #2: Sleep
Not sleeping soundly—not reaching the deep stages of sleep—means three things to the body: it’s a huge stressor;1,2 it leads to increased appetite;3 and it throws a monkey wrench in your hormonal symphony.4 I’ll show you how to improve the quantity and quality of your sleep so you can get and stay in fat-burning mode.
Pathway #3: Stress
Let me give you the one-sentence executive summary on stress: It makes you fat.5 When the stress hormone like cortisol goes too high, it literally tells your body to store fat around the middle, break down muscle, and further reduce your metabolic rate.6 You need to learn how to deal with stress because you simply can’t ignore it. I’ll show you how.
Pathway #4: Detoxification
Few people understand how profoundly toxins can actually mess up fat-burning hormones. They damage your mitochondria,7 lead to less production of energy, damage hormonal receptors on the cell membrane, and increase oxidative damage to the cells and DNA which can age you prematurely, keep you tired and fatigued and keep your body from burning fat efficiently and effortlessly. In this program, I’ll show you how to reduce your toxic exposure and detoxify your body naturally and efficiently.
Pathway #5: Exercise
Within reason, all exercise is healthy—but exercising for health and exercising for fat loss are not necessarily the same thing. The right kind of exercise, stimulates fat-burning enzymes, gets your hormonal symphony playing like the New York Philharmonic, and takes you out of sugar-burning mode and into fat-burning nirvana. I’ll show you the most efficient way to exercise in this program, both for health and for fat loss.
And the good news is, it won’t take an hour a day, every day of the week.
Once you optimize each of these pathways, you will automatically drive up IGF-1, fully activate your M.A.T. and become a fat-burning machine, and that ugly pudge on your body will just melt away.
And there’s more good news …
By the time you’ve finished this program, you’ll understand exactly how to do a metabolic tune- up that will get your hormones playing beautiful music together, signaling your cells to burn fat effortlessly and efficiently.
You’ll learn just what foods to eat (and not eat) so that you can keep your fuel-burning mitochondria in tip-top shape.
The hormonal receptors on your cell membranes will work again, your cells will grow more mitochondria (the energy production factories in your cells), and the unholy trio of a sugar-burning metabolism—inflammation, oxidation and glycation—will be kept to a minimum.
You will learn how to sleep better, stress less, detoxify your body and exercise more efficiently.
And this means you will see the last of the sugar-burning metabolism that’s kept you fat, sick, tired and depressed.
Let’s get started!
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