2 Tips for Skyrocketing Your Metabolism
January 25th, 2008
Boosting metabolism (the conversion of fat to either heat or physical energy) relies on controlling an intricate balance of hormones such as insulin, leptin, IGF-1 and hGH as well as a family of fat burning molecules known as "catecholamines." Once done, your body becomes a fat burning and muscle bulding machine.
1. First and foremost, success rests in eating a breakfast LOADED with healthy fats and proteins. You cannot skip breakfast. My favorite morning meal is an organic avocado, two hard boiled eggs and Whey Advanced mixed with blue green algae and purified water. Without breakfast, you become a metabolic retard - your body stores fat and melts muscle. Minimizing refined sugars and simple carbohydrates in all future meals is mandatory.
2. And finally, drinking up to 16 ounces of water prior to meals can put our metabolism into overdrive thanks to its positive effect on thermogenesis (the conversion of fat to heat).
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How I Beat Obesity and Insulin Resistance in 90 Days My 10 Habits for Automatic Fat Loss Day and Night By: Shane Ellison, M.Sc.Copyright © 2006, Early to Risewritten for www.earlytorise.com
I have been rail thin and I have carried more fat than I like to admit. As a collegiate wrestler I was 4% body fat.
As time passed into my late 20's, I ballooned to a whopping 30% body fat. I felt weak, tired, edgy, depressed and was haunted by a constant craving for food - usually anything that had sugar. My brain screamed eat, eat, eat and by body said store, store, store. It was a metabolic nightmare. Disgusted, I was determined to awaken from it and lose the unwanted fat while building more muscle - in the shortest amount of time possible.
As an organic chemist trained in biochemistry and drug design I scrutinized every fat loss method available. I studied volumes of research available on fad diets, the government mandated "food pyramid" and strenuous exercise programs. I mapped out the actions of purported fat loss drugs like Wellbutrin, Phentermine, Xenical, Clenbuterol, Meridia and amphetamines.
And I thoroughly investigated those medications commonly used for type II diabetics such as Glucophage (metformin) and Glucotrol XL (glipizide). I learned that none of these options were for me. They only provided temporary fat loss at best while putting me at risk for worsening health and even deadly side-effects!
Digging deeper into science, I discovered that I could lose excess fat and gain solid muscle by adhering to key lifestyle habits that controlled a single hormone in my body - insulin! Insulin is the nutrient taxi. It escorts blood glucose (AKA blood sugar) and other nutrients into the muscle cells to be used for fuel. This keeps us alive and energized. Too much insulin however can be detrimental. Excess insulin tells the body to store fat and instead use glucose for fuel. In addition, many hormonal systems that regulate appetite, mood, muscle growth and even fertility are thrown out of whack by excess insulin. This imbalance is usually secured long-term by a sugar addiction that accompanies excess insulin. Soda, juice, cereal, beer and candy manufacturers have built empires around such addictions. Since the body is burning glucose for energy and storing fat, it screams for more sugar as glucose is converted into energy. This is the metabolic nightmare our parents innately feared when they told us, "Don't eat too much sugar." As adults most of us have ignored the warning not to eat sugar. We pay more attention to how many calories or grams of fat we put into our body. This is a deadly mistake.
Most low calorie and low fat foods are loaded with sugar or "sugar mimics." These include sucrose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed proteins, trans fat and milk sugars such as lactose and maltose. Looking at my own eating habits, I was consuming sugar every time I put something into my mouth. Whether I was drinking a "sports drink", eating a "health food" bar or Campbell's soup I was consuming some type of detrimental sugar.
Little did I know I was headed toward more treacherous health problems than just obesity. If habitual sugar consumption continues the metabolic nightmare can turn into a living hell. Over time, high insulin levels lead to a medical condition known as insulin resistance or Syndrome X. Similar to those who consume excess alcohol and develop resistance to it, excess insulin numbs the cells. Our muscles no longer react to it. Unable to gain entry into muscle cells, glucose remains in the bloodstream. Blood sugar skyrockets. Recognizing the rise in blood glucose, the pancreas attempts to curtail the danger with yet more insulin production. Insulin resistance begins to take its toll on the body. Insulin and glucose overload leads to hypertension, polycystic ovarian syndrome, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Aging accelerates so fast among those who suffer from insulin resistance that they can erase 10 years from their lives!
Alarmed with what I learned, I became wildly motivated to control my insulin. It wasn't that difficult. I never starved. I never counted calories. I never suffered in the gym. I learned how to control my insulin by adhering to simple lifestyle habits. Doing so allowed me to burn fat day and night. My body innately knew when to eat and how much to eat. I began to refer to my findings as The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery - 10 Habits for Automatic Fat Loss Day and Night.
By controlling my insulin, I descended from 30% body fat to a lean 10-12% body fat in 90 days! During that time I gained 6 lbs of muscle. I had abundant energy all day. My mood was consistently upbeat. My physical and mental endurance was at an all time high. My productivity quadrupled. I felt like my newfound habits were the Holy-Grail for effortless fat loss.
Lost 30 Pounds205 to 175Lost fat - Gained musclePrescription Drugs: None
I awoke from my metabolic nightmare and freed myself from the impending health crisis that 80 million Americans are now faced with.
Here are the simple steps I took:
I had to learn how to exercise properly. Proper exercise and insulin resistance cannot co-exist. My workout only required 3 days per week at a maximum time of 45 minutes per session! Sometimes, I only exercised for 20-30 minutes! Sign up below to get the absolute best workout for fat loss (it will be sent IMMEDIATELY). This is for beginners and experts as it shows you how to CUSTOMIZE IT based on your ability!
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This workout was specifically designed to lower blood sugar (sometimes 40 points in 45 minutes!) and insulin. I attained the best results when I exercised first thing in the morning before breakfast.
I had to quit eating sugar and sugar mimics. I scrutinized every food label to ensure that there were no sugars. If something tasted sweet I didn't eat it - not even fruit for the first 90 days. I abstained from all artificial sweeteners. I only used the natural sweetener known as Stevia. I quit all soda and fruit juice and replaced it with purified water, water with squeezed lemon or green tea. I limited wine consumption to none or 1-2 glasses per week. I lived by the mantra "if it tastes sweet spit it out."
I avoided dieting. Lowering food intake and dieting teaches the body to store fat. I ate a meal every 3-4 hours (women should go 4-5 hours between meals) until I was totally full. My meals focused on TONS of healthy, naturally occurring fat, vegetables and protein. I stayed away from food served out of a box, window or package. Sources of food were grass fed beef (www.uswellnessmeats.com) (London broil, sausage, bacon, New York Strip, ect), eggs (the whole egg), pork, tuna, Whey Advanced (free of sugar and artificial flavors and has vitamin C!) beans, brown rice, chicken, organic salads at least every other day, steamed vegetables (tons of broccoli), coconut oil, fish, organic bread with REAL butter, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, and avocados.
I got more sunshine. I exposed at least 80% of my body to sunshine for 10-20 minutes per day. This helped control my appetite and mood while normalizing insulin and blood glucose levels.
I drank more water at the right times of the day. Drinking water activates your body's natural ability to burn fat (i.e. thermogenesis) by up to 30%! I drank 16 ounces of purified water upon waking in the morning and 5 minutes before every meal and workout.
I used supplements. As a drug chemist, I always knew that nutritional supplements could be useful. After all, the vast majority of drugs are derived from nutritional supplements! It wasn't until I fully embraced their proper use that I was able to experience their powerful benefits. To mobilize my fat from fat stores and intensify my workouts, I used a thermogenic aid. This consisted of a 30% extract from citrus aurantium (works very similar to ephedra except it does not cause users to feel "shaky") mixed with other supportive and synergistic herbs. I designed a product around this formulation known as EF ThermoFX. To increase my insulin sensitivity, I drank copious amounts of green tea. To help with digestion (the conversion of food substrates to energy) and circulation, I supplemented with Night Time ThermoFX at dinner time. This is a cayenne pepper based digestive aid. To mitigate my intense sugar cravings, I utilized the essential amino acid L-tryptophan at night. This is sold as SerotoninFX. Dosage and timing were all very important factors that ensured the effectiveness of each and every supplement.
Last but not least, I cheated. In order to ensure that I could stick to my habits long-term I cheated once per week. During this time, I did whatever I wanted to. As others learned of my findings and applied them they too had the same success, perhaps even greater.
Size 10 to Size 2Prescription Drugs: None
Consider Frank Dannenberg. At 5' 4" Frank weighed 205lbs. He was a three time heart attack victim and type II diabetic. At a mere 58 years old, Frank was planning his own funeral. After following the habits for 90 days, Frank lost 23 pounds of fat, gained 10 pounds of muscle and reversed his diabetes! With his newfound health, he abandoned 9 prescription drugs! A mere one year later, Frank has picture perfect health!
Lost 35lbsReversed DiabetesGained musclePrescription Drugs: NONE
Without a doubt, the benefits of controlling insulin via the habits used above go beyond fat loss. Insulin control is the long-awaited panacea that Americans have been searching for. Physician David Katz, Director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale Medical School, summed it up best. He suggested that learning how to regulate insulin could be the master control of all disease, not just obesity. Are You Ready To Beat Obesity And Insulin Resistance? Purchase the ENTIRE PACKAGE to get SUPPORT and to CUSTOMIZE a fat loss plan to match your individual needs! Purchase The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery at www.health-fx.net. You'll be amazed at how fast you see results! Learn more here. Please read the "IMPORTANT NOTE" below BEFORE YOU CLICK! Oh yes, DON'T FORGET TO GET THE FREE WORKOUT by filling in the form below. I dont send junk! I hate spam too. The information and advice that I send is so helpful (sometimes disturbing) that you'll be forwarding it to your aunt Helga.
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