There is a huge difference between losing weight and losing fat. Weight loss is easy. Fat loss, on the other hand, is harder. But, fat loss (what you REALLY want), doesn’t have to be hard. If you follow the 6 fat-burning metabolism principles laid out in this article and video, you can finally give up the weight loss gimmicks and start losing unwanted fat.
In the previous video in the “Metabolism Masterclass” video series we went over the 7 differences between a fat-burning body and a fat-storing body.
The 6 Principles for a Fat-Burning Metabolism
Fat-Burning Metabolism Principle 1: Nutrition
Fat-Burning Metabolism Principle 2: Exercise
This is fairly obvious, right? Of course, if you don’t exercise the chances of you gaining weight and/or not losing it is highly likely.
Just like everything when it comes to your health: not all exercise is created equal.
Long bouts of cardio, for example, CAN contribute to excess weight gain by increasing fat-burning hormones, cortisol.
Generally, metabolic resistance training workouts are ideal for weight loss and calorie burning, unless stress hormones are severely in excess.
Lean muscle mass promotes an increased metabolism, increasing your fat-burning potential, and reducing the size of your fat cells.
HFL Formula Habit: Limit long bouts of cardio, have a pre and post workout snack, and ideal workouts are metabolic resistance training with weights and bodyweight.
Fat-Burning Metabolism Principle 3: Detoxification
Our liver, kidneys, and small intestine are the body’s natural cleansing team, working together to package toxins for removal. Over time, the function of these organs, especially the liver, can be compromised by illness, poor nutrition, stress, environmental toxins, or toxic lifestyle habits.
Here a few questions you can ask yourself to determine if you need a detox:
- Do you feel tired or lethargic?
- Do you have joint pain or stiffness?
- Do you have frequent headaches?
- Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
- Are you overweight?
- Do you have acne, eczema, or psoriasis?
- Do you have constipation?
- Do you have gas, bloating, or indigestion?
- Do you have body odor?
- Are you puffy or bloated?
- Do you have trouble losing weight?
If you answered yes to any one of these questions you need to optimize your detox pathways.
Fat-Burning Metabolism Principle 4: Stress
Fat-Burning Metabolism Principle 5: Sleep
Your circadian rhythms are essentially controlled by pineal gland and your adrenal glands and it is regulated by hormones melatonin and cortisol. Quality sleep is vital for any weight loss program. Too much or too little cause weight gain and have significant impacts on your health and vitality.
Women with sleep deficits tend to eat more, have less energy, have accelerated aging, and you guessed it, be overweight.
Sleep is the time when your body recovers, rejuvenates, and reignites your metabolism. During the day, it’s a constant BURN, moving, talking, living, eating, and creating.
At night, is when the fire (should) subsides and your body rests so you can do it all over again in the morning. But, if the fire never goes out, you’re going to “burn-out.”
This burn-out results from high cortisol, high estrogen, low growth hormone, low melatonin, and low thyroid hormone.
Sleep allows us to repair and replenish our bodies and hormones. If you either don’t sleep enough hours, have disturbed or interrupted sleep, or you are sleeping too much you are on the fast track to BURN-OUT.
Poor quality sleep is a MAJOR stressor, along with emotional, physical, psychological, etc…stress. The thing with stress is that it’s cumulative. Meaning, our bodies react the same way with stress, no matter where it came from.
The Metabolism Diet Formula Habit: You burn fat and balance hormones when you sleep for at least 7 hours every night. Ideal sleeping times are 10 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Fat-Burning Metabolism Principle 6: Sustainability
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