Do you have a body that stores fat no matter what you do? You’re eating healthy, exercising, and trying to change your habits, yet you still can’t lose weight or burn off stubborn body fat? If this sounds like you, you’ll need to watch the video below to learn the main differences between a fat-storing body and fat-burning body.
In the previous “ketogenic masterclass” video I shared the 5 Ketogenic Factors To Shift From A Fat-Storer To A Ketogenic Fat-Burner and I referred to 2 different types of body’s when it comes to losing weight:
1.) A Fat-Storer
2.) A Fat-Burner
Simply put, the choices we make either promote a fat-storing body or a fat-burning body.
Take a quick look at the image below, which one best describes YOU at this very moment. Take a look in the mirror or just close your eyes for a minute and think about how you feel about yourself:
If you identify with the woman on the left, there’s good news.
Yes, you should be HAPPY no matter where you are, what you look like, or what anyone else says. You are beautiful inside and out.
However, there is nothing wrong with wanting to feel, look, and become more like the woman on the right.
You don’t have to hate yourself, in fact because you LOVE yourself, you’ll want to eat better, move more, and transform your habits, right?
Which is why I compared thousands of women over the last 11 years and found seven hormonal differences between a fat-storing body with a fat-burning body.
Let’s take a look at the differences, then we’ll go a little more in depth into each difference:
The 7 Differences Between a Fat-Storing Body and a Fat-Burning Body:
1.) A Healthy Digestive System
Hormones Affected: Leptin, Ghrelin, and Cortisol
What You Need To Know: Optimal digestion and assimilation of food and nutrients is vital for healthy weight loss. The hormones of the digestive tract are responsible for appetite control, food digestion, nutrient absorption, and toxin removal.
Your digestive system is strongly related to your nervous system, which influence your endocrine system (hormones). If you treat your stomach like a garbage disposal for low-quality foods, your hormones will repay you with weight gain.
Why It Causes You To Store Fat: Overconsumption of inflammatory foods can lead to leaky guy syndrome, IBS, chronic diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and more food intolerances. An inflamed “gut” makes it nearly impossible to have a flat stomach or engage the muscles consisting of your “core.”
The Ketogenic 30 Formula: The Ketogenic 30 provides relief from inflammation, food allergies, and digestive stress. Part of the health promoting properties of the fat-burning metabolism formula is the digestive assessment to determine “digestive inhibitors” that are inhibiting your health by promoting inflammation. Digestion is the first step of achieving optimal health.
2.) Efficient Thyroid Metabolism
Hormones Affected: T3, T4
What You Need To Know: The thyroid gland produces three hormones: Thyroxine (T4), Triiodothyronine (T3) and Calcitonin. T4 and T3 are what most people think of as “thyroid hormones.” These hormones play a significant role in your metabolism and in energy regulation in the body. Thyroid hormones act on almost every kind of cell in your body to increase cellular activity or metabolism. If there is too much or too little thyroid hormone, the metabolism of your entire body is impacted.
Why It Causes You To Store Fat: Because the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 control cellular metabolism throughout the body, when there is not enough of them for any reason, this metabolic function slows and becomes impaired. The most common causes of hypothyroidism. Eating foods that inhibit thyroid function like PUFA, soy, gluten, and estrogenic foods cause low T3.
Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) include: Fatigue, Sleepiness, Mood swings, Forgetfulness, Weight gain, Depression/irritability, High cholesterol, and Swelling.
The Ketogenic 30 Formula: Avoid thyroid inhibiting foods, increase SFA and protein; increase sleep quality; decrease stress hormones; determine the major causes of low thyroid function and address accordingly.
Learn how this unique metabolism-focused, thyroid-boosting diet helped Jacquelyn lose 21 pounds in her first 21 days
3.) Calm Adrenal Glands
Hormones Affected: Cortisol
The Basics: Functions to control stress responses, releasing several hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. The adrenals also control blood vessel contraction and relaxation.
Why It Causes You To Store Fat: Excess cortisol, which contributes to weight gain, muscle loss, bone loss, and inflammation.
Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include: midsection weight gain, fatigue, lethargy, nervousness, puffiness, cravings, irritability, and brain fog.
The Ketogenic 30 Formula: Address sleep quality and stress management; reduce inflammatory foods and increase health promoting foods
4.) Optimal Liver Function
Hormones Affected: T3
The Basics: Optimal health and weight loss are not possible without a healthy liver. The liver is the major detoxification organ and also filters most hormones. It is responsible for 75% of T3 conversion (thyroid hormone) and provides energy in the form of glycogen. It also filters excess estrogen.
Why It Causes You To Store Fat: When the liver is overburdened by excess stress hormones, alcohol, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, HFCS/sugar, and an overall poor quality diet, the 2 phases of detoxification are inhibited.
Without an optimally functioning liver you are producing less antioxidants, antioxidant enzymes, decreasing fat-burning hormones, and increasing fat-storing hormones.
The Ketogenic 30 Formula: Eat high-quality foods, including organic proteins and saturated fat (which protects the liver cells from oxidation); get sufficient sleep; avoid estrogenic foods; reduce alcohol consumption; address specific potential liver imbalances for more aggressive liver support.
5.) Metabolically Active Tissue (MAT)
Hormones Affected: Growth Hormone, Cortisol, Insulin
The Basics: MAT helps to keep your metabolism high, but only ONE tissue helps burn fat. Brain function makes up close to 20% of your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate). Next is the heart, which is beating all the time and accounts for another 15-20%. The liver, which also functions at rest, contributes another 15-20%. Then you have the kidneys and lungs and other tissues, so what remains is muscle, contributing only 20-25% of total resting metabolism. When you release fat molecules (FFAs), they are transported to your muscle cells to be oxidized (i.e. destroyed).
Why It Causes You To Store Fat: Excess stress hormones, inactivity, excess fat, inflammatory foods, and a slow metabolism breakdown muscle tissue. Muscle tissue/mass is necessary for a fat-burning metabolism.Having more muscle mass in your body will create a leaner physique, improve confidence, improve balance, reduce injury risk, increase your metabolic efficiency, improve insulin sensitivity, and enhance your overall health and well-being.
The Ketogenic 30 Formula: Eat high quality lean muscle building foods; avoid inflammatory foods that cause fat storage; reduce cortisol (muscle catabolism) producing habits; improve sleep quality.
6.) Healthy Cells
Hormones Affected: All
The Basics: Cells are the fundamental units of life ‘ the bricks from which all your tissues and organs are made. Your mitochondria provide 90 percent of the energy that fuels cellular activity and keeps us alive. It is easy to see how important well-functioning mitochondria are to our health and well-being.
New cells are made to replace the old cells that become worn-out or damaged. Providing the raw materials for the creation of these new cells from the nutrients you get in your food is one way that nutrition plays an important role in sustaining your cellular, and therefore your overall health. In addition, certain nutrients also protect your cells from damage, and nutrients in foods support your body’s energy production machinery.
Why It Causes You To Store Fat: If you consume inflammatory foods that promote free radical production your destroy your mitochondria’s ability to generate energy. Poor lifestyle habits that slow down your metabolism not only cause lowered ATP production (fatigue), but accelerate aging.
There are basically two ways of protecting your mitochondria and enhancing their longevity: slowing the production of free radicals within the mitochondria or boosting your antioxidant defenses to protect them from these destructive compounds.
The Ketogenic 30 Formula: Avoid inflammatory foods that cause free radical production and oxidative stress; Reduce intake of foods to which you are allergic or intolerant. Certain people have allergenic and hypersensitivity reactions to specific foods’ Eat organically grown foods when you can’ Provide key nutrients for mitochondrial support and energy production.
7.) An Efficient Fat-Burning Metabolism
Hormones Affected: All
The Basics: The product of the previous 6, when your digestive system is healthy, your thyroid is elevated, your liver is detoxified, your adrenal glands are calm, your muscles are fired up, and your cells are healthy the end result is a fat-burning metabolism.
Why It Causes You To Store Fat: If you neglect your digestive system with inflammatory foods, ignore the signs your liver is overloaded with toxins, fail to recognize your thyroid is slowing down, are unaware of your fatigued adrenal glands, aren’t building lean muscle, and not concerned with keeping your cells happy by eating anti-inflammtory foods your metabolism will suffer.
The Ketogenic 30 Formula: The Ketogenic 30 focuses on a simple metabolism-focused diet to eliminate toxic, inflammatory foods and add anti-inflammatory, metabolism boosting foods to create a fat-burning metabolism.
How The 3-Week Keto Diet Will Balance Your Hormones And Get You Into Fat-Burning Ketosis
You might be asking yourself, ok all that sounds great, but why should I do the 3-Week Keto Diet, can’t I just eat more fat and cut back on my carbs?
You could try to navigate the ins and outs of a ketogenic diet on your own, go through thousands of recipes on Pinterest, and put together an eating plan.
But, are you sure you’re eating the right foods?
Are you positive you’ll stick to it, if you don’t invest in yourself?
That’s one of the reasons I put together the 3-Week Keto program, because I want to take the guesswork out of the ketogenic diet for you.