A burning question for most of us, especially as we get older, is how do I drop unwanted pounds and maximize fat burning?
I’ve been right there with you a few times in my life and after I got over the gut reaction of wanting to just rip my fat out, I realized I needed to get smarter and go back to the basics.
The basics to me are the 3 simple strategies that helped me, along with over a million people get our bodies back.
I’ve written separate blogs on each of these strategies, but I thought a brief recap of each would be a powerful snapshot of what it really takes to optimize your results. This is even more important right now since the New Year health excitement is starting to fade for so many…
So before you succumb to the urge to rip your fat out, dive into these 3 strategies to maximize fat burning.
Strategy 1 – Eat PFC Every 3
Dieting focuses on deprivation and restriction to lose weight. Eventually the cravings kick back in and the floodgates open and you crack, eating everything in sight.
The good news is, there’s a reason we crack and better yet, a solution. Those moments of cracking are caused by calorie and carb deficits and unbalanced blood sugar.
The truth is, your food should never be used to just lose weight; your food should be used to create hormonal balance in your body. This creates an internal environment where you lose weight without deficits, and most importantly, you keep the weight off as well as prevent cracking! It’s simple to do, you just need to eat PFC Every 3.
Eating PFC Every 3 balances your blood sugar, protects your muscle, and triggers your body to consistently release stored fat. PFC Every 3 is eating every three hours with the right balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
Eating protein positively affects your blood sugar hormone glucagon (raises your blood sugar), eating carbs affects your blood sugar hormone insulin (lowers your blood sugar), and eating fat slows down the rate of digestion by inhibiting the release of HCL (your stomach’s acid). The combination of the three nutrients in the right portion sizes and intervals keeps your blood sugar balanced.
Strategy 2 – Give Your Body an Oil Change, It’s Detox Time
Detoxing is truly all about cleaning out your system. Imagine getting an oil change for your car but only adding new oil and still using your old, dirty, and used-up oil filter.
As fresh and high quality as that new oil is, it still will be processed through that old filter. This means your car’s engine is still getting a lot of grime and grit from the old filter and losing the benefit of the new oil so it won’t run as well as it could be running.
This concept parallels perfectly with your body.
Eating cleaner without detoxing is just like getting an oil change without changing your filter. It only solves part of the problem, so to maximize the cleaner foods you’re eating as you live the plan, you also need to clean up your body’s filters by removing all the gunk, which will get your metabolism running like a well-oiled machine!
Strategy 3 – Get Smart With Your Exercise
We each have the vision of the toned body we want—maybe it’s defined arms, lean stomach, tight glutes, and shaped legs. Sculpting your body is getting that look you want, whatever it may be.
As you eat PFC Every 3, your body releases your stored fat, and that fat gets burned up in your muscle.
To optimize your fat burning and truly sculpt your body, it’s all about working out smarter and more efficiently.
Too many times people hit a plateau they can’t break through, and it’s due to their lack of exercise diversity.
We fall into a rut of doing the same types of workouts that originally got us results. The problem is, your body is an ever-adapting machine and within weeks it can adapt to an exercise routine. Once it adapts, that workout shifts away from sculpting your body and toward simply maintaining your results.
The way you prevent an exercise rut is to correctly diversify your workouts with the three types of exercise, fat burning cardio, high intensity cardio and strength training.
Below is an excellent visual showing you how to optimize each type of exercise and workout smarter.
And for more info on working out smarter dive into our 8 week run plan and digital coaching series, both my best-selling books Why Kids Make You Fat and How to Get Your Back (chapter 4 & 6) and Body Confidence (chapter 6). Plus to keep your exercise fun check out more Exercise Adventures >.
There you have it, 3 simple strategies to turn your body into a fat burning machine!
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