5 Exercise Mistakes – YOU SHOULD AVOID
The five simple steps to lose belly fat fast. By following these five simple yet very effective steps you’ll get rid of your belly fat and have a flat stomach in the shortest amount of time possible.
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Now the goal of all of these steps is to lower your insulin levels and increase your glucagon levels. Insulin is a fat storage hormone that’s released when your blood glucose levels rise. When you have low blood sugar there’s very little insulin present in your body. On the other hand when you have high blood sugar insulin is running around like crazy storing excess glucose that can’t be held by your liver or your muscles as fat. When your blood sugar drops low enough your body releases a hormone known as glucagon. Glucagon has the inverse effect of insulin and that’s exactly why it’s so important for burning body fat. Now, unfortunately, there’s no way to Target fat burn so burning overall body fat is going to be the best and the most efficient way to burn belly fat. So when we decrease our blood glucose levels insulin levels plummet and glucagon acts to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
The first step in doing this is a process known as glycogenolysis where glucagon stimulates the conversion of stored glycogen from the liver to glucose into your bloodstream. Glucagon will also promote the conversion of amino acids to glucose through a process known as gluconeogenesis. And the last and most important thing that it does for losing belly fat is that glucagon acts on disposing of tissue to stimulate the breakdown of fat stores into the bloodstream. so the question is how do we decrease insulin levels and increase glucagon levels to prevent us from storing any more fat and instead to help us burn more fat? And the first step is to follow a low-carb diet by eliminating all processed foods simple carbohydrates and sugary beverages and in general limiting all carbs. Now low carb diet is not the only way that you can burn belly fat but it’s one of the fastest ways that you can lower your insulin levels in order to burn belly fat. In one study people with metabolic syndrome were randomized to receive either a low-fat or low-carb diet containing 1500 calories. The insulin levels dropped by an average of 50 percent in the low carb group and only 19 percent in the low-fat group even though they had the same amount of calories. Carbohydrates are the most insulinogenic out of the three macronutrients protein carbs and fats. Now, in general, consuming fewer calories has consistently shown to increase insulin sensitivity and decrease insulin levels in overweight and obese people regardless of the type of diet that they consume. So again even though it’s not the only way to do it a low-carb diet can help you deplete the glycogen in your liver and start burning fat faster.
Step number two is to try fasting because not eating is by far one of the best ways to keep insulin levels at their lowest. I mean it makes sense if you’re not taking it any calories your body is nothing to convert to glucose. Start off with intermittent fasting where you fast for 16 hours a day and only eat during an 8-hour time block of the day. So you might skip breakfast and instead just have lunch and dinner every day. Fasting definitely works, however, be warned some people when they break their fast will be so hungry that they drastically overeat and that is going to cause a huge Spike in blood sugar and insulin levels. To the point where it might have not even been so bad if you just didn’t fast. So for that reason, fasting is not the answer for everyone. If you’re the type of person that gets uncontrollably hungry when you fast and then you binge eat after the fast you may be better off spreading out your meals into small portions throughout the day and just sticking to a low-carb diet. However like I said I would definitely give it a shot because there’s nothing out there that can lower your insulin levels the way that fasting can. The third step is to begin exercising consistently and regularly. I always like to use the gas tank example with this one imagine that your body’s gas tank the fuel that it runs off of is glycogen. And every time you eat your refilling that gas tank. Just by breathing being awake standing sitting even sleeping your body has to use some energy from the gas tank almost like a car that’s running while parked. However, the amount of energy it uses while parked is not all that much. When you exercise it’s like driving your car in that your car begins running off of more gas to get it from point A to point B
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