Evil Tricks To Burn Fat
Picture of me on the left – weight 205 lbs
Picture of me on the right – weight 155 lbs
It’s been several years since I went from fat to six pack abs. It’s easy to lose weight…where it gets tricky is keeping it off. Most of the weight loss techniques personal trainers and magazines share are just mainstream. They give advice that people can actually conceive as believable, but not necessarily great advice for keeping weight off consistently. These are some of the best tips I have to offer on how to lose fat extremely fast, still enjoy life, and keep the fat off permanently.
3 Evil Tricks To Burn Fat
1. Skip Breakfast – What!!! Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day?? According to what’s popular at least. Better yet, just do not eat any carbohydrates your first half of the day. But what about oatmeal?? Nope. When you sleep your body goes into fasting mode, that’s why they call breakfast “breakfast” for breaking the fast. Your body is most sensitive to insulin after fasting, and yes, carbohydrates are a great form of energy; however, eating fat and protein alone for breakfast will provide your body and brain with even more energy. Especially if you are consuming the majority of the calories from healthy saturated fats like that of coconut oil. Saturated fats from healthy sources convert most readily into ketones, which is like “viagra for your brain” and also puts your body into fat burning mode. If you are used to eating a high carbohydrate breakfast it will take you several weeks to get fully used to starting your day like this, but eventually your brain/body will go “hey wow I really like this!” and you’ll find that you can go much much longer without eating food. I start my day with about 30-40 grams of fat and can go until about 2pm without snacking or eating food. Saturated fat blocks your hunger cravings as well.
2. Eat Junk Food – That’s right, pick one day a week to consume your favorite tastiest foods. Do not think about about calories & carbs on this day. Just enjoy the flavor of life. DO NOT SKIP your cheat day. The reason why is due to psychology. Tim Ferris writes about this in his book The 4 Hour Body. If you tell yourself you’re never going to eat pizza again or that you’re not going to eat pizza for 3 months then your mind will break down on you eventually. This one day of excess cheating a week will actually motivate you to get back on the healthy eating cycle again. I typically have my cheat day on Saturday. Sometimes I will eat an entire pizza by myself, popcorn, beer, and eat an entire package of cookie dough. The next morning I wake up thinking “ugh wow I probably gained like 10 pounds” and it motivates me to jump right back into eating healthy so that I don’t become a fatty again. It’s genius psychology as it also gives you something to look forward to each week.
3. Intermittent Fasting – One day a week (I do this after my cheat day) fast. Do not eat anything at all before 2pm. Just drink water with lemon, coffee, or tea. After 2pm, the only thing you can consume are healthy fats (no trans fats or hydrogenated oils) and you can also consume moderate carbohydrates from vegetables and rice. DO NOT consume protein. Fasting in this manner puts your body into a pure state of ketosis (fat burning mode), actually boosts your metabolism up to 20%, and inhibits your mTOR (Mammalian Target of Rapamycin) which is responsible for muscle growth. The interesting thing is that your mTOR spikes as soon as you start eating again so your body dramatically starts synthesizing proteins and building muscle. The first couple times you try to fast you will find it challenging to go without eating as normal, but you do get used to it, and now I look forward to it as it’s one of my most productive & energetic days of the week.The truth of the matter is that it’s so easy to lose fat that it’s not even funny. These tips may sound crazy, but just remember that “everything that is popular is wrong.”
Posted on August 21, 2014, in Health Tips and tagged 4 hour body, 4 hour work week, abdominals, abs, bulletproof, dave asprey, diet, fat loss, intermittent fasting, six pack, tim ferriss, weightloss. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.