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Belly Fat Loss Basics
How do we in fact lose belly flab? And when we talk about burning fat, what do we actually mean?
Here’s a very straightforward, and simple to understand explanation of what really happens in creating a fat loss effect.
The fundamental view that diet gurus and fitness trainers have led us to believe for years is that it’s all about our intake of calories versus the calories we burn.
This is true for losing weight – but it’s not the complete truth for belly flab loss or fatloss in general, there are a quantity of defensive mechanisms that our bodies have in place, called ‘rate limiting steps’ to prevent fat being lost.
On a very primitive level – Fat burning is in essence a two step procedure.
The primary step is mobilization. We need to make the fat leave the fat cells so we can then use the fat as a fuel source.
Fat mobilization is governed essentially by levels of a hormone known as HSL short for Hormone Sensitive Lipase. On general terms, the higher the level of HSL we have then we can mobilize more fat from the fat cells.
So how do we get higher HSL? We need to boost adrenaline or primarily our catecholamine levels
How do we do that? Simple we exercise. In particular high intensity exercise.
But HSL is also restricted by insulin. Therefore high insulin levels mean low HSL levels and hence we don’t mobilize enough fat.
Therefore a great strategy for part one is low insulin levels which we achieve by the correct diet and easy training plus high catecholamines which we achieve by high intensity exercise
The second part of the procedure is transport and oxidation.
If HSL levels are high-level – fat cells break down into FFA (free fatty acids) which circulate in the blood and eventually finish up in a muscle where they can be burned off in the mitochondria.
But there’s another rate limiting step here. Transporting the FFA into the mitochondria where it can be burned off. That transport is controlled by carnitine levels.
If carnitine levels are high – fat transport is high.
A good analogy here would be to compare carnitine to a farm gate.
If you had 100 sheep to herd into a field and there is only one gate, it would take a long time to get all the sheep into the field.
But on the other hand if you had 20 gates, then the sheep would get into the field a lot quicker. So the more gates you have (carnitine) the faster the process.
So I hear you ask “how do we ramp up carnitine levels?” Once again we have a rate limiting step. If muscle glycogen is high then carnitine levels are low.
Therefore we need to reduce muscle glycogen and we achieve that with metabolic work and we have the optimal fat oxidation state.
So high intensity glycogen depleting exercise is chosen.
Putting all the above together, we now have large levels of fat mobilization plus high levels of fat oxidation, which will leave us with our desired accelerated fat loss and a vanishing beer belly..
Belly Fat Loss Is Basic Biology…
So if you work out how to combine all those steps, and get around each rate limiting hurdle – you’ll find that fat loss is really very simple..
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