Can you really drop up to 11 pounds from your body (and belly) in just 7 days (and keep losing it at a record pace for weeks to come)? Believe it or not…the answer is a shocking YES! And you don’t have to starve yourself or do endless exercise, either… AND you can still eat your favorite foods. In fact, it’s an important part of my new 7-Day Belly Blast Diet… YIPPEEE!But before we talk about how to do this, today I want to talk about 3 things…
1. The extreme dangers of belly fat
2. How to know if you have too much belly fat, and…
3. The 3 reasons you haven’t been able to KILL your belly-bulge and what to do about it.
Then in tomorrow’s update I am going to show you how to overcome the problems that I reveal today. So, be sure to look for that update tomorrow. For now, get educated below!The Extreme Dangers of Belly Fat
Doctors around the world agree that belly fat (in particular, the internal belly fat that surrounds our organs) is the most dangerous kind of fat there is.
I guess you could say it’s, “Public Enemy #1” when it comes to your health (and appearance).
Internal belly fat surrounds all of our vital organs inside our abdominal cavity, and because of this, it can “interfere” with our body’s natural physiological functions.
This can lead to health issues such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and depression, joint pain, infertility, low energy, allergies, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the list goes on and on.
To make matters even worse, excess belly fat dramatically increases the chances of potentially deadlyillnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, Alzheimer’s, and even stroke.
And if all of that weren’t enough that dreaded belly bulge makes us look less attractive and it can demolish our self-esteem and confidence to boot.
How Do You Know If You Have Too Much Belly Fat?
The science says if a man has a belly circumference of more than 40 inches, and a woman has a belly circumference of more than 35 inches–measured around the widest section of the stomach at the belly button–then they’re in a very high risk category for conditions I mentioned above.
Another way to know if you have too much belly fat is to simply divide your height in inches by two. Your belly fat circumference (again measured around the belly button), shouldn’t be more than half your height. So, for example, if you are 5?10 tall (70 inches), your “belly measurement” should not exceed half of that, or 35 inches.
But, let’s face it; you don’t need to do all these measurements to know if you have too much belly fat. All you need to do, right now, is place your hands on your belly and take a squeeze. If you’re getting a big, ol’ handful of belly blubber then you know that it’s time to do something… and fast.The 3 Reasons You Can’t KILL Belly Fat
As I mentioned in my last update, I used to be 32 pounds heavier than I am right now. It was quite embarrassing really; here I was a “diet guru,” but I was clinically obese and feeling very ashamed about my body.
And the worst part was, even though I was a real pro at knowing how to lose weight and keep it off, none of my old tried-and-true strategies seemed to work for me anymore.
Because of this, I had to go back to the drawing board and develop a completely new set of sneaky tricks to burn belly fat and keep it off for life. I studied countless scientific journals, talked with top experts, and used myself as a guinea pig for months.
During this process, I discovered the 3 reasons I wasn’t able to KILL my belly bulge, and luckily, I was also able to discover exactly how to overcome and solve these seemingly insurmountable challenges (which I’ll talk about more, tomorrow).
So, without further adieu, here are the 3 reasons I couldn’t KILL my belly bulge and I’m positive they’re theexact same reasons you haven’t been able to kill yours either.
Reason #1: You’re a Basket Case
Okay, all kidding aside, here’s something very important to understand… when your mind is not at peace and not “in balance,” all sorts of belly-bulging hormones go “wacky” and out of control. This can really cause some serious belly bulging.
What causes this imbalance?
- Not getting enough sleep
- Running yourself ragged at work and with family obligations
- Worrying and stressing about life…
As a result of mental and emotional stress, your body will automatically release a fat storing hormone called Cortisol. This is bad because Cortisol’s favorite thing to do is to “redirect” fat storage to your abdominal area.
Scientists believe your body does this as a natural “preservation technique.” You see, constant stress sends a signal to your body that it’s under attack and your body responds by storing belly fat reserves around your organs to 1) protect them and 2) to make this fuel source available for quick energy needs.
You see, you body is somewhat lazy (read: efficient) and in times of stress it doesn’t want to pull energy [fat] from far away, like your leg for example. It wants fat close to your internal organs… in your belly.
But don’t worry, tomorrow I’m going to talk about some simple techniques you can use to “decompress” and get your fat storing hormones back in balance fast.
Reason #2: Your Body is Like a Vending Machine
If you peer through the glass of most vending machines you will see a bunch of sugar-filled, chemically-stuffed, over-processed, “dead food” that is slowly killing you, bite by bite. (Ouch…)
And because we eat this type of food wayyyyy to much (and I’m also talking about fast food and processed food), our bodies quickly become what we eat.
We’re “walking vending machines”—slow, sluggish, and falling apart with each awkward step.
Here are the A, B, C’s of what makes bad food, well… bad:
A. Obesity Additives:
Did you know that most of the tens of thousands of food items which line our grocery store shelves are made and controlled by only four or five GIANT multinational food corporations who only have one goal in mind—to make more and more money? It’s true.
What’s more, the food chemists that work for these food kingpins are paid big bucks to create “Frankenstein foods” that are manufactured within huge, robotic, assembly-lined factories.
Here, they dump all kinds of (mostly) man-made preservatives, additives, and chemicals into the recipes for our favorite meals and snacks–in just the right amounts–so these “fake foods” can sit on grocery store shelves for months, years, and even decades, without going bad. (YUMBO!!)
Out of these toxic food chemicals, I have identified 7 that I not-so-lovingly refer to as “Obesity Additives.” I call them this because research shows they have a big, negative impact on our health and waistlines.
And, all you need to do to experience some SERIOUS weight loss fast is to exorcise these “DEMONS” out of your kitchen.How Do These 7 Obesity Additives Make You Fat?
Good question. Studies show…
* Two of these additives interfere with a hormone called leptin which sends a signal from our stomachs to our brains to tell us we’re full. Without this signal we keep eating and eating.
* Other Obesity Additives create weight gain by causing hormone imbalances. That’s right, a fat-storing hormone called insulin skyrockets in your body (hello belly fat!), while a fat-burning hormone called glucagon is shut off. (Not good.)
* Another additive (in excess) can cause a mineral imbalance in your body that causes you to become “bloated” with water weight all the time. (Ever feel bloated?)
* And yet science has proven that some Obesity Additives actually addict us and cause us to eat uncontrollably by altering brain chemicals called neurotransmitters—just like the street drugs cocaine, morphine, and nicotine do. (Maybe this why you can’t “eat just one.”)
With these Obesity Additives working against you, it’s no wonder you haven’t been able to win the belly bulge battle in the past. Failing to lose weight isn’t always your fault.
B. Uncontrollable Cravings:
Here’s something you may not realize… your body is severely undernourished and starving for certain nutrients. You see, your body needs specific macro and micro nutrients to run properly or you will get mentally and physically sick. I’m talking about illnesses such as heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and depression, for starters.
So, if you’re not eating the right foods that are packed full of nutrients your mind will constantly “scream” at your stomach to eat more. It does this in the form of cravings and hunger.
Problem is, most people just eat more “nutrient-dead junk food” and their bodies continue to starve and cravings spiral out of control. (If you feel hungry all the time, now you know why.)
C. Toxic Waste Buildup:
As I keep repeating (like a mantra), my goal is to help you drop up to 11 pounds of belly fat, excess water, and “toxic waste” from your body over the next 7 days.
Well, we’ve come to the part of today’s update where I talk about ridding your body of pounds of “toxic waste.” And what I mean by “toxic waste” is, well… poop that has built up in your digestive tract. (Not a pleasant dinner conversation, I know.)
I’ll put it like this… if you think your bulging belly or “pooch” is all fat… think again.
Not eating the right kinds of foods causes waste to become backed up in your colon and intestines. This can give you a permanently bloated appearance.
What’s more, when your digestive system is clogged and polluted, you can’t efficiently absorb the healthy proteins, carbs, essential fats, water, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients your body desperately needs to be healthy and to burn fat at an accelerated rate.
As I mentioned in “B” above, when your body doesn’t get the nutrients it needs, it signals your mind to tell your stomach to EAT MORE by causing uncontrollable cravings.
As you can see, this is a big problem. You need to keep your digestive system clean to fight hunger.
With this in mind, tomorrow, I’ll reveal how to get your digestive system going and detoxify your system of unhealthy chemicals without harsh laxative drugs or starvation diets.
Reason #3: Your Belly-Burning Furnace is Busted
Another BIG reason you haven’t been able to kill belly fat is because your belly-burning furnace (metabolism) is on the blink.
So instead of humming along burning thousands of calories a day, it’s sputtering and jerking down the calorie-burning-highway in the slow lane. Or, you may even be pulled off to the side of the road with the hood open and the engine smoking.
But why? Good question.
A. You’re Not Eating Enough Food, at The Right Times
Here’s the problem… when most people want to lose weight, they begin to severely cut calories. Sure, they might start losing some weight temporarily, but this calorie restriction method will soon backfire and mangle their metabolism for two reasons:
1. As you’re probably aware, cutting calories leads to uncontrollable hunger and cravings because your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs to function and be healthy. This causes severe hunger and cravings, and eventually breaks most people mentally… and causes them to lose control, overeat, rebound, and gain even MORE weight than where they started.
2. After about a week of dieting, the hormone levels in your body that are responsible for keeping your metabolism humming along (like the master weight-controlling hormone leptin and the thyroid hormones) start adapting to your new calorie intake, and they plummet like a piano off the Empire State Building. This causes your body to conserve calories.
At the same time, the fat-storing hormone insulin goes berserk as does a hormone called cortisol that is responsible for storing belly fat skyrockets. As a result, your weight loss will come to a screeching halt. At this point, you’ll need to reduce your calories even lower to keep losing weight, or you’ll need to do MORE exercise to burn even MORE calories. (Not fun… I’ve been there.)
B. You’re Eating Foods With Low “Thermal Burn”
Make no mistake, some foods will fix a “mangled metabolism” by increasing your calorie-burning furnace BIG TIME, while others can actually hurt your metabolism and stop it dead in its tracks.
The truth is, calories from different types of food act very differently once inside your body. Some of them ignite what I call “Thermal Burn” and others are plain “Thermal Duds.” (For some reason, now I’m thinking of the little “Milk Duds” chocolate candies. As Homer Simpson would say, “Mmm duds…”)
Heck, the “Thermal Burn” of some natural foods is so high that they don’t even register on the calorie scale. They’re “FREE Foods” that you can practically eat non-stop without gaining an ounce.
Tomorrow I’ll be talking more about how to eat specific Thermal-Burn MEALS throughout the day so you can wage WAR against your metabolism and WIN.
Now I realize I said there were only three reasons why people can’t lose belly fat, but come to think of it there’s actually four. Let me explain…
Reason #4: You Try to “Go” it Alone
Here’s an interesting fact. Recently, doctors and researchers from the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, performed a unique weight loss study and discovered one somewhat “unusual” factor had a profound effect on weight loss over those who DIDN’T have this factor present. Do you know what that factor was?
And do you know just how MUCH of a difference it made? A LOT. In fact, those who had a support system in place, such as attending support meetings to encourage them and keep them accountable during their weight loss journey, lost an average of 225% more weight over the two year study period!
That’s why, tomorrow, I’ll reveal how you can get your very own support group to make sure you achieve accelerated weight loss results, too.
So there you have it, my 3 (actually 4) reasons you haven’t been able to kill belly fat in the past.
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