Just one Core Fat Loss meal is powerful enough to focus your mind, cure your hunger, and best of all, shift your body into the fat-burning mode. The Core Fat Loss plan offers a wide range of benefits, without deprivation. Compared to commercialized diets you see on TV, the Core Fat Loss plan is healthy, plentiful, and delicious.
While following the Core Fat Loss plan, you must eat a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates, and fat at each meal. This perfect combination of the three food groups works to stabilize your blood sugar on a moment to moment basis. Blood sugar levels are extremely important because sugar (glucose) is the main source of fuel used by your brain and central nervous system. In fact, going without blood sugar for more than 10 seconds will result in unconsciousness.
Once you experience what it’s like to be on the Core Fat Loss plan, you will never look at food the same way again. Within only a few days of starting the Core Fat Loss plan, you will experience increased mental focus, greater physical energy, decreased food cravings, and weight loss. These benefits are mainly attributed to the intricate connection between food and your blood-chemistry.
When we eat carbohydrates, they are digested into simple sugars, pass through the wall of the small intestines and then enter into the bloodstream. The pancreas senses this rise in blood sugar and secretes the hormone insulin. Insulin drives blood sugar down by pushing it into muscle, fat and liver cells. This effect is counterbalanced by eating protein, which directly causes the secretion of the hormone glucagon. Glucagon raises blood sugar by causing the liver to release its stored sugar (glycogen) into the blood. The simultaneous interaction of these two hormones (insulin vs. glucagon) keeps your blood sugar at a constant level throughout the day.
The concepts of the Core Fat Loss plan require that most of your daily carbohydrates come from low glycemic, or slow absorbing fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These types of food are beneficial because they take a longer time to convert into blood sugar, and subsequently less insulin is needed to bring the sugar back down to normal levels. This sustains the availability of blood sugar and ultimately extends the time between meals. Fast absorbing carbohydrates, on the other hand, absorb quickly, command greater amounts of insulin, and bring about greater blood sugar swings. In short, low glycemic carbohydrates leads to a stable mind and consistent fat loss and high glycemic foods put you on a blood-sugar roller coaster and make you store fat.
Like protein and carbohydrates, fat also acts as a potent hormonal regulator within the body. Dietary fat causes the small intestines to release the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK). CCK travels to the brain where it provides you with a feeling of fullness. Feeling satisfied is essential for long term dieting success. Most of your fat should be in the heart-healthy, monounsaturated form. Examples include almond butter, avocado, extra-virgin olive oil, guacamole, nuts, and natural peanut butter.
A fish oil supplement is strongly suggested while following the Core Fat Loss plan because it contains two types of fat that amplify the effects of a balanced diet. The primary omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are eicopentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fats are essential to life and can not be manufactured by the body. Scientists initially called these fats “vitamin F,” (for fat) an old term that shouldn’t be lost. Benefits of omega-3 fats include improved skin and hair, improved cholesterol profile, improved sleep and a decreased risk for inflammatory conditions like heart disease, arthritis and auto-immune disease.
Exercise is a major component to the Core Fat Loss lifestyle plan and meal timing strategies need to be followed during times of activity to enhance performance and to maximize fat loss. Treadmills and stationary bikes tell you how many ‘calories’ you burn while performing a physical activity for a given amount of time, yet they cannot tell you what types of calories you are burning. Muscle cells can burn carbohydrates or fat and what they burn depends on your hormonal levels. A person who exercises moderately for longer than 20 minutes begins to use less glucose and utilize more fat as fuel. But what did this person just eat? A high carbohydrate meal eaten before the gym will cause insulin to rise in the bloodstream. Insulin causes muscle cells to burn sugar instead of fat. This will increase the amount of time it takes to shift your body into a fat burning mode. If you show up at the gym with stabilized blood sugar (and therefore stabilized insulin) you can start burning fat right away. You may not have to wait 20 minutes to achieve fat loss!
The Core Fat Loss plan will give you an education about food that will last a lifetime. The Core Fat Loss lifestyle plan will give you lifelong control of your blood chemistry, which will lead to anti-aging benefits worth its weight in gold.