We have heard you mention Macronutrient Cycling a few times and all of the fat loss benefits sound great. How the heck do you do it? My wife and I would really like to lose about 10 pounds of fat quickly before a vacation in August.
~ Mike and Liz.
Let’s go through two macronutrient cycling protocols that work extremely well for body fat loss: dietary fat loading and carb loading. These two strategies break metabolic staleness, increase fat burning enzymes and naturally optimize fat burning hormones. Most people get trapped into eating largely the same macronutrient percentages daily which stalls out body fat very quickly.
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Dr. Eric Serrano MD gives an excellent explanation of how the body transitions to using more stored fat as fuel during the 21-Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan. The 21-Day Fat Cell Cleanse uses a low carb, high protein and medium dietary fat intake for three weeks to make several excellent metabolic adaptations. However going zero-carb for too long can limit body fat success by altering thyroid hormone levels and creating metabolic sluggishness.
Add a Huge Log to the Fat Burning Fire
The Day 22 Carb Load is perfectly positioned to accelerate fat burning as a macronutrient cycling strategy. On this day, we use leaner sustainably raised protein sources, more monounsaturated fats and the right carbohydrate sources at every meal. The best carb sources include white rice, brown rice, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, potato wedges, sweet potatoes and more. In addition to many other benefits, the Day 22 carb load does a great job of lowering stress hormones and ideally fits on a weight training day.
Building the Cycle of Success
Repeat the 21-Day Fat Cell Cleanse followed by the Day 22 Carb load sequence as many times as you like to reach the desired level of body fat without ever getting stale. The system works extremely well for body fat loss, exercise performance and high daily energy levels. Most people are directionless after the first couple weeks of a generic fat loss plan which instructs them to do the obvious such as eliminating junk food. Sure simple steps can create some initial success, but the long term low levels of body fat require the right strategies.
Dietary Fat Loading
The high calorie day performed one time per week should also be an exercise day and includes, you guessed it, a high amount of dietary fat from healthy sources. This is a great opportunity to enjoy cage free eggs, bacon, steaks, hot dogs, burgers and more. A perfect time to get on the grill. The food intake is higher than the other 6 days of the week on purpose. The amount of food consumed cannot be the same each day without metabolism becoming sluggish during a fat loss phase, based on many years of experience helping clients.
The right carb sources are very important on the Day 22 Carb Load and should be focused during the meal following exercise when hormonal conditions are ideal. Combine roasted potatoes with wild caught salmon and grass fed butter for an excellent meal.
Go Grass Fed
It is absolutely critical to use healthy, sustainably raised dietary fat and protein sources on the High Calorie Day to ensure your fat cells are served with the right materials. One of the reasons why body fat levels are surging upward worldwide are the toxins present in commercially raised foods. The toxins can include antibiotics, hormones to make animals fatter for auction and elements from poor feed. Quite simply cows were meant to eat grass which is what nature intended. The dietary fat content of grass fed beef for example is superior in every way to commercially raised animals.
Fat cells when presented with bad materials can very easily grow larger which expands body fat percentages. Conversely when sent the right signals and provide the right materials fat cells can collectively shrink in size to reduce body fat levels. Unfortunately fat cells have an easier time becoming larger and dysfunctional in comparison to shrinking. So in short the fat cells respond much more favorably to a grass fed burgers compared to the local fast food joint.
Get a free copy of the 21-Day Fat Cell Cleanse and Day 22 Carb Load Nutrition Plan files including complete week of meal plans by emailing Scott@infinityfitness.com We can discuss your individual situation and goals 7 days per week while summer is red hot.
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