“Scott, I have done a lot of cardio and cut back calories, but I am not losing body fat. In fact I think I may now be gaining body fat which boggles my mind. I need to know what to do with weight training, cardio and nutrition because I have to lose 20 pounds between now and Labor Day for a wedding.” ~ Sharon.
Sharon, you need to ditch the steady state cardio and shift up the intensity for fat burning intervals to increase fat burning conditions for up to 48 hours, twice per week for 20 minutes. Too much steady state cardio, especially combined with a low caloric intake, will increase stubborn body fat. The 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition plan followed by the Day 22 carb load and repeated a few times is the perfect fat burning strategy to make sure you’re ready for the wedding.
Get your free copy of the 20 minutes Fat Burning Interval Sprint Program to boost fat burning for up to 48 hours by emailing Scott@infinityfitness.com. Also ask for the 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan and Day 22 Carb Load files so that you can finally execute a consistent strategy that meets your needs.
Improve Body Fat Loss with Food Choices
People reading this article cannot see the additional email correspondence we exchange following your initial question above. Your food choices including organic items were largely good, however there was not real strategy in place to force the body to use more stored fat as fuel. Gradually eating less as you were doing shuts down metabolism. Instead the focus needs to be on making strategic changes to a few meals each week to drive faster rates of body fat loss. This includes changing up the amounts of protein, dietary fat and carbohydrates which Dr. Serrano and I refer to as macronutrient cycling.
The right sources of dietary fat boost fat burning enzymes which efficiently attack stored fat to be burned as fuel. Organic sources are far superior in all cases due to their naturally superior ratios of raw materials.
Macronutrient Cycling Fat Burning Advantages
Macronutrient cycling breaks metabolic staleness, increases fat burning enzymes and naturally optimizes fat burning hormones. Examples of macronutrient cycling built into the 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition plan includes the high calorie day one time per week and the Day 22 Carb Load. These strategic changes make the fat loss process much more enjoyable not only by producing faster progress, but also by improving daily energy levels.
Building Metabolic and Hormonal Momentum
Repeating the 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse followed by the Day 22 Carb Load three to four times builds metabolic and hormonal momentum. The body becomes more efficient with burning stored fat as fuel because the correct signals are sent on a daily basis. The right dietary fats from raw nuts, grass fed beef, grass fed beef jerky, extra virgin olive oil and more are extremely important during this process.
There is No Substitute for Intensity
As I mentioned in the video above my clients in Miami were not too happy with me telling them that their levels of effort were not adequate. It is my job to tell the truth as clients demand the fastest possible transformations. I demonstrated the level of effort needed for a high effort sprint on a an air dyne bike pictured above to get my point across. The four clients were able to increase their levels of effort significantly by getting past some mental barriers. People in general do not know what they are capable of without safely pushing their limits.
You Do Not Have to Be a Great Athlete to Double Your Rates of Fat Burning
I emphasize with clients that the actual performance during the fat burning intervals does not matter. The high levels of exertion are the key to success. You do not have to be a world class cyclist to benefit from fat burning intervals on a bike. Gradually, the work capacity should improve, which is a sign the body is recovering well and thriving from the training sessions.
No Place Like Home to Train
Many people wanting to lose body fat quickly also present scheduling difficulties as they are short on time. Performing intervals at home or nearby is a net time saver vs. commuting to the gym. Running the back yard or a park can work very well provided that mode of exercise is tolerated by your joints. A jump rope or medicine ball works very well done at home in the basement or outdoors when the weather allows. Where there is a will, there is the right strategy available to lead the way to success.
48 Hours of Peak Fat Burning
Executing the right weight training or fat burning interval session with proper recovery has a lasting impact on fat burning. You can peak rates of fat burning for up to 48 hours following each session with the right strategies. In general clients wanting to maximize body fat loss do very well with three weight training and two fat burning interval sessions per week. As a result they are able to sustain a heightened state of fat burning throughout the 7 day week. Stringing together four weeks in a row of firing on all cylinders with 21-Day Fat Cell Cleanse, fat burning intervals, weight training geared to fat loss, and proper recovery is a very powerful fat burning force.
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com to get the Fat Burning Interval Program and the 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan including complete sample days of eating. Take action to get rid of stubborn body fat while summer is still red hot. We can discuss your individual situation and goals 7 days per week.
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