Scott, I tried a higher fat diet a while ago and did not see any success after a couple weeks. Then I returned to what I had been doing before which was not bad in any way, but piled on a lot of body fat. I am afraid to go with a higher dietary consumption plan even though I hear great things about the approach. ~ Jennifer Dallas
Jennifer, I learned from Dr. Eric Serrano MD that it takes at least two weeks for the body to adjust favorably to using a higher amount of stored fat as fuel with an increased dietary fat intake from healthy sources. Dr. Serrano explains many important hormonal mechanisms crucial for fat burning with basic terms based on his experience as an award-winning medical school instructor. There are many other important details to consider when structuring a nutrition plan to maximize rates of fat burning. Dr. Serrano and I built the Aggressive 60 Fat Loss Nutrition System 2.0 based on many years of experience helping clients reach short and long term goals.
It Takes Time to Change Hormones with The Right Nutrition Strategies
Notice Dr. Serrano said it can take 4 to 6 weeks for insulin levels to improve with a diet higher in dietary fat from sustainable and organic food sources as the body makes adjustments. Quitting on a plan too early followed by the wrong nutrition choices at that time can actually lead to more body fat accumulation than usual as fat storing hormones run wild.
A main point to consider as we approach the New Year is that a well-structured nutrition plan must be given time to work with consistent execution for at least 6 weeks and in some cases longer pending the individual client situation.
The average American puts on 10 or more pounds of body fat during the holiday season and build a tremendous amount of fat storing momentum during the last couple months of the year. Reversing these hormonal trends requires the right approach including organic food choices which we will be discussing in detail during January of 2018.
Consider that hormonal environment can respond very differently to commercially raised dietary fat sources vs. sustainably raised sources. Grass fed cows for example have an ideal ratio of dietary fat since they consume a diet nature intended and are not given exogenous hormones such as estrogen.
Exercise More Often During the Holidays
Reduced exercise length and frequency related to distractions or cold weather leads to more body fat accumulation problems during the holidays. Take the opportunity of having time off from work during the holidays to be more active which is great for mood, vitality and avoiding body fat accumulation. Establishing more consistent exercise habits will certainly support better outcomes during the New Year.
Build Confidence and Reduce Stress
Having a comprehensive nutrition, exercise and recovery strategy in place to meet your individual needs in advance of January 1 builds confidence and reduces stress as the New Year Approaches. Confidence in your plan will lead to a higher quality and consistency of execution needed to maximize rates of body fat loss.
Email Scott@infinityfitness.com for free copies of the Aggressive 60 Fat Loss Nutrition System 2.0 including Carb Loading Tuesday and Fat Loading Friday We can discuss your specific situation and goals 7 days per week.
AUTHOR: Scott Mendelson
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