Do you want to know the secret to shredding and cutting unwanted belly fat? Do you want to have a six-pack, but thought it was just too hard?
Well the truth is that there is no real secret to fat loss or cutting your unwanted belly fat.
We have heard and read the basics about weight training and dieting, which are as follows:
- Eat clean
- Train hard for 4-5 days a week
- Get adequate rest and sleep
- Eat enough protein
- Stay away from sugar and carbs
- Incorporate high intensity workouts (HIIT Session)
I agree with every point mentioned above. For the past 14 years, I have applied them to the best of my ability. As I mentioned in another post, I’ve lost over 70 lbs. Still, I wanted go to the next level and enhance my physic. My trainer said something very profound for to me. He told me that weight training only equates to about 10-15% of overall training. Even if you go hard in the gym, it only amounts to 4-5 hours a week.
The Other 164 Hours
The food we eat equates to 80-85% of our success. The other 164 hours is the most important to sculpt our bodies and lose the unwanted fat. You would need to add in sleep depending on how much you get ranging from 6-9 hours a day.
80-85% is food and diet related. 10-15% is weight training and the rest say about 5% is supplements and other things. I thought I was pretty good with this factor of my training. I do my hypertrophy training with max reps along with my compound moves including, deadlifts, squats, and bench presses. One day I focus on legs. Another day I focus on chest, back, and all the accessory areas that I am trying to achieve. The food side was another thing. I have never really had to follow a meal plan and track my food other than MyFitnessPal.
If I wanted to get my body weight down to 10%, I’d have to change my diet. No one would put regular unleaded into a high performance vehicle. Otherwise, it would clog up their injectors and slow down the car’s performance. Same is true with your body that requires high performance fuel (food) to run.
Rearching about food, the keto diet caught my attention. It has been around forever, but hasn’t received much press, so I stayed away from it. After looking at the research and reading the benefits, I started doing it myself.
So What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is the natural metabolic process the body uses that burns stored fats as its fuel source instead of glucose/carbohydrates. Ketosis or Ketones is a better alternative fuel source for the body to run on then sugar or glucose. When you’re in ketosis your body is in the state of making ketones. Running on ketones is like running your house on a clean energy source such as solar power. The difference is running on a dirty energy source such as coal. When done correctly, you can run on ketones from anywhere from three days to as long as 6 weeks. This all depends on how long you have been running your body on glucose.
Running on ketones will stabilize your blood levels. You’re more level-headed. Ketones was the original fuel source for our brains as we didn’t consume so much sugar. We also didn’t eat up to six meals a day as we do now. As your body runs in ketosis, it lowers your insulin levels. In the absence of insulin, your body is in burning fat mode.
What is Insulin?
Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Not allowing insulin levels prevents things like cancer, blindness, and other immunal disease.
Normally, you only store around two teaspoons of sugar. The average person eats about 31 teaspoons which equates to 140 pounds of sugar a year. Our bodies are not designed to consume this amount of sugar. Today, food seems to be nutritionally deficient. Most of it is grown without the vital nutrients we’ve seen in past foods
Our health problems are related to the serious amounts of sugar we are consuming today.
Ketosis is an effective way of burning more fat overall throughout the day. It brings down the body’s fat including belly fat that men typically find it hard to lose. This could simply be because your body holds onto fat around the vital organs as a form of survival.