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Guaranteed fat loss? It’s a Christmas miracle!

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It’s Friday. You know what I love to talk about on Fridays? Glycogen depletion. Glycogen is energy, in the form of carbohydrates, that is stored in our muscles and our liver.

Studies show that when our body is low on glycogen, meaning the energy storage silos (muscles and liver) are low, then our body will preferentially burn more fat. If we have lots of sugar floating around in our blood or the energy storage silos are full, our body will preferentially burn more carbohydrates because we have an abundance of them.

So, how do we go about depleting glycogen?

There are two good ways:

1.    Lower-Carb Diet (not no carb diet)

2.   High-Intensity Exercise (it can be done at any fitness level)

Let’s start with lower carb. Glycogen, like we said earlier, is stored carbohydrates (aka energy) in the muscles of our body. When we are on a lower carb diet, we deplete our carbohydrate stores in the muscle (glycogen).

We are keeping carb intake low so we don’t fully fill up our glycogen silos. They stay a little empty all day long.

This helps our body to preferentially burn fat while also getting better control over glucose and insulin levels.  That is so important!

The second way is through high-intensity exercise (short bursts of physical activity), like the stuff we do at Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp. High-intensity exercise forces our body to burn sugar and carbs to fuel itself during workouts.

Burning a ton of carbohydrates to fuel workouts does what do you think?

You got it, it depletes our glycogen silos. You're so smart! I had to look this stuff up.

This helps us to burn more fat in the 24-48 hours after the workout, called by some “the afterburn”.  Pretty cool right?

There is a lot more that goes into this, but that is a basic overview. But I have some good news for you.

I’ve put together a step-by-step plan for you that guarantees you will lose fat. You won’t have to deprive yourself or kill yourself working out every day. Just follow the guidelines that will be laid out for you.

You will also have daily support and guidance from myself and the other people who are taking part in the challenge.

And don’t worry, this won’t start right now during the holidays. The lessons will start on January 10th and the first real day of the challenge shortly after that.

Right now, all I need from you is to e-mail HuntsvilleBootCamp@gmail.com and let me know you are interested.

Some basics you need to know:

-it will be 6-weeks long

-costs $39

-you don’t have to be in boot camp to take part

-if you take part in the program and it does not work, you get every cent back. No questions asked. I am that confident it will work.

So if you are ready to lose fat, feel energized, and ready to take on the world just hit send that e-mail and let me know you want to be a part of this.

Carbs are the devil!

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There is an enemy amongst us. He is single handedly making us all fat.

His name?

Carbohydrates (AKA carbs)

If you believe a lot of the media and the interwebs this is the gospel truth.

Carbs are not the enemy! You just need to replace the "bad" carbs (processed foods) with "good" carbs (stuff that comes from the Earth).

Do you eat low carb, reduced carb, or carb free foods?

Would you like to know what food manufacturers do to reduce carbs in the foods they make? Here are 3 things they do:

-replace refined wheat flour with soy flour, soy protein, or wheat protein

-add high fat ingredients

-replace sugar with sugar alcohols (look for maltitol, lactitol, sorbitol on food labels) or artificial sweeteners

Not the worst things in the world, but not exactly optimal for your health either.

Whenever the food manufacturers make a food "reduced" or free of fat/carbs/sugar/whatever, they are replacing that missing ingredient with something else.

Often times they replace it with something you don't want in your body.

Here is the take home message. The more often you can eat whole, natural foods the easier it will be for you to reach your goals.

You will look, feel, and perform better when your body is being fed things it knows how to use.

PS-starting Monday I am going to re-run a popular series I did awhile back. It is my 10 Week Negativity Detox Series.

Great way to rid yourself of toxic people, places, and things that are holding you back.

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