Getting into debt sucks. But when it comes to losing fat,
debt can be your best friend! Gary Sturgess, Professional
Fitness Coach and Snap Fitness Club manager
explains how to use "Fat Debt" to flip the calorie-burning
switch to burn more fat even while you sleep! Sound
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One of the biggest factors in losing fat is understanding why
our body seems to fight us every step of the way on our quest
to look good.
Here's the simple truth: your body is built for survival
first and foremost and is not concerned with "looking hot for
summer". Fat is the body's "safety fuel" and is vital for it
to function and survive in times of famine. So, naturally,
the body will resist any idea of "losing fat" (especially for
The problem is that food is everywhere, it's abundant, but
your body still operates almost exactly as it did 50,000-plus
years ago and will store fat above and beyond healthy
requirements. We'll look at how to get around this shortly.
Here's another ancient mechanism we need to understand to
The other survival mechanism is adaptation. Nature has
designed your body to adapt to stress. This is helpful
because it allows you to personally evolve, but when it comes
to losing fat it becomes a HUGE barrier.
The question is, can we use these ancient mechanisms to
actually help us burn fat?
The short answer is: yes!
We do this by creating a form of "fat debt" by using exercise
in a specific way. Let me explain:
When you first start an exercise programme your body shifts
into a kind of "shock" that forces it to use up more fuel
than it ordinarily would, which we fitness folk call "caloric
When your body has been subjected to a new physical stress
(in this case a good stress) that it's not used to, you
create a caloric/energy debt and your body has to scramble to
find more fuel to convert into energy to repay that debt. In
other words, your body will now dip into your "fat-savings
We've managed to get that fat-storing mechanism to reverse
itself but now we have another challenge to overcome.
After about two weeks, survival mechanism no.2 steps in to
"help out" and adapts your body to this new stress while
using less fuel. We fitness folk call this becoming
"efficient", i.e. your fat-burning campaign is about to slow
to a crawl.
The solution is simple: In the next article you'll learn
what's needed to overcome this and also the types of
movements that are fantastic for fat loss Click
Here To Read "From
Fat Storer To Fat Burner Part II"
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Glen Sturgess is a personal trainer and club manager at Snap
Fitness and has led the charge against body-fat for hundreds
of personal clients by using his Body-Shock BOOTCAMP group
fitness classes. If you're looking to get into shape for
summer then you can apply for his Body-Shock BOOTCAMP.
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