The NEW and BETTER Way To Lose Fat

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I don't usually post pictures like this. I tend to feel like I'm showing off.  But there is a point so please stay with me.

The mantra of "cut your calories and do a lot of cardio" needs to die.

Just because that is the way it's always been done doesn't make it the right way.

Yes, you will lose weight. But more than likely it won't stay off.

There is a better and smarter way which focuses on teaching your body to burn more fat at rest. It doesn't involve putting yourself in a "calorie prison" along with long boring bouts on the elliptical machine watching Judge Judy.

In order to become a "fat burning machine" you have to work smart, not just hard.  Working smarter involves following these four key components:

1. Optimizing hormones-  Hormones play a huge role in losing fat and adding muscle a.k.a. "getting toned."  The most important part is working to get insulin levels down. You will NEVER lose fat if insulin is not managed.  And it is important to implement strategies to increase testosterone, growth hormone, adrenaline, and ghrelin.  These are all vital to creating a body that burns fat rather than stores it. 

2. Reducing inflammation- Having high levels of inflammation not only hinders fat loss but is also a major threat to overall health, especially cardiovascular health.  By avoiding foods and beverages that cause inflammation as well as adding supplements and nutrients that "put out the fire" you will set yourself up for success.

3. Improving gut health- Recently I was listening to a podcast of one of the top body transformation coaches in the country. He does gut bacteria analysis on each client he works with. He stated that the ones with healthy gut bacteria were able to lose fat easily whereas the ones without healthy gut bacteria struggled to lose fat.  

I've seen this in my own practice where people who have lots of bloating, acid reflux, or other digestive issues seem to be stuck despite working out and eating decently.  

4. Adding lean mass- Lean muscle mass takes calories to maintain so the more you have the higher your metabolism.  In addition to that, muscle is like armor around your joints.

I'm not talking about getting jacked up like a bodybuilder but adding muscle is like a fountain of youth. It will give you the ability to not only be leaner but do more active things as you age.

How do I know this works?

I turned 50 this year and have stayed under 10% body fat by just focusing on the above areas.

I do strength training 3 times a week and a few cardio days and really stay consistent with my nutrition. I also still allow myself to enjoy some of my favorite foods (I love sushi, Thai, and Indian food)

I've tried the other ways, lots of cardio, and being super restrictive with my calories, and maybe a few I'd rather not mention.  

Yes, I got lean. But it was not sustainable and I felt like a "strung out zombie" and eventually crashed and went backwards.

I know the difference between losing fat the unhealthy way and losing fat the healthy way.

I can show you how.

The first step is to hit the button below and schedule a Complimentary Success Session with me.  I will teach you how to work smarter to get the results you want without killing yourself.

Dedicated to helping you work smarter not harder.

Erik Peacock
Puravida Fitness