If counting calories worked over the long term, America would be the thinnest country in the world.

Have you ever tried a reduced-calorie diet?

It probably helped you lose a few pounds in the short term. But the long term effects could have devastating effects on your waistline.

Since the 1970’s, big diet corporations have been making billions of dollars on calorie counting systems.

Just this year, thousands of calorie counting apps have been launched.

Then this happened.

WEIGHT WATCHERS DITCHES COUNTING CALORIES

David Kirchoff the President of Weight Watchers recently said on their website, “Counting calories has become unhelpful.” That’s from the president of a company that has made over $4 Billion dollars off of calorie counting. 

Do you think that eating 500 calories of celery has the same effect on your body as eating 500 calories of chocolate cake?

Hell no! The chocolate cake will spike your blood sugar forcing your body to release insulin and that will turn the sugar into fat.

This process is called lipogenesis and it’s making it impossible for you to tap into and burn your body fat.

On the flip side, the 500 calories from celery will, not only stabilize your blood sugar, halt lipogenesis and help burn fat, but celery will also feed your body the nutrients it needs to function properly.

But the weight-loss industry would have you believe that it’s all about counting calories.

An Industry Built On Sand

Weight loss is a $27 billion dollar a year business. And it’s all based on 1 “FACT”. Here is that “fact”:

“The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in.”

As in:

Calories in < Calories out = Weight loss

This formula is used by nearly every nutritionist, doctor and personal trainer in the world.

This formula is wrong.

This formula will cause you nothing but heartache.

In fact, this is a yo-yo dieting system and it it the fastest way to explode your gut.

You’re probably asking yourself how you could possibly gain weight by reducing your calorie intake.

Here is the path to massive weight gain through counting calories.

  1. You reduce your diet from 1800 calories a day to 1200.
  2. You lose a few pounds right off the bat but within a month your body adjusts to the 1200 calorie a day diet and you stop losing weight.
  3. You spend the next month or 2 obsessively counting calories but can’t seem to lose another ounce.
  4. You get frustrated after several months with no results and return to your normal diet of 1800 calories.
  5. BUT your body has now adjusted to function on 1200 calories. So, now the 1800 calories is an excess of 600 calories per day. 
  6. Over the next 30 days you gain back all the weight that  you lost. It gets worse.
  7. Over the next year you put on 20 extra pounds. Why? Because you’re now overeating by 600 calories a day.

And that’s how a reduced-calorie diet can cause massive weight gain.

So, how does your body burn fat?

HOW YOUR BODY BURNS FAT

You will not find this information in any doctors office, nutrition book or from your personal trainer.

I’m going to make a lot of people mad here. But trust me, this is the truth. But first we must understand what fat is and why we store it.

What is fat?

FAT = STORED ENERGY

Carbs and sugars are our main form of energy. Any time we overdo it with carbs our body takes the extra “energy” and stores that energy by creating a fat cell.

Why do you store fat?

You store fat because humans are designed for survival and for thousands of years our #1 goal was to not starve to death. Literally every day was spent hunting for food and we would often go without.

Therefore, we are designed to store any excess energy for hard times. And we store that energy as fat.

It’s kind of like how a camel stores water in the desert for survival except our hump is on our belly.

Thousands of years ago we would chase our food all day and come back to the tribe and feast. Hunters were strong and fit because they were so active. And they were burning through our energy on a daily basis.

Woman at desk counting calories with camel

In modern times, when we get hungry we just walk to the corner store and fill up on high sugar and high carb foods which weren’t available thousands of years ago.

Carbs/Sugars are energy. When your body gets excess carbs/sugar it is designed to store it for future use and it stores it by creating a fat cell. That’s how people gain fat. By storing excess energy.

So, your body doesn’t even know what a calorie is. It know what energy is and it knows when you put excess energy in your body without burning it, you will store that energy as fat.

So, how do you burn that energy that you’ve stored?

THE REAL WAY YOUR BODY BURNS FAT

The only way to burn fat is not by burning more calories than you take in.

The only way to tap into and get rid of stored fat is to burn through your blood sugar.

Once your body stops feeding off blood sugar it is forced to tap into that excess fat (stored energy) and start burning that fat. 

The high carb/sugar diet of modern humans keeps our blood sugar high all day and night. Therefore, we never burn through that blood sugar making it impossible to tap into and burn excess body fat and especially belly fat.

How do you burn through your blood sugar and burn fat?

It’s really quite simple if you know what you’re doing.

All you need to do is the following.

  1. Eat foods that transform your body from failing on sugar to feeding on fat.
  2. Start a workout program that is designed to instantly burn through your blood sugar, tap into your fat and melt it away. The key here is high intensity short workouts.
  3. Start with this free guide: 10 Natural Foods That Burn Fat These 10 foods are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The reason your body gets hungry is because it doesn’t have the nutrients to run properly.

That’s why when you eat a bag of chips your stomach is satisfied for an hour and then your brain realizes that it doesn’t have the proper nutrients to run properly.

It’s a vicious cycle that is causing 90% of us to be overweight and 56% of us to be obese.

Please let me know if you have any questions. justin@under20workout.com

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