If you really want to lose weight, burn fat, increase your energy and NOT HAVE TO STARVE YOURSELF, there are three critical things you must know. I am not talking about weight loss pills or special weight loss shakes or complicated "programs", but long-lasting, effective natural weight loss.

These things are so important, and so many people try like crazy to lose weight, but just cannot figure out why calorie counting and dieting isn't working. Until you 'get' this, weight loss and fat burning just won't work. Many people have been brainwashed into believe that "calories are calories" all the while trying unsuccessfully to lose weight.

There's more to the story…

Principle 1:

Eat food your body recognizes.

By that I mean, eat REAL food. The human body has evolved in a relatively short time and the foods we eat are often unrecognizable by our bodies. Packaged, refined processed foods with chemicals and preservatives in them are foreign substances to the body. Yes, foreign substances. What happens when you eat something that is processed and unnatural is that the body doesn't recognize the artificial substance or is confused. Unable to metabolize it into usable nutrients, it breaks it down as well as it can–which often causes a blood sugar response as well, along with the resulting insulin surge and viola! The calories you have just ingested get stored as fat.

The easy solution? Eat REAL food that your body recognizes. Eat unrefined, natural foods with one ingredient. And for excitement, combine a couple of one ingredient foods for snacks. Like fruit and nuts. Cheese and nuts. Eggs and veggies. Avocado and turkey slices. Get it?

Principle 2:

Losing weight is not about calories but ALL about controlling your blood sugar and insulin response.

Blood sugar spikes cause insulin to be released in the body. Insulin causes the body to immediately start storing everything consumed as body fat. That includes anything with any kind of sugar–fructose, glucose, sucrose, etc. That also includes grain products such as corn, wheat, soy, oats and more, which turn into sugar in the body. And that INCLUDES whole grain products as well. Starchy products like potatoes and gluten-free foods also stimulate insulin. And, while it sounds healthy, fruit juice is actually just a natural form of sugar water. This is a refined product that basically contains fructose–a sugar–and water. This stuff hits your system fast and your blood sugar spikes very quickly. Insulin follows, your body stores calories ingested as fat, blood sugar drops, and you are hungry again. Not good. Refined fructose is one of the most fattening sugars you can get. Fruit on the other hand, is full of fructose but because it has lots of fiber and vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in it, the sugar in fruit is absorbed more slowly. This is better. Best of all–eat fruit with nuts, nut butter, cheese, or other form of protein and/or healthy fat to help it get absorbed more slowly into the body. Result is more stable blood sugar and no fat storing. So the main trick here is pretty simple: control your blood sugar by avoiding the starchy and the sweet and you stay in the 'fat burning' zone, and less hungry too!

Principle 3:

The nutritional value of your food makes all the difference.

In other words, if you had to choose between a processed food with little nutrition and few calories, or a superfood packed with nutrition, antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, but high calorie–which would you choose? The correct answer and the best fat burning food is actually the higher calorie, nutrient-dense food. If it's REAL and packed with nutrition, your body will recognize it as usable. REAL food is broken down, metabolized, and put to use, all the while revving up your energy and fat burning as a result. Controlling your blood sugar has significant health benefits other than JUST fat burning too: -Controlling blood sugar and insulin response actually is extremely healthy for the heart and blood vessels, dropping your risk of heart attacks and stroke immensely. -Controlling blood sugar and keeping it at an lower even level will drastically reduce your risk of cancer and will prevent any cancer (whether it has been detected or not) from growing. -Controlling blood sugar is very effective as an anti-aging tool and will keep you looking younger and prevent wrinkles and sagging skin as well. -Controlling blood sugar also keeps your energy high with no peaks and valleys. You stay alert and vibrant. -Controlling blood sugar also keeps triglycerides low and helps prevent deposits in the blood vessels. I will go into these important principles in depth in upcoming articles, and you can read more about these KEY principles in The Fat Burning Kitchen. Check it out.

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