Here's How to Burn Fat Fast!
Many people wonder what the best ways to burn fat fast are. In this article we will cover the mechanisms by which our bodies mobilise and utilise fat as a fuel source as well as how we can speed up the process so we can lose fat faster!
The human body is a dynamic structure. It is constantly building up and breaking down tissues all day long. In addition to this, it is constantly burning energy and this energy comes from the food we eat and from the stores of fuel in our body.
The human body uses a combination of carbohydrate, protein and fat for energy. However, the primary sources are carbohydrate and fat.
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For our purposes we want to emphasise a grater proportion of fat to be used as a fuel source and less carbohydrate and protein. The best way to do this is by reducing insulin secretion by the pancreas.
You can easily reduce insulin secretion by controlling your sources of carbohydrate. There is no need to completely cut out carbs from your diet because that approach is not a 'sustainable lifestyle'. However, by simply being aware of your sources of carbohydrate, you will be able to keep insulin low, which will then make your body a more efficient fat burner.
Another simple way to keep insulin low is to use glucose disposal agents. These compounds may mimic the action of insulin or act as insulin co-factors, which improves insulin's functioning in the body and best of all, keeps insulin's production low.
Epinephrine and norepinephrine
Cortisol(however our goal is to not stimulate this hormone if at all possible because of negative impact it has on the lean tissues sources of the body, i.e. muscle tissue.)
Each of these hormones stimulates a compound in fat cells called cyclic AMP, which in tun, activates an enzyme in fat cells called, Hormone Sensitive Lipase (HSL).
HSL stimulates the release of triglycerides (stored fat) into the blood stream in the form of fatty acids and glycerol. The fatty acids are bound to albumin because they are not water soluble and are then sent around the body to the active tissues like muscles and liver, where they may be used as a fuel source.
The glycerol component (which makes up the 'backbone' of the triglyceride) may enter the process of glycolysis, where it is essentially used as a fuel source like glucose.
There are a number of ways you can increase the body's production of these fat-burning hormones and therefore burn fat fast. We will examine each hormone individually and then finally tie all the activities together to show you how to dramatically boost your fat-burning capabilities by at least 3 times!
They are stimulated by exercise, particularly intense exercise. This of course, makes resistance training an important part of the fat-burning process.
Interestingly, the production of the catecholamines decreases over time, which means it is important to keep exercise sessions relatively brief (an hour or less) in order to gain maximum benefit from the catecholamine production and help you burn fat fast.
Not only does growth hormone affect the fat cells directly but it may also promote greater fat-burning indirectly by its ability to blunt insulin release.
Exercise stimulates growth hormone production by the body with greater production being directly proportional to the intensity of effort, i.e. the greater the intensity of effort, the greater the growth hormone production.
Nutritional factors also play a role in growth hormone production whereby protein may induce its production. Furthermore, glutamine (an amino acid) has also been shown to stimulate growth hormone release directly.
Glucagon stimulates liver breakdown of glycogen to glucose and also stimulates the gluconeogenic (production of glucose from amino acids) process in the liver by increasing the uptake of amino acids into the liver.
Glucagon also has fat-burning effects by activating an enzyme, which stimulates cyclic AMP, which of course then activates HSL.
Glucagon release is directly related to the level of glucose in the blood stream. As exercise continues, blood glucose levels fall and more glucagon is released into the blood stream.
Also, protein induces glucagon release from the pancreas.
It is particularly important to perform exercise and to supplement the diet with these nutrients because if you reduce your food intake as you should if you want to lose weight, your body automatically decreases the output of the thyroid hormones.
By exercising and supplementing your diet with Thyron, you can help stop this from occurring.
30-60 minutes before exercise have a protein shake in water with 1-2 teaspoons of added glutamine and 1 thermogenic capsule
Perform 20-30 minutes of resistance exercise
Perform 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise
Wait 20-30 minutes
Have a small meal, which contains a portion of all 3 macronutrients but make sure the carbohydrate source is low or medium-density carbohydrates.
Well I hope this helps you understand how to burn fat fast!
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