by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS (AKA "The Rogue Nutritionist")
Eat THIS To Turn ON Your Hidden Fat-Burning Switch
Have you ever wondered how your body actually burns fat?
Years ago a popular health magazine decided to try to answer
that same question with a novel approach. They looked at how
people actually gain weight, reasoning that if we knew all the
"tricks" to gaining weight, we could learn what not to do if we
wanted to stay lean.
So they followed around a bunch of Sumo wrestlers whose
job requires them to maintain enormous stores of body fat.
So whatever it is they were doing, that's exactly what we
Now, Sumo wrestlers gain weight for a number of reasons,
and genetics certainly plays a role, but what they did eating-
wise is the thing we want to pay attention to because it's
ultimately going to teach us something about how to burn fat.
Here's what the Sumo guys did. They worked out a bit. They
lazed around. They worked out some more. They took a nap.
And then, at the end of the day, they ate their one meal, a
veritable Roman orgy of food that would make the buffet at
the Bellagio in Vegas seem skimpy.
Shortly after this multi-thousand calorie feast, they'd go to bed
for the night.
OK, folks, what can we learn from this?
One reason this "technique" is so effective for weight gain is
that it mobilizes every fat-storing mechanism we have in our
body (I'll explain how in a moment).
The main point here is that if you want to burn fat instead of
store it, you have to learn how to turn off your fat-storing
mechanisms, and instead turn on what I like to call your "fat-
Needless to say, the fat-burning switch on a Sumo wrestler
doesn't get much "on" time.
It's by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS (AKA "The Rogue Nutritionist")
This is a short intro to my e-mail. The article leads to discussion on the mechanics of insulin and glucagon.
The switch involves limiting insulin and increasing HSL hormones. Simply, it involves limiting low glycemic foods, i.e. foods that are sugary or carbs that quickly turn to sugars.
The link takes you to an infomercial. My purpose is not to sell the product but to allow you to hear more about insulin, and glucagon.
Lately, I am seeing we need to focus more on the mechanisms and less on the common calorie theory.
The video link is here. If you want to see the infomercial video, it is long. You can get most of the information in the first 15 minutes. I did watch the entire video.
Again, my purpose is to get information to us and not to advertise or push any product.
I find this a great way to work smarter not harder.