Amazing scientific facts behind fat burning

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“I got a big fat tummy, XXL size tees and 36+ waist size pants. But, I am passionate about a flat belly.”  I seriously want to know how to burn the extra fat? 

What sort of workouts I need to stick to, if I really want to reduce the size lower belly? How to burn the extra fat accumulated on thighs? Being a fitness freak , I get to hear these sorts of questions hundred times a week. Before I can share the secrets, I would like to tell you that abdomen is the area that does not respond to classical methods of losing weight loss, just as some people have trouble burning fat from other “stubborn” areas of the body. So, we must explore what we can be done and what is the right approach to the situation?

We all know that there is somebody area that retains fat more easily and the real challenge is – how to burn fat from those areas. Consider two hypothetical situations: Mr. A and Miss B. Both have worked hard to lose weight for several months and have progressed quite well. After said period, Mr. A still has a “pouch” that covers his stomach. Miss B cannot understand how she attained nice upper body thighs and butt. Now, the question is, how?

You can choose a restricted diet or supplements and still not get the body of your dreams, or you can learn the science behind why there are certain areas where fat storage is “stubborn,” and what you can do to rectify the situation. If you’re a man, you’re likely to be afflicted with wagging belly down and especially the fat in the lower abdomen and oblique. If you’re a woman, you probably will have headaches about your thighs, bottom and basin area; right? Do not worry. This is not a genetic curse and you do not need any special exercise. Once you understand the science behind the combustion, confusions will end.

Do you know the science behind weight loss? We already know that weakness and weight gain are governed by quite a simple principle – energy balance. The energy balance is a relationship between the energy in (through food calories – whatever we eat or drink) and the energy out (calories we consume). The point is clear and simple: weight loss requires you burn more energy than you consume and weight gain (both the fat and the muscle) requires the opposite: greater consumption than you burn.

You can also look at the situation so: daily, your body stores fat when you eat and burn fat when power is depleted from food. This is why studies have shown that as long as you are eating more than you burn, you are supposed to gain weight. Remind me of a case, I read somewhere about a famous actress – who lost 16k.g after giving up junk food, sweets and eating food with right calories. You must learn about the science behind the combustion.

Let us learn about the combustion process. When you eat, the body breaks down food into several substances and releases insulin into the blood to transport nutrients to the cells. This fat burning process depends on how much you eat; the more you eat the more hours it will take. The mechanism makes sense physiologically. By that reason, while nutrients are absorbed, insulin levels drop, and the body feels the energy. Most often headed for burning body fat deposits to meet its energy needs.

To burn or “mobilization” fat , the body produces chemicals called catecholamines. These molecules travel through the blood and binds to receptors on fat cells, which generates release stored energy in cells to be burned as fuel. Fat cells have two types of receptors for catecholamines: alpha and beta receptors. In short, beta receptors accelerates fat mobilization, while the alpha receptors a slow down .

The ratio between receptors alpha and beta in individual cells determine how easy or difficult it is to mobilize the energy stored in them. You immediately start to see a reduction in fat mass containing mainly beta receptors, but masses of fat cells that contain more alpha receptors will respond much harder on your strategies. For most men, this means that weakening zone will go easy in the arms, shoulders, chest, face and legs and slower in areas like the abdomen or lower back. For women, fat “stubborn” are grouped in the lower body (fins, bottom, thighs).

Some people do not have to do anything special to lose weight. Simply, follow a proper diet and a workout fit, have patience and there you are; a good looking person with great looks. But, alongside, the more weight you lose, the more weakness you will notice in your body. There are plenty of reasons why you reach stagnation, but a major one is that once you reduce body fat, more fat that remain resistant. From this reason, when you want to lose weight or to define yourself, you should do everything in natural and safe way to support the body.

Your body is in a state of “post” when insulin levels are low. It is the composition of a meal and various physical factors that determine how much your body need to process, in order to absorb the food you eat and the time to reach the “post” (which is said to empty stomach). The conclusion is that when a table is large, then the insulin response is also larger and takes longer to return to a state of “post”. This is why most people who exercise on an empty stomach in the morning after more than 8 hours of your last meal.

If you cannot do that, then I recommend you do not eat more than 30-40g of protein because protein is processed at a faster rate, with few carbohydrates and fat (10g or less). After this diet, you can expect a “post” state after 3-5 hours before you train.