fat-burning-foodsIf you’ve a profile on any social media platform, you’ve certainly seen some of the “informative” pics that get shared a million times with 250,000 likes.

You know the ones that detail a muscle-building or fat-burning workout with absolutely NO explanation or scientific reasoning behind it.

Or possibly worst of all, the ones that list…FAT BURNING FOODS!

top-fat-burning-foodsThey look something like this =>

No explanation. No facts.

The pic looks good, so therefore they don’t have to offer any explanation as the how bananas or grapefruit actually go to work to burn fat off your belly.

So be sure to get some “tart cherries” down your throat, and you’ll have a lean midsection in no time.

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Here’s the facts: If you think there are certain foods that you eat and they actually work to burn fat off your belly (or elsewhere) you’re outta your mind!

 

Don't believe the hype. There are no fat-burning foods.

Don’t believe the hype. There are no fat-burning foods.

 

The truth is that there are 2 steps to burning maximum fat:

(1) Creating a caloric deficit

(2) Eating a diet (not a specific food) that puts your body in “fat burning” mode and out of “fat storing mode”.

STORAGE VS BURNING

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Creating a caloric deficit forces your body to tap into its fat reserves for the extra energy it needs.

But if you create a caloric deficit and your body is in storage mode, you’re going to have a hard (maybe even impossible) time reaching your goals.

Ensuring that you create an environment inside the body that encourages fat burning is about controlling levels of the hormones insulin and leptin.

Controlled levels of insulin are like the gates to your fat cells being opened. The fat can then freely come out and be burned for energy.

Optimal leptin sensitivity allows your brain to signal that it’s ok to lose fat and that your body doesn’t need to start storing the energy that’s coming in (food intake).

TSPA-fat-lossAll of this is achieved by lowering carbohydrate intake, and especially your sugar intake. It doesn’t need to be very low in carbs. And for us lifters, there should also be periods of high carbs to replace lost glycogen in our muscles.

Jeff Volek has done some great research on this very topic.

This approach simply produces more fat loss AND improves overall body composition (many people gain lean mass as well).

Total Six Pack AbsThe absolute IDEAL scenario is coupling this nutritional strategy with resistance training. It simply is the superior approach to fat loss and body composition – period!

My program Total Six Pack Abs details this approach step by step with the science to back it up. There’s no room for gray areas or doubt, just solid results!

If you don’t need to lose fat right now and just want to pack on muscle like these guys did? Download the free THT workout for free here…

Whatever you do, DO NOT pay attention to all the garbage floating around facebook. Muscle Hackers know better. (like MuscleHack on facebook here, twitter here).

Have you seen these pics? Have you ever commented and tried to set people straight? Let me know below.

And if you need any help, let me know below. If I can help, I will.

Your Buddy,

Mark

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