Nearly 70% of the American population is either overweight or obese.
1/3 of the global population exceed a healthy weight.
And yet the American and Global Weight loss & Diet markets made US$72 billion and US$189.9 billion respectively, in 2018.
If the Weight Loss Industry was honestly helping, these statistics wouldn’t exist … truth is, they aren’t helping because they want you back every now and then in order to keep the lights on.
People want to lose weight but they aren’t being told how to.
Metabolic efficiency is basically improving your body’s ability to use its energy stores better.
Note that it isn’t a crash-course diet, nor is it a fad.
It is a scientific approach to weight loss that focuses on nutrition and training strategies to improve the body’s ability to use its fuel sources more efficiently.
You may ask, What is so special about Metabolic Efficiency?
Did you know that super fit athletes burn energy faster than their unfit counterparts even without exercising, and it is all due to metabolic efficiency.
The best athletes in the world depend on this science in order to compete at the highest level … they experience decreased body weight, decreased body fat as low as 6%, improved and sustained energy levels, and mental alertness throughout the day.
Now that sounds like heaven.
You can turn your body into a fat-burning machine and lose weight just like the pros.
Let me break it down a bit for you.
Our bodies have two main energy stores, Fats and Carbohydrates.
At any given moment, your body has about 80,000 calories of Fat compared to 14,000 – 18,000 calories of Carbs. Our goal is to tap into the huge Fat reserves and conserve the Carbs for when we really need them.
Why is Fat a much better fuel source for our bodies than Carbohydrates ?
- Fat burns more cleanly.
- Fat has a greater energy density than carbs.
- Fat use results in better stamina and endurance.
- Provides a great opportunity to reduce excess body fat.
N.B; The danger with depending on your Carb reserves is that when depleted, you hit ‘the wall’ (Our Blood Glucose levels are extremely low and manifest in the form of extreme fatigue).
” The best training plan is worthless if the nutrition plan fails.”
The main aim of proper nutrition is to control your blood sugar.
When blood sugar rises, insulin levels rise and they inhibit your body’s ability to burn fat .. and we don’t want that, do we ?
This is how food and drinks laced with sugar contribute to your weight gain and inhibit your weight loss at the same time … As if that is not enough, they also break down rapidly and create a cycle of spike and crash in your blood sugar.
After ingesting sugar you instantly get super energetic .. then crash and want more.
Healthy fats, Proteins and Natural fiber (Carbohydrates) are what make up proper nutrition for you. The ratio of Proteins To Carbs should be 1:1, meaning you should eat the same amount during the day.
Today’s world is extremely carb-centric, and to most it might seem challenging or near impossible to achieve the 1:1 ratio .. It’s actually very simple.
In order to achieve it, decrease the amount of carbohydrates you take in a day and increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and especially lean proteins.
Stay away from refined sugars, sugary drinks (e.g energy drinks) and processed carbohydrates such as enriched flour or wheat.
The Aerobic System is one of three Energy Systems the body uses to power us up.
It requires oxygen and is pivotal to losing weight as it burns either carbohydrates or fats stored in our bodies. It has a slow rate of production and is mostly used during low-intensity activities that go for a long period.
Tapping into this system and training your body to use stored fat as a source of energy can work wonders for your waistline, if and when used with the proper nutrition.
Not only that, but this system creates a positive feedback loop that leads to better overall fitness and endurance.
It is the secret and abundant energy source that long-distance runners depend on to accomplish breathtaking feats such as completing a 26 mile run in under 2 hours.
You can train your aerobic system by;
- Interval training: Exercise for several minutes with active rest periods in between sets at lower intensity. E.g Run fast for 2 minutes then jog for a minute and repeat over 20 minutes.
- Continuous training: Maintain exercise at a low intensity for a prolonged period of time. E.g 30 minutes cycling, swimming or jogging at a low intensity
- Fartlek training: Vary speed and effort throughout your session based on how your body feels but ensuring that you can maintain the routine without rest intervals. E.g 30 minute jog over a hilly terrain, requiring short busts of extra effort but never stopping.
“Efficiency is doing something well with the least amount of effort.”
Losing weight is a tedious endeavour. No one is at fault for not putting in the effort, as a matter of fact people out here are working really hard.
It’s the misinformation out there that causes so many to either adopt the toughest tactics or become hooked on products that don’t offer lasting results.
Many give up and yet there is a more efficient approach to take that will yield the best results in a shorter time-frame.
It is no coincidence that the Top Athletes use it.
Go on, try it and see for yourself.