Eating and Not Gaining Weight: It is possible!

blog-cover-photo-34 You can indulge in your favorite foods without sacrificing your waistline.

I know. It sounds ridiculous.  Because you’ve tried all the shakes and meal plans, stair stepper and bo-flex programs in the past,trying to eat your favorite foods and still shed the pounds. 

But those plans failed.  So it must be impossible, right?  To lose weight requires sacrifice and that means all the delicious goodness of your fav foods. 

Right?

Wrong.

Here’s the deal – it is possible to eat what you want without gaining weight.

BUT –

It’s not as sunshine-y and rose-y as it sounds.

You can eat what you want without gaining weight in very specific circumstances.  And I am going to break down the EXACT plan to help you do that.

But keep in mind – this plan isn’t a long term plan.  Tt doesn’t mean you can eat whatever the helluwant for days on end.  And it doesn’t give you an excuse to go devour your kitchen right now. 

This plan is to prevent weight gain on very specific food splurges – like Thanksgiving, parties, or other serious food frenzies.   

It require a little of bit of work (and reading below) but if you follow it… I guarantee you’ll come out on the other side of the food frenzy just as you went into.  No weight gain. No bloat. And no extra poundage. 

 

Now, if you don’t want to know WHY you can splurge on a holiday or cheat meal without gaining weight and only care about the steps to make it happen, just CLICK BELOW for the step-by-step guide to splurging successfully. 

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So how does this plan work? 

The answer:  

STRATEGIC CARB DEPLETION. 

I know it sounds like low carb dieting. But trust me, this is not. As the name implies, strategic carb depletion does include eating low carb. But it’s not in the traditional sense.

Strategic carb depletion is about eating a diet very low in carbs for a specific and SHORT amount of time directly before a big feast or splurge meal. This is how you prime your body to handle the huge influx of calories and carbs. And after you prime, you can eat everything you want when the big day finally arrives. All of the full fat, buttery, sugary and greasy goodness. To your heart’s desire.

SO WHY DOES IT WORK? 

Simple. Strategic carb depletion empties out your glycogen stores.

Remember, glycogen is the energy that is stored in your muscles and liver. When you eat carbs, your body breaks those sugars (yes, all carbs are sugars) into glucose for immediate energy. When it has used up all that it needs, it stores the rest. Some of the extra glucose gets converted to glycogen and is stored in the muscles and liver. The rest of the extra glucose gets stored in your fat cells (which gives us our expanding waistline).

So when we need energy, first, our body burns off the glucose in the blood. When we run out of that energy and need a new source. Your body turns to your glycogen stores for new energy. When those stores are empty, then you turn to the fat stores. Alas, fat burning happens.

I know what you are saying…. “Wow, this science stuff is super fascinating!” But let me simplify it for ya.

Let’s think about those superstars that love sprinting so much they run Track and Field. Those crazy kids that run the relays.Olympian sprinting

Supposed you are part of that relay crew. You get to be the anchor leg. Well, you are pumped and ready to get your run on. To blast past everyone and take home the gold. But as antsy as you are to get your leg done, you can’t rush the process. You have to wait until your first 3 legs do their parts.

Just as your jittery legs have to wait for the process to happen, your body does the same thing. You can’t start the race by running the fourth leg first and you can’t start burning energy through your fat cells.

The first leg of your body’s relay is the glucose in your blood. This is your first source of energy.

When this source is empty, the baton is passed to the second and third legs of your team: the glycogen stores in the muscles and liver. These two guys sprint their fastest and deplete their stores for a solid dose of energy.

When these are empty, the baton is passed to you, the final and fastest leg of the crew. Well this fourth leg is your fat stores. When your body starts burning energy from your fat stores, you run at your fastest and most efficient. And your body loves running this efficient! This final leg of the relay is when fat burning, waist slimming and weight dropping happens!

But you can’t jump right there, you have to finish the first three legs.

THE STRATEGIC CARB DEPLETION DOES JUST THAT.

It gets you through the first three legs of the relay quickly and smoothly to get right into the fat burning stage.

And strategic carb depletion is more than just low carb. This plan follows very precise nutrition. Many foods, even seemingly healthy ones, are specifically eliminated because they don’t meet the nutrient or macro requirements necessary for the glycogen depletion.

And don’t worry, we know it sounds confusing! That is why we created a step-by-step guide, with all of your meal plans and food lists, so you can deplete successfully without any confusion! And if you are super excited to download your copy of the guide, just CLICK HERE (but of course, come back and finish reading the post).

Strategic carb depletion will completely empty your glycogen stores in 4 to 7 days. Completely empty. That means you enter fat burning mode. The fourth leg of the relay.

But why does this strategy work before a splurge feast?

HOW DOES THIS GLYCOGEN DEPLETION PREVENT YOU FROM GAINING WEIGHT WHEN YOU DOWN YOUR HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS? 

When your body has entered the last leg of the relay, that means your glucose and glycogen storage tanks are empty. You completely emptied the carb molecules from your blood stream, muscles and livers. And because they are empty, they can be filled up.

The reason we fear those high calorie, high carb meals is because we fear they will end up on our hips or gut. And if they’re going to our hips, it’s because there is nowhere to store that extra glucose except in your fat cells. Since you primed your body with strategic carb depletion, that high carb meal you are eating will get stored immediately in your bloodstream and the spillover will go to the liver and muscles. And since all three banks were completely empty, there is tons of room to hold all of those carbs you are taking in! That means none of those carbs get stored in your fat cells.
No restriction on your splurge meal and no weight gain. A win-win for you! And a win that isn’t a myth or a legend.

Perfecto.

Now let me give you a few warnings about how to make the most of this strategic carb depletion.

No, this diet will not cause pulmonary hypertension, shortness of breath, restlessness, dry mouth or dizziness – those are the warnings from those garbage diet pills.

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But there are a few considerations you need to know before diving into this plan:

1. Strategic carb depletion is not your traditional low carb diet.

When many people think “diet,” they think about restricting. They cut out high fat foods and often greatly reduce their protein! Instead of eating healthy fats and proteins, they pick chemical laden products that are promoted to be “low carb.” Trust me, a chicken breast is lower carb than those “low carb cookies” you picked up at the store. Just because it isn’t advertised as low carb doesn’t mean it isn’t! Don’t cut out the wrong foods.

2. Many people on the low carb craze constantly hop from diet to diet.

They are constantly in a state of perpetual low carbness, but never fully reap the benefits. If you constantly jump from low carb diets, you need to give your body a break before you start strategic carb depletion. This strategy works best if you used after a few days of healthy eating with a moderate amount of healthy carbs included! You can’t be a perpetual low carb, yo-yo dieter and see the true effect of strategic carb depletion.

3. And the biggest warning – don’t strategically deplete your carbs for longer than 7 days.

In a plan like this, where your carb intake is very low, more is definitely not better. It only takes 4-7 days to deplete your glycogen stores. And this strategic depletion should only be used right before a big cheat meal, holiday feast, or other celebration of high calorie and high carb foods. This strategic carb depletion is like hitting the reset on your metabolism. And that should only happen a few times per year! Depleting your carbs all week just to binge drink on the weekend is not going to help you keep the weight off!

Despite these warnings, Strategic Carb Depletion is easy to follow. But most importantly, it works. It will prepare your body for the big meal you don’t want to miss.

BUT HERE’S THE SECOND PART OF PREVENTING THAT WEIGHT GAIN. 

And the second part happens POST splurge.

Now that you filled up your glycogen stores with the feast, you have to deplete them quickly. Because if you continue to splurge on more carbs, the spillover is going to go straight into your fat cells. And that takes you right back to the first leg of your race.

In order to quickly deplete your glycogen stores, you can attack a density training workout.

After 4 days of priming your body, emptying your glycogen stores and then splurging to you heart’s desire, density training is the fastest way to eliminate that glycogen again.

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DENSITY TRAINING 

is a form of training that increases in intensity.

Let’s set up the workout.

Take 3-5 exercises to form a circuit. Instead of completing a certain number of reps, you are going to set your timer. You are going to work your booty off to get as many reps done in that set time frame as you physically can! Get ready for Set 1 with a decent amount of weight and start busting your butt. Then record how many reps you got done.

Time for Set 2. In order to increase intensity, you are going to add a schmidge more weight to this round. But the kicker, you have to work even harder to get more reps than you did in Set 1. That’s right, the exercise is heavier but you still have to do more!

And for a real swift kick in the backside, add a Set 3 with even more weight and get even more reps!

This is density training (in a quick and dirty nutshell).

And this form of training is incredible post splurge.

As is obvious, lifting heavier weights and completing more reps requires a lot of extra effort. And that extra effort will blast through some calories and fat. It’s one of the best fat burning workouts you can do.

So why does this work after downing a high calorie meal?

The answer, my friend, is excess post exercise oxygen consumption. Let’s just call that EPOC for short.  EPOC is responsible for the “afterburn.” For how many calories and how much fat you burn after your workout is over. And density training produces a high volume of EPOC response. That means that you keep burning calories and fat for up to 36 hours after killing your workout! That could be an extra 1000 calories gone after you’re done sweating!

Goodbye splurge meal weight gain!

If you are ready to get started now,  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR SPLURGING SUCCESSFULLY! This guide will walk you through how to earn that cheat meal and then burn it quickly.

The legend is true. You can eat what you want without gaining weight. You just need to be strategic.

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