When the eyes look down upon the body, for many people it always remains a delirious view. A bulge that blocks the line of sight to the feet that also breaks mirrors in frustration. This might have always lead to trying out various excerices and diet plans on how to reduce it. But mostly they’ve all resulted in failure. The reason would always because the problem isn’t properly understood so as to choose the proper diet.
The most common advice is to do cardio and run miles every single day. After days and weeks of running, the legs tiring themselves everytime crying out in pain while the heart decides to suicide by jumping out of the body. The hardwork the body put in will of course have its good effects, but when the change is not being felt or seen which happens to be the most common case, it has got nothing to do with the type of exercise or workouts done but the food. The culprit behind all these is nothing but
The term “calories” is the most talked term out there. It is true that when calories consumed is lesser than that of calories burned a change happens over the body in the form of weight. But fat would still remain. The weight that burned would be muscle and body mass. Removing carbs from the diet would be the best plan.
The body generally gains energy from two sources. Carbs and fats. The glycogen (Chemical term for carbs) providing the fuel as the primary source of energy and fats serving as the secondary. Picture this.
- There are two tanks. The fat is the bigger tank and above it is the comapratively smaller glycogen tank.
- The glycogen tank gets filled up due to carbs intake.
- Excessive intake of carbs leads to a spill-over or overflow of glycogen into the bottom fat tank.
- This would add to the filling the fat tank apart from manual consumption of fatty foods.
- More amount of fat stored, more energy but at the same time more groggy and bulkier look for the body.
This would probably give an idea of what exactly has to be done.
- Cut the carb intake totally.
- Every time when cardio or HIIT (High intense interval training, will be talked in detail in later article) is done, the body consumes the carbs as fuel for energy.
- When there is no intake of carbs and more workout, the body starts to slowly deplete the carb tank off glycogen.
- Hence there would be no spill over, and this process continued untill the carb tank is totally depleted of glycogen.
- Once this happens, the body searches for another source of energy as it is not depleted of glycogen. So it comes to the fat tank.
- Keep the workouts consistent and going so that now, the body utilizes the fat as its source of energy. This is where actually the real fat burning process starts.
And doing this on a regular basis for a few weeks to months which depends on the body type and varies between people, all the fat can be burned. Then the body looks lean and gains definition.
Stay tuned to know what and how to eat to maintain the body after reducing fat. This would be the second problem, as the mind goes out of control and wants to have all the tasty food in the world.