What’s going on guys! It’s Thomas DeLauer, your lead nutritionist over at SixPackAbs.com and the creator of Science Based Six Pack Intermittent Fasting Program: http://go2.sixpackshortcuts.com/SH3SV
So today I want to talk about why you need fat to burn fat…specifically dietary fat. Here’s the thing: you may be thinking that I’m going to start talking about the ketogenic diet, but I’m not.
0:25 I’m talking about why specific fats help out something known as adiponectin. Adiponectin is a protein hormone responsible for regulating glucose levels as well as the breakdown of fatty acids.
You see, when we have body fat, that allows the production of adiponectin. What adiponectin does is stimulate the breakdown of adipose tissue (body fat).
However those with a lot of adipose tissue, such as those who are overweight, actually produce less adiponectin…making it hard to actually burn that fat. However, if you can allow the release of adiponectin, you are able to get rid of body fat easier.
1:30 Studies have shown that monounsaturated fatty acids are fatty acids that have one double bond in the fatty acid chain, and protect against cardiovascular disease, as well as increase the amount of adiponectin…so it unlocks your body’s ability to use and burn fat.
Here’s another interesting thing:
High consumption of omega-3 fatty acids actually triggers specific liver enzymes that allow your body to produce adiponectin even more.
Additionally, the consumption of fats helps with satiation…helping you feel fuller, quicker, and cutting back on the consumption of calories.
Now I do have one very important rule for you to follow: do not combine high-glycemic carbs with fats. These high-glycemic carbs would be things like sugar and rice cakes.
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