Simple diet 'trick' to burn more body fat | Element 5 Fitness

Element 5 Fitness is located in Kirkland. - Contributed
Element 5 Fitness is located in Kirkland.
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Are you aware that your diet regimen might be conditioning your body to hold on to more fat?

Got your attention? Great, allow me to briefly explain a wonderful, but confusing fat loss hormone called Leptin. And then I’ll share with you a fun little “trick” that our clients have implemented with huge success.

On a typical diet there’s a restriction of calories. Doing so causes leptin levels to plummet, triggering starvation mode. Leptin sends a signal to your brain to eat, but to eat voraciously to store more fat, because it thinks your body may need it.

The vicious cycle of restricting calories will basically turn you into a fat-storing zombie, and leave you scratching your head, wondering what the hell happened to your body.

Okay, so here’s the fun trick to turn you back into a fat-burning machine (if you’ve been on a typical diet).

Have a cheat meal, once a week. Whatever you’ve been craving the whole week, have it. You can have ANYTHING you want for this meal.

However, I suggest you don’t binge eat and make yourself sick. It’s important to be strategic about this cheat meal and STOP when you’re full.

Strategically planning a cheat meal will spike your leptin levels naturally. Doing so will allow leptin to send the correct signal to your brain that “everything is okay” and tells your body to start releasing and burning fat FREELY.

In addition, you’ll also want to make sure that you have plenty of carbs since research suggests that leptin levels and carb intake are closely linked to opening up your fat burning pathways.

That’s all there is to it, provided you do it correctly. This trick may just be the golden fat-burning ticket your body has been looking for.

So if you’re serious about taking control of your health and fitness, then make sure you take advantage of your FREE fitness consultation where you’ll receive information on how to get fit and trim that’s tailored to your body.

Rommel Acda, CSCS, MATT is the owner of Element 5 Fitness in Kirkland. Call 425-823-4400 or go to to schedule an appointment.


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