One of the most startling realizations in modern health is that the consumption of fat isn’t actually what is fattening about your diet. While fat has more calories per gram than most carbohydrates, it is actually the consumption of carbohydrates and sugars that causes fat build-ups to form.
Nevertheless, if burning fat is the goal of your diet, it is important to know how the body actually does so.
Fat burns because insulin is low
The body relies on carbohydrates for energy and generally has two states when it comes to the management of energy: the fat-storing state and the fat-burning state.
When there is an excess of carbohydrates, we are forced into the fat-storing state. The carbs are converted and stored as fat for future use. When you consume carbohydrates, the body produces insulin, which is the hormone responsible for converting these carbs into energy and fat.
However, insulin interferes with the functions of another hormone: leptin. Leptin is responsible for the feeling of satisfaction you get after you have sufficiently provided for your body during a meal. With less exposure to leptin, you are more prone to overeating, especially if your diet is high in carbohydrates.
As such, most diets involve lowering carb intakes in order to produce less insulin. When less insulin is produced, the body begins burning its fat stores for energy.
Ideally speaking, a diet should keep you in the fat-burning state, which is best triggered by a low-carb, high-fat diet. This lowers the body’s insulin and allows for the better reception of leptin. As such, you end up satisfied with smaller meals, and your body uses the excess fat in your system to power itself.
A good butter coffee can help with this
Butter coffee is a simple recipe anyone can make. It provides the fat intake needed to trigger the burning of fat, and it is also a delicious way to go about it.
This drink is made by pouring coffee, a pat of high-quality butter, and about a tablespoon of coconut oil into a blender. You may add ice for that delicious smoothie effect. Blend for thirty seconds, and enjoy.
You can also add cacao powder, along with a splash of peppermint extract, if you prefer a delicious mocha. A quarter or half-tablespoon of vanilla can also make for a great vanilla butter latte.
Whatever your preferences may be, make sure to do your research before adding an ingredient as it can compromise your diet. It is also important to remember to consume this drink only in moderation.
Finally, before embarking on any diet or major lifestyle change, consult a medical professional, so you know that you are going about your healthy lifestyle the right and safe ways.
For whatever reason, it is always a good thing to lay down the beginnings of a healthy lifestyle. Lowering your carbohydrate intake and churning out a daily cup of butter coffee is a great and delicious way to start. It can make your body operate more efficiently and helps you achieve that look you’ve always been hoping for.
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