This post deals clarifies why we get fat and how to get rid of fat and bad cholesterol.
Please be aware people who are lean may just as easily have high cholesterol – and regardless of your size, cholesterol in itself is not all bad – read on to find out more than perhaps your doctor tells you:
What is human fat?
Human fat is made up of 3 elements – Carbon (77%), Hydrogen (12%) and Oxygen (11%).
The chemical formula for Human Fat is actually C55 H104 O6 – it may vary a little with regard to the number of Carbon or Hydrogen atoms but the Oxygen atoms always remains the same.
Elemental composition of C55H104O6:
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How do we get fat?
This may seem a strange start to answering the question, but when you have purpose in life then you want what you do to be as perfect as possible (what has this to do with fat?)
Lean, strong and healthy:
Purpose is underpinned by a feeling of safety and trust – either in yourself or those close to you. Purpose leads to creativity and often leads to a feeling of wellbeing. A feeling of wellbeing often leads to people having more energy. People with purpose and energy tend to rest and sleep well and they also become more interested in maintaining this feel good feeling. This then promotes more exercise and a more balanced eating lifestyle. It leads itself more naturally to people being lean, strong and healthy – so having a clear purpose has a lot to do with lifestyle decisions – and this impacts on fat!
All this leads to having positive thoughts about yourself; this will create your natural body that flows with who you are – hence the saying you are what you eat – and you look like you feel!
Be Super deal with how to achieve harmony between your thoughts, your emotions and your physical body – all of this is related to your nervous system (activation and prolonging of the PNS – Parasympathetic Nervous System is crucial for harmony and balance) – and it may be achieved with VFP#0-Coherence.
People get fat and obese because they have no purpose and do not know who they are or what they want – they are drifting in life and not taking control of their own present and future.
People also get thin for these reasons (but this means you can look lean and almost perfect and still be unhealthy). The most important consideration is not how you look, it is whether you have optimal health and balanced hormones – not whether you are fat or thin.
So, on a more scientific basis what unbalances our hormones to make us fat?
The following video provides a more graphic insight into how we get fat:
This video clarifies that too much sugar can make us fat and also mess up our hormones.
The following video provides more insight into how significant our hormones are:
VFP#1-LiCrON / Regeneration – The LiCrON eating lifestyle provides all the insights and solutions you need to get rid of fat, balance your hormones and become super fit.
How to get rid of fat:
Principle – eating, using the LiCrON protocol (Low Insulin Calorie Restricted Optimal Nutrition), impacts 80% on the benefits compared to any type of exercise which will only benefit you by 20% (if at all). Exercise is most beneficial for health and fitness but not for weight loss – only nutrition (what you eat, when you eat and how you eat) will significantly impact on weight loss.
Upper body fat – often caused by overeating and inactivity; Get rid of it by reducing sugar intake and carbs and by undertaking more aerobic exercise (especially HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training) – you will lose the fat through breathing harder (when you breathe hard you are removing fat through CO2); and through sweating (when you sweat you are removing fat through water). The LiCrON protocol and VFP is the lifestyle guide that supports all this.
Lower abdomen fat – often caused by stress, depression and anxiety; Get rid of it by relaxing, meditating and simply breathing out the carbon dioxide and smiling. Also take the beneficial elixirs such as those from Superfoods4u and tonics such as green tea. The LiCrON protocol and VFP is the lifestyle guide that supports all this.
Lower body fat – often caused by excess carbs and gluten in your diet; Get rid of it by exercising against a resistance – by going up hill or against weights – generally exercising using your big upper leg muscles. The LiCrON protocol and VFP is the lifestyle guide that supports all this.
A bloated stomach – is often caused by excess carbs and alcohol; Get rid of this by undertaking The LiCrON eating lifestyle combined with Intermittent Fasting as they are perfect for balancing your hormones, reducing your calories and giving you more energy to use on exercise.
Lower body fat including lower legs – often caused by vascular problems and hormonal inbalance; Get rid of this by reducing sodium / salt intake and reducing the overall calories – Use The LiCrON eating lifestyle combined with Intermittent Fasting as they are perfect for balancing your hormones, reducing your calories and giving you more energy to use on moving rather than sitting down.
A large stomach and a fat upper back – often caused by general inactivity and lack of good sleep – Get rid of this by undertaking The LiCrON eating lifestyle combined with Intermittent Fasting as they are perfect for balancing your hormones, reducing your calories and giving you a longer and restful sleep.
With VFP we focus on being slim and strong rather than on losing fat because it will have better results. However, for those of you who wish to know more about fat and optimal health, please read on.
Fat is made up of triglycerides and cholesterol.
Triglycerides and cholesterol are separate types of lipids that circulate in your blood. Triglycerides store unused calories and provide your body with energy. The actual cholesterol is used to build cells and certain hormones. Because triglycerides and cholesterol can’t dissolve in blood, they circulate throughout your body with the help of proteins that transport the lipids (lipoproteins).
Good and Bad Cholesterol:
What is cholesterol and where does cholesterol comes from?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance which is made in the body by the liver; but is also found in some foods. It plays a vital role in how every cell works and is also needed to make Vitamin D; some hormones and bile for digestion. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of getting heart and circulatory diseases – but you need to jndestand why and what you can do about it – a natural solution is better than taking stations for life!
Understanding HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol
Cholesterol is carried in the blood attached to proteins called lipoproteins. There are two main forms, LDL (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein).
LDL cholesterol is often referred to as “bad cholesterol” because too much is unhealthy. HDL is often referred to as “good cholesterol” because it is protective.
Removing LDL from the blood, as with The LiCrON eating lifestyle, would be a highly effective and balanced approach to reducing bad cholesterol whilst maintaining good choleseterol ( and maybe a better alternative than statins), or alternatively, eating foods that contain no saturated fat or cholesterol would also reduce bad cholesterol – such as a vegan diet.
HDL cholesterol absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver, which flushes it from the body. HDL is known as “good” cholesterol because having high levels can reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke. The LiCrON eating lifestyle also provides HDL.
What are triglycerides?
Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood.
When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly “easy” calories like carbohydrates and fats, you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia). The LiCrON eating lifestyle helps with balancing your hormones and removing tryglcerides.
What’s considered normal?
A simple blood test can reveal whether your triglycerides fall into a healthy range.
Normal — Less than 150 milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL), or less than 1.7 millimoles per litre (mmol/L)
Borderline high — 150 to 199 mg/dL (1.8 to 2.2 mmol/L)
High — 200 to 499 mg/dL (2.3 to 5.6 mmol/L)
Very high — 500 mg/dL or above (5.7 mmol/L or above)
Your body should only contain approx 1 teaspoon of sugar for 8 pints of blood (thats all the blood in your body) and this is normally stored in the liver, furthermore, it can be produced from protein and even fat – so you do not have to consume any sugar at all to provide the glucose your body needs.
The LiCrON eating lifestyle that utilises pathways such as Intermittent Fasting and Intermittent Ketosis are excellent ways to reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides because they encourage your body to use fat for energy and this burns them up. This is different to eating sugar and Carbs for energy because when you burn carbs / sugar / glycogen for energy, then your fat is stored and your cholesterol and triglycerides remain and build up.
The LiCrON eating lifestyle provides solutions for high cholesterol levels and these may be shown to your Doctor or Nutritionist to avoid having to take statins etc.
Where does your fat go when you lose it?
So – the more you exercise ‘correctly’ the more carbon dioxide you will remove – this insight should also give you an idea of how much exercise you would need to undertake to ‘breathe out so much fat’. However, YOU WILL NOT BURN ANY FAT IF YOU ARE USING GLUCOSE FOR ENERGY – you will only burn fat if you are using fat for energy – simple!!
Maximum fat loss however, may be gained by consuming less and allowing your body to burn up the fat all by itself – this is a much faster and easier approach – and it is the basis of The LiCrON eating lifestyle.
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