By Shaun Hadsall
CPT and Creator of 4 Cycle Fat-Loss
If you really want to burn an insane amount of fat WITHOUT obsessing over food all the time, or constantly being cranky and irritable because you feel restricted, OR worrying about eating too many calories and carbs every stinkin’ day – then you need the right strategy.
After all, who WANTS to deal with the pain and suffering of dieting down all the time?
It’s like taking a power drill to your head day after day after day.
Ok…maybe it’s not THAT bad. But close!
If you’re anything like me, this is what causes you to automatically associate misery and undesirable sacrifices with losing weight and burning fat.
We can daydream about our leanest body all day long, but the bottom line is:
Extreme dieting takes all the fun out of it.
And even if you’re one of the millions of people that has radically damaged and altered your metabolism from years of inconsistency, eating unhealthy or yo-yo dieting…
It’s Really NOT Your Fault.
You see, although there are thousands of weight loss plans that work, they’re specifically designed to be temporary. A short cut. A quick fix. That’s why over 95% of people who “diet” gain all (or more) of the weight back within about one year of losing it.
After all – what’s the first 3 letters of the word DIET?
But – what if there was a way to make fat loss easier to stick with and enjoy? What if you could strategically eat carbs and cheat foods as your best fat burning friend and rid diets from your life – forever?
Well believe it or not, you, me, everyone has astounding fat burning potential just waiting to be tapped.
It’s NOT about genetic superiority or luck of the draw.
It’s about the strategy.
And when you uncover how to use food Macro-Patterning™, you’ll see how you can easily make stubborn lower abdominal fat your primary “go to” energy source without old-school “dieting”.
Simply put, it’s an enjoyable solution to getting your best body while fixing your broken metabolism.
But first, it’s crucial to understand that there’s a specific pattern to how your body responds to food intake so carb cycling can work on your body properly.
It’s called the 72hr/48hr (reserve/conserve) Adaptive Response. We go into greater detail about how to consistently overcome “Adaptation” in the 4 Cycle Solution (4CS).
Just remember that your body is always trying to evaluate and adapt to how much energy you’re taking in (calories and macro-nutrients) vs. how much energy your expending (burning off).
So in many ways, your body is the ultimate survivor…
To survive, your body has to keep the amount of energy it takes in and the amount of energy it expends in balance. The secret to conquering the fastest fat loss possible is to manipulate where your body gets its energy, and trick it into using fat as its energy source.
Remember, the minute your body thinks you're on a diet, it will do anything and everything it can to hold on to as much fat as possible because it knows you're going into starvation mode.
Your brain will send the rest of your body a signal to conserve energy for the coming dry spell. That means it shuts down body temperature, reduces the absorption rate of food, and slows down your metabolism, all with the intention of storing more fat so it will have plenty of energy "just in case."
But that’s where food Macro-Patterning™ comes to the rescue and provides a long term strategy to help you overcome the obstacles that BLOCK your fat loss…
Today I’m going to uncover the most powerful way to FORCE your metabolism to reset itself so it can consistently find and burn fat on a daily re-occurring basis.
I call the Holy Grail of healing a broken metabolism – Advanced Depletion.
Is YOUR Metabolism BROKEN?
Here’s THE healthiest way to create a short term MASSIVE calorie deficit and achieve extreme fat loss – All while FIXING your broken metabolism…
Before you body is primed and ready for calories surpluses like carb loading, re-feeds, cheat foods, and strategic bingeing - you have to FIRST teach your body where fat is (so you can burn it).
Structured carb depletion will create an environment for both instantaneous and long term fat loss while priming your body for a healthy calorie overload.
Remember, it’s mandatory to have your body ready in order for things like cheat days to work properly.
And when you plan this out and time it properly, the next time you tear up the buffet line or rip into that next pizza, you’ll be facilitating the fat loss process instead of blocking it.
And even though this lifestyle is all about making fat loss more enjoyable through cycling carbs, there are times where short-term, extreme, low carb tactics are a necessary evil. And for a GOOD reason.
Advanced Depletion can serve several powerful purposes:
1. It’s one of the fastest ways to drain the body of carbohydrate stores and/or muscle glycogen.
2. Shuts off the body’s dependence on sugars.
3. Lowers glucose and helps level and stabilize blood sugar to create an aggressive fat burning environment.
4. Reprograms and fixes your metabolism to teach it where fat stores are readily available for energy needs.
5. Primes your muscles and hormones to “want” and “need” more carbs.
6. Creates a MASSIVE short term calorie deficit for extreme fat loss.
Additionally, properly applied carb depletion “sets up” your metabolic foundation for the Macro-Patterning™ lifestyle to work properly.
Most depleting strategies are far from easy, but IF timed and applied properly, it’s like hitting the “reset” button on fat loss.
The Problem: Abuse
The problem is that most people end up abusing this strategy; as a result, they end up forcing rebound weight gain.
Here’s a quick example. For EVERY gram of carbohydrates you consume, your body holds about 3 grams of water. Read that last sentence once again so it sinks in please.
So even if you use a trendy, low carb diet (you know the ones I’m talking about) and deplete on unhealthy foods, the scale might trick you into thinking that you’re losing a bunch of weight…and you are.
BUT – it’s water weight, NOT fat.
Sorry. You’re just dropping a bunch of water.
But what if you could make most of that water loss mean fat loss instead?
Well, you can if you understand how to deplete the RIGHT WAY.
3 HIDDEN Secrets of Advanced Carb Depletion
Most people think carb depleting is simple. Just count carbs. This ends up being a trap, and it’s one of the many reasons the majority of folks never sustain their weight loss after depleting.
Unless you understand these 3 hidden secrets…
1. Depleting with the right foods
Many times people automatically associate low carb or depleting with high fat, greasy foods or other unhealthy fake low carb diet snacks that are loaded with nasty hidden fillers and obesity additives.
The food combinations and choices you make while depleting makes ALL the difference. It’s critical to use proper nutrition and try to use all natural whole food choices as much as possible. Protein shakes are fine, but nothing gets results like real healthy whole food with the proper timing, combinations, and portion sizes.
2. Depleting at the right times
If you’ve already low-carbed yourself to death or been on the diet yo-yo, you should definitely take a diet break and eat a balanced amount of regular healthy foods for at least 3 or 4 weeks before attempting any of these tactics.
On the other hand, if you’ve eaten high carb or just plain unhealthy for any length of time, you’re probably in a perfect position to take full advantage of the power of structured advanced depletion.
Remember from the last update, when you consume carbs the wrong way without Macro-Patterning™, you’ll most likely fall victim to the dreaded fat spillover syndrome.
Kinda sounds like a plague or something – doesn’t it? Well, it can be if you’re not strategic about your carb intake.
3. Depleting for the right durations
When it comes to depleting, more is definitely not better. In most cases, you should rarely ever deplete for more than 1 or 2 days a week. However, there are specific times within a carb cycling plan where it’s advantageous and necessary to strategically deplete for a week or two at a time in a strategic sequence.
For example, we’ve created one of the most powerful Advanced Depletion Meal Plans on the planet. It’s usually one week in length. We call it, “The 7 Day Diet” and it’s the only time I actually LIKE to use the word “diet”.
This plan meets all the body’s needs to preserve lean muscle while simultaneously resetting all your metabolic triggers – creating some ridiculous fat loss. I’ve had dozens of clients lose anywhere from 8 all the way to 15 pounds in ONE week using this plan.
I’m not saying this will happen week after week. That would be impossible (and unhealthy). But wouldn’t it be one helleva jump start?
And as you can see from the chart below, after only 4 days of lowering carb intake to just 40%, glycogen levels are lowered significantly. When depleting, you’re only consuming between 15 and 50 grams of total impact carbs for the day, so you can do major depleting damage in just a day or two.
That’s why depleting for the proper durations and carb loading on specific days at specific times to avoid the adaptive response is so important.
Additionally, it’s huge psychologically. After you’ve applied proper depleting for a given period of time, it’s nice to know you have the reward of eating your favorite foods right around the corner.
That’s the real carb cycling advantage. Sanity. TOO much Carb Depletion can make you lose you mind…
HOW You Can Heal The Damage
Is advanced carb depletion easy? NO. Is it worth it? YES.
Even though it requires some sacrifice, it actually becomes really fun when you understand how properly apply structured re-feeds, carb loading, and cheat days.
This will be your ultimate weapon of physical and psychological fat loss warfare when you learn how to apply them properly.
So there you have it, an introduction to Advanced Carb Depleting. The Holy Grail of healing a broken metabolism and achieving short term rapid fat loss. As you can see from today’s article and video, this is NOT just about lowering or depleting your carbohydrates.
You’ll only see incredible results from using this tactic by using the right foods at the right times for the right durations. It’s ALL in the approach.
Initially, advanced depletion seems like it can be a big pain in the ass, but remember to focus on the reward. You might have to sacrifice initially, but then you can start cheating and adding all your favorite carbs back into your plan.
Plus, if you’ve EVER dieted really hard, been up and down on the scale from yo-yo plans, or you’ve been living and eating kind of unhealthy, the likelihood of your metabolism being severely damaged is VERY high.
Don’t forget. THIS is how you can heal the damage.
Remember, your body is not a one cell amoeba. It’s a Rubix Cube.
You have to implement the right strategy to solve the fat loss puzzle once and for all. It’s not quick fix or a diet…it’s a solution.
And when you synergistically combine Macro-Patterning™ with Advanced Carb Depleting, along with Strategic Cheating, you’ll finally experience how fun fat loss can be.
Remember, fitness and fat loss = ultimate productivity and fulfillment in ALL areas of your life. THAT’S why I’m so passionate about sharing this way of living with you!
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