By: Shaun Hadsall CPT and Creator of
As a fitness professional, I'd say that well
over 90% of the questions I always get from
most people is, "How to get rid of this
stubborn lower abdomen fat"...or the
lower "pooch belly" syndrome.
almost all conventional "diet" plans
that claim to accomplish this goal use foods
that "turn off" our fat-burning
genes, which forces your body to burn sugars
and carbs, INSTEAD of fat.
Not only that
- people who try these trendy low carb diets
claim rapid weight loss don't have ANY knowledge
of whether they're losing water and muscle,
or burning fat.
Here's a powerful
example. For EVERY gram of active carbohydrates
you consume on a daily basis, your body will
hold nearly 3 grams of water.
Read that last
sentence once again quickly so it "sinks"
So if you just
cut carbs, 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
Now you can
see how and why almost every person who tries
to deplete carbs ends up messing up their
metabolism and forcing rebound weight gain.
But what if
you could make most of that water loss mean
fat loss instead?
Well, you CAN.
just have to make sure that you deplete carbs
with the RIGHT foods, at the RIGHT times,
for the RIGHT durations.
And that's where
my new 4 Cycle Fat-Loss provides the perfect
This is a carb
cycling system that breaks down the "science"
of burning lower abdomen and belly fat into
a simple one week nutrition technique called,
The 7 Day Carb Depletion Diet.
Here are 3 methods
I uses to deplete carbs and create a short
term MASSIVE calorie deficit and achieve extreme
fat loss WITHOUT damaging your metabolism
or suppressing the hormones that burn fat.
1. Try to consume zero starches or fruits
for 3 or 4 days in a row during the week.
This will help
accelerate glycogen depletion and get your
metabolism ready for the weekend fun. This
should equate to a total of 25 to 50 impact
carbs for the day. Consume protein in every
meal to help increase satiety and keep your
body in an anabolic high-energy fat-burning
your body to burn a ton more belly fat by
using this approach a just a few days of the
2. Increase your fats and double your servings
of green cruciferous veggies on deplete days.
When you lower
carbs you'll automatically need energy from
other sources. Friendly fats and cruciferous
veggies should be your go to macronutrients
to help provide this needed energy.
Some good examples
to use are extra fish or krill oil, olive
oil, coconut oil, grass fed butter and small
amounts of raw nuts for fats -- spinach, kale,
broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and cabbage
are great choices for extra veggies.
This will help
provide all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals
necessary to maximize fat-loss during the
carb deplete. It will also help you with appetite
the veggies I listed above contain a unique
compounds that help control bad estrogen inside
the body, which will indirectly lead to more
3. Double your daily water intake on deplete
days and the day after a food binge.
I know this
technique isn't appealing or "sexy",
but it works.
And most folks
simply underestimate how effective proper
hydration can be for UNDOING the damage of
over-eating, getting rid of post weekend carb
bloat and facilitating other metabolic processes
that burn fat.
you cheated this past weekend you'll be holding
almost an extra 3 grams of water for every
gram of carb you consumed. So if you had a
few slices of pizza, some bread and a bowl
of ice cream we're talking an extra 700 to
1000 grams of water sitting under your belly
So here are
a few fast fluid facts to help you understand
how water can help you look and feel leaner.
First, the more
water you "give" your body, the
less it will hold onto. So if you feel like
you're holding water or bloated - drink MORE
It will help
you look and feel leaner.
A good rule
of thumb is to consume 60 - 70% of your total
body weight in ounces of water on your carb
deplete days. So if you weigh 150 pounds then
you should be shooting for 100 to 120 ounces
of water minimum.
Now you can
clearly see why a short-term, science based
low carb approach can work - big time. But
make sure you don't abuse the carb deplete
day strategies above or they'll backfire -
just like exercise and cheating more is NOT
That's why Shaun
created the 7 Day Carb Depletion Diet. To
make sure you're depleting carbs for rapid
fat-loss the RIGHT way. So when you'll literally
feel your lower belly fat start shrinking
in as little as 3 or 4 days.
And best of
all, you'll "prime" your body to
accelerate your fat-loss even FURTHER with
the Macro-Patterning Cycle on the second
week by purposely eating MORE carbs.
All you have
to do is pick up Shaun's 4 Cycle Solution
System at HALF off to celebrate it's new release
and the very next time you tear up the family
buffet or eat too many pieces of pizza, you'll
be facilitating the fat loss process instead
of blocking it.
So you'll visually
see your belly get flatter in only 7 days
when you combine this sequence with his 7
Day Carb Depletion Diet (Cycle 1 of the 4
All in only
ONE short week.
7 days of your FASTEST fat-loss ever with
the 4 Cycle Solution