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Lose Those Last 10 Pounds With This Simple Diet “Trick”

Everyone faces it at one time or another…The dreaded fat-loss plateau. That’s when things are going great, you’re making progress and then BAM! — your body leaves you scratching your head, wondering why it won’t budge that last little bit.

Today, I’d like to give you a fun little “trick” that works with your body’s biochemistry. This trick helps get your body moving in the direction you want it to… a fitter, trimmer YOU! Ready to say goodbye to those last 5 or so stubborn kilo’s that won’t come off?

Great. Let’s get started…

The key to losing that last bit of fat has to do with a hormone called leptin. Right now, you’re probably thinking, “lepti-what?”

Let me explain.

Leptin is a fairly recent discovery as far as hormones go (it was first discovered in 1994). It’s main job function is as a “starvation hormone.” Basically, when you’re body senses it’s starving, leptin kicks in. It sends a signal to your brain that tells your body to be VERY hungry and start eating like a bear. It also lets your body know that it needs to hang on to fat at ANY cost. So the majority of the calories you eat are then programmed to go to fat storage during this “starvation” phase. Once your body reaches what it thinks is equilibrium, leptin tells your brain to stop eating and stop storing fat. Then it shuts off — only to be awakened once starvation mode kicks in again.

So leptin acts kind of like a fat “thermostat.”

When your body senses it’s starving and it’s not getting enough calories like it’s used to getting, leptin kicks in to make you hungry and get you to eat. Once you’ve had enough, it shuts off and tells your brain to give you the “full” feeling. Now here is how it’s responsible for stalling your fat loss efforts…

When you’re dieting, the calorie deficit causes your body’s leptin levels to plummet, triggering the starvation mode. It then sends the signal to your brain to be hungry and hang on to fat at all cost… (do you see where this is going)? So your own body is working against you — especially if you’ve been dieting for a while and reached a plateau.

How do you break it?

You have a cheat meal, once a week. Eat ANYTHING you want for this meal. Hamburgers, fries, pizza, ice cream… whatever you’re craving. Now, don’t make yourself sick. Don’t binge eat. Eat plenty, but when you’re full, stop. Cheating like this raises your leptin levels naturally. Leptin then sends the signal to your brain that everything is “a-okay” and allows your body to start burning fat freely again.

Also, make sure your cheat meal includes plenty of carbs. Research suggests that leptin levels and carb intake are somehow closely linked together. By eating plenty of carbs, you ensure that your leptin levels rise naturally. So there you go. The simple act of cheating and having whatever you want once a week could be just what you need to lose that last little bit of stubborn fat!

And stay tuned, because later this month I’ll be sending you ANOTHER diet tip that’ll raise your leptin levels so you can melt fat off like butter. In fact, it’s the secret behind how many top fitness models and bodybuilders are able to get such fantastic results.

 

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