How Does The 3 Week Diet Work?
Today we are going to answer the question, How Does The 3 Week Diet Work?
To answer that question I am going to give you a little bit of information about the science of weight loss. Also a quick bio about Brian Flatt, the creator of the 3 Week Diet. And how he used his knowledge to come up with this rapid weight loss system.
Let me get started by telling a little about Brian Flatt and his back ground. Brian is a graduate of San Diego State University. Graduating with a degree in Biology.
In the early 90’s he decided that he wanted to get into the health and fitness industry. So he went on to become a nutritionist and a professional fitness trainer in Southern California.
Brian has work with actors, models, and athletes for years helping them stay trim and in shape. He has read and researched hundreds of publications, books and nutrition plans and systems. All of which helped bring him to the point of creating the 3 Week Diet.
So now you know something about Brain and his back ground so we are going to now move on.
On To The Science Lab!
Our ability to gain or lose weight is largely controlled by our biological make up as humans, and the way our bodies process different foods and nutrients.
Those different foods and nutrients have an effect on the hormones that our bodies release. Causing different chemical reactions that either allow us to burn the energy we consume. Or store that energy for later use.
There are two things I want to focus on here today. The first thing is insulin and what it does, how it helps us survive, but also how it crushes most dieting efforts. The second thing is metabolism and how it helps to sustain us and keep us functioning.
Insulin – The Double Edge Sword!
Insulin is a major factor in whether we gain or lose weight, and you need to understand what it does in order to understand the approach that Brian has taken in regards to weight loss.
When we eat sweet or starchy foods and carbohydrates, our blood sugar skyrockets in a hurry. This triggers the pancreas to release insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin’s job is to get our blood sugar levels back under control, and return them to a normal level.
Insulin does it’s job by moving the sugars out of the blood stream and distributing to our muscles and to our liver to be used as energy. Or by storing that sugar into our fat cells. So insulin is vital to our existence because that high blood sugar, also known as glucose, can become very dangerous for us, possibly even fatal.
So insulin is very important to our survival, and that is why people with diabetes have to take insulin injections to maintain their livelihood.
The problem with insulin is that is is a storage hormone. And high levels of insulin in the blood stream will reek havoc on your weight loss goals. High insulin levels force your body to store instead of burn energy. Causing us to gain weight rather than lose it.
Hopefully you now have a good understanding of insulin and its role in our life, and in the “battle of the bulge”(fat that is!). Now we will take a look at metabolism and its role here.
Metabolism – Your Internal Furnace!
Our metabolism also plays a major role in whether we gain or lose weight. The primary job of the metabolism is to provide us with the fuel we need, when we need it, to keep us functioning properly. Our metabolism works through a series of chemical reactions within the body which breaks down our food into nutrients that we can use.
In this process the sugars and carbohydrates are broken down into glucose. Fats are broken down into fatty acids and proteins are broken down into amino acids. After these have been broken down the nutrients enter the blood stream to be distributed through out our body to be used as energy or stored for later use.
There are two main processes within our metabolism. One is for the building of cells and muscle. While the other is destructive, turning nutrients into energy.
Anabolism: There are three primary functions found here. First is the building of new cells. Second is for repairing and maintaining tissue, and lastly is energy storage for future use.
Catabolism: The primary function here is to break down nutrients to be used as energy by our bodies. It immediately delivers use the fuel we need to go about our daily activities.
These two process do not work at the same time, and they are regulated and balanced by our bodies.
So How Does The 3 Week Diet Work?
Now that we have a better understanding of metabolism and insulin we can get into how the 3 Week Diet works from here. This weight loss program is quite simple to follow along with. However it will take dedication and commitment on your part to achieve the success you are looking for.
The 3 week Diet works, in part, on the principals of lowering the insulin levels in our body, and keeping them low, and increasing our metabolism turning it into a fat torching furnace.
While on the 3 week Diet system we will restrict carbohydrate consumption to stop the body form adding to the fat cells that we have, while also forcing it to burn off the fat we already have stored away.
We will also cut back on the fats you eat. Cutting down to only the essential fatty acids, or good fat. So that the body has to use stored fat instead of dietary fats, or the fats we eat, for the energy we need.
Serve Up The Protein
Then we will increase the proteins consumption to protect our lean muscle as well as to keep our metabolism fired up and cranking. these few steps alone will have us dropping weight in no time.
Proteins take a lot of energy to digest, so you naturally burn more calories digesting them, causing a thermic effect, or burning more calories. Proteins also keep us full longer so we will be less likely to stray from our diet and goals.
You miss 100% of the goals you don’t shoot for!
So to sum it all up. We will restrict the foods we do not need. While we increase the foods we do need. Resulting in lower insulin levels and a revved up metabolism.
The final pieces of the puzzle are to also increase our water consumption to aid in flushing the used up fat out of our bodies. Then throw in the workout plan to increase the energy we are burning, faster depleting those fat stores and adding lean muscle.
It’s Time To Wrap It Up!
Well ladies and gentlemen, there you have it! In a nut shell you now know how insulin works, how our metabolism works for us and how the 3 Week Diet works to deliver rapid weight loss in just 21 days!
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