Most Diets Use The Wrong Principles For Attempting Weight Loss

Fat burning is a big problem because of so many myths and misconceptions about belly fat burning. There are two major fuel sources that the body uses – stored sugar and fat. The Fat burning hormones trigger the fat in the body which is then absorbed by the fat enzymes and release ketones (which is an efficient source of energy). Fat making hormones trigger the storage of sugar and convert sugar into fat. Most people are burning sugar which then converts to glucose and not burning fat which they wish to lose. This page comprises a number of videos from Dr Eric Berg who uses real physiology understanding to help thousands of people lose weight efficiently, quickly and fairly easily.


In the next part of the video, Dr. Berg discusses about the single most important factor that determines whether a person burns belly fat or sugar.

Insulin is a hormone is the single control factor. Insulin even in a smaller amount can stop burning belly fat. Sugar (which triggers Insulin) has to be zero in order to burn fat fast. Ketosis is the healthiest state to be in which is when fat is burned for for the heart, brain and all cells. For Ketosis, Carbohydrates have to be less than 5-10%, Proteins should be 25% and Fats should be 65-80% in a daily diet.

Ketosis should ALWAYS be done with ALL the facts, and knowing how to handle anything that comes up. It’s vital to understand the nutrition that needs to bee kept in balance, the fluid amounts, the amounts of carbs, fats and proteins, and the types of these macronutrients with regards to your body type.

The first thing people say when hearing they need to increase their healthy fat intake, they immediately show concern about cholesterol. However, there is a perpetual myth about cholesterol being bad for our body’s which needs to be corrected. Cholesterol is an essential hormone for the maintenance of our cells, hormones and brains. Here Dr Berg explains where the myth came from.


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In this video, you’ll learn the two types of fuel (glucose and ketones). Ketosis is the breakdown of fat. Ketones are more efficient than glucose and puts out more energy. Insulin must be kept to close to zero. Dietary fat must be raised considerably.

How to Burn the Most Fat

There are two hormones. There is one that triggers fat burning and the other trigger fat storing. In this video, Dr. Berg discusses how to trigger the fat burning hormone by eating certain foods in your diet. To help increase your metabolism, we have made a herbal and nutritional supplement called BURNMagic to help you increase those growth factors.

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Over the past 8 years, Dr Eric Berg has summarized all the fat burning foods for women and men as they do differ slightly because of estrogen. There are two sets of hormones, ones that burn fat and the other set that makes or stores fat. Fat burning foods could also be called belly fat burning foods, since stomach fat must be released through hormone triggers.


Interestingly, the fat making or storing hormone triggers are dominant, which means in their presence, all 6 fat burning hormones are nullifies. In a medical physiology book called Guyton’s Physiology, used by all medical students, there is an important reference to the ABSENCE of carbohydrates that trigger fat burning. Many people only focus on what to do but ignore what to avoid.


Refined carbohydrates like sugar, honey, breads, pasta, juice, etc. all will severely shut down any chance for the fat burning hormones to work.

Dr Berg has listed the fat burning foods on the above chart and more importantly listed the fat making foods as well.



Realize that there are varying degrees of protein concentration. In other words, the top fat burning foods, especially for protein is eggs and fish and left out the types of protein that are low quality like soy and even chicken. The challenge with excess chicken is the way these animals are treated, even the so-called free range chickens. Factory farmers may have a door in the barn, which provides a chicken to roam, yet this doesn’t always mean chickens will. Having thousands of chickens in a barn with no sunlight or fresh air will affect the quality of meat you eat.


Ketosis and The Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet and Fat Metabolism
A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. A ketogenic diet trains the bodies metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This nutrition plan has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation. This leads to improved muscle development and fat metabolism.

In this video, Dr. Berg talks about keto and intermittent fasting and will give you a big overview. There are many parts of the program that you need to know about. Following are some Ketogenic diet resources and an app for your phone:

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*How to transition from your current eating to intermittent fasting slowly.
*Understanding what keto really is (low carb, mod. protein and higher fat)
*Adding fat at the meal to go longer and not being hungry.
*Adding greens (salad), which are nutrient-dense providing all sorts of nutrients, esp. potassium to rid hunger and help heal insulin resistance.
*Insulin resistance (high insulin) is behind most health problems, esp. your waist.
*Constipation can come up if you are not used to certain types of vegetables like kale so be aware of this and switch it up. It could also be that you need more potassium.
*Fatigue could come from low salt. On a low carb diet, you need to increase your salt (sea salt) to 1 teaspoon.
*Other effects from keto can be easily remedied by adding more minerals (potassium) and B-vitamins (nutritional yeast).
*If you cheat on this program, you will notice the next day will be off in a way you are hungrier and craving more – just get back on the wagon. When you start going to 2 meals and then 1 meal, some people really stuff themselves, and overload the digestive system, esp. with too much fat and they end up with right shoulder pain and bloating – this is too much for the gallbladder.
*Also add lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to your liquid to help prevent the build up of uric acid (gout, kidney stones) for those who are susceptible.
*It is not true that your thyroid needs carbs. In fact, you body will be more efficient on this plan and the need for thyroid hormones will be less – this is normal.
*Your cholesterol may go up temporarily because your fat cells release it – this is what we want. Just stick with it and things will come down eventually.
*Lastly, when you eventually get into autophagy (cellular recycling), you’re cognitive function, memory, skin, weight, heart will all greatly benefit and plus – YOU’LL BE SAVING MONEY – from not eating so frequency – these are all the reasons WHY it’s worth it.


What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is a state in which the cell receptor for insulin is downgraded or blocked. So the receptor is resisting insulin. It’s kind of like right now if I had ear plugs and you’re talking to me I would be resisting your communication.

When you resist the communication of insulin, you don’t get the feedback loop. If insulin is ignored this sets off some highly negative effects in the body. If the insulin does connect with the receptor, it signals back to the pancreas which releases insulin to lower blood sugar.

Insulin resistance blocks the receptor so that we have no feedback loop going on. So the pancreas gets a little angry and confused and increases insulin more in an effort to be received. But increases insulin to 5 to 7 times the amount of normal insulin release. What happens is that THAT ultimately creates more insulin resistance.
Over the years, what happens is the pancreas gets burned out and you will no longer be able to produce insulin. That’s diabetes type I. Type II is insulin resistance. The following 3 videos explain the role of insulin in health and in weight loss.



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