There’s fat in sweat. Fat liberated from the cells by aerobic exercise is used as fuel *and* eliminated through the skin as a component of sweat.
There’s also fat in feces. Flavonoids in fruit increase the fat content of poop.
Caloric theory that says you’ll burn 500 calories in 45 minutes of running, creating a daily caloric intake deficit that over time will lead to loss of pounds of fat.
If you’re relying on this math, you’ve probably already given up.
The Good News
Caloric theory ignores the metabolic reality of fat liberation and elimination. The math is correct in terms of energy consumption only, but wrong in terms of weight loss and fat loss.
Aerobic exercise has a greater, cascading effect on fat than just energy use.
As you continue to exercise in a particular session, your stomach contents (fruit, ideally) is consumed, and the body starts liberating fat into your bloodstream. When this happens, it’s like you’re regained your initial stake at the gaming table and you’ve started playing with the “house money.” You’re winning. You’re getting rid of deadly visceral (or “organ”) fat.
Fruit helps in the fat liberation process. Flavonoids and citrus oil act as solvents on body fat, helping open fat cells and release lipids into the bloodstream, where they reduce appetite, increase available energy, elevate mood, and are consumed as energy. Excess fat in the blood is either used, eliminated through the skin and bowels, or stored again.
Aerobic exercise is most effective when you prevent the last thing from happening. You don’t want your liberated fat to go back into your fat cells.
If you eat sugar or drink alcohol, it will. Immediately. Sugar (or alcohol, which metabolizes quickly to sugar) becomes the most available immediate energy source given priority in use by the body. The fat in the bloodstream is instantly redundant, and is stored again.
So much for the metabolic benefits of your aerobic workout! You’ve just lost at least half of the benefit. Your fat loss stops immediately.
If you let the fat stay in your bloodstream, fat loss will continue for many hours after the workout.
Protein is the best thing to consume after a workout. Your muscles need recovery and rebuilding fuel, and your blood sugar needs to stabilize. An unsweetened protein drink, or nuts, or eggs, fish, meat, or cheese will help your recovery.
Fruit, given its water and fiber content, doesn’t count as “sugar,” even though it might be sweet – but the best time to eat it is before the workout. Its high water content keeps you hydrated, and the flavonoids and citrus oils open your fat cells.
Sticking with proteins and vegetables after a workout will seal the deal. Your body will get what it needs to recover while you get the most out of your workout.
When it comes to aerobic exercise, the longer you stay in the “house money,” the more fat you eliminate. Train for endurance. The ability to run for an hour or more gives you the ability to lose fat at will.
Forget “carbo-loading.” Fruit is better.
Sugar is deadly toxic, especially the government-subsidized high-fructose corn syrup.
You heard right.. the government subsidizes the most deadly ingredient in manufactured food. The pharma companies love them for it!