Let’s talk about energy.
We all wish we had more of it, right?
Well, the truth is, we have MORE than enough of it. It’s called FAT!
Fat is stored energy. It’s our most primitive evolutionary adaptation for survival.
When food is not available and energy is needed we tap into these fat stores to provide it.
The only problem is, we live in an era (or country) where we can get food whenever we need it. So instead of being starved of energy, we keep dumping energy in with little coming out, by comparison.
Simple math says this is a bad scenario.
But let's keep the conversation squarely on energy for now and leave the fat-loss talk for later.
Our bodies can only store upwards of 2,000 calories of glucose at any one time. The moment these levels start dropping too low the alarm goes off and you begin craving more glucose in order to re-up the supply.
If someone is carrying 30 lbs. of body-fat they would have 107,820 calories available for energy. Of that only 3-12% is considered essential fat depending if you're a male or female, respectively.
A normal or "healthy" body-fat range is 8-15% for men and 13-24% for women.
Using 30 lbs. as the example and taking the high-end of these BF recommendations—a man would only need approximately 4.5 of the 30 lbs. and a woman 7.2 lbs. The rest is just stored energy.
Once you’re accessing fat-for-fuel it’s GAME ON! You can literally go hours without the slightest drop in energy and any and all mental fog will disappear.
Do this and get ready to experience new levels of productivity, at work, at home, and in the gym!
Posted on 02/16/2018 at 02:36 PM