Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Why You Have A Fat Ass And What To Do About It!

Apologies for the bluntness of the title but I wanted to get your full attention.

So you’ve tried quite literally everything to get rid of it but nothing seems to shift that stubborn body fat from around your buttocks and thighs. Frustrating isn’t it especially when you eat healthily and always perform squats and lunges in your workouts. You’d think this would be enough to keep your butt in check wouldn’t you? I guess you’ve just put it down to genetics right? Well sadly it’s not. In this article I am going to address the reason why you have fat in this area and what to do about it, and to be honest it’s really easy to get rid of! (And no, it’s not doing MORE butt work in your training plan).

I must stress again though that this information does not apply to you if you are overweight. A normal Elimination Diet plan alone will see great fat loss results for you. This is for those of you that are generally already lean but have stubborn body fat and cellulite around the buttocks and thigh area.

Ok so what causes leg, arm & bum fat?

Any kind of stubborn leg, bum or arm fat can be put down to poor liver function. Your liver is struggling to detox estrogen properly and the fat cells from this part of your body have become more receptive to the hormone estrogen (hence why there’s more fat in this area).

Here’s how it works:

Your liver produces a hormone called “Sex hormone binding globulin” (yep, bit of a mouthful!) which is basically released into your system to help clear out any excess estrogen from your bloodstream. The liver is also responsible for removing toxins and chemicals from our diet but what happens is, that when we overwhelm our liver with toxins from things like sugar, wheat, dairy, processed food and alcohol, the liver can’t do its main job, it spends ALL its time dealing with all the toxins and chemicals and therefore can’t produce optimum levels of “sex hormone binding globulin” anymore.

With nothing to effectively ‘clean up’ the excess estrogen, your body has no choice but to dump it into your fat cells and the bad news for you woman is that you unfortunately store more fat in the lower body than men do.

So now that we understand what’s causing you to have a fat butt, legs or arms, or maybe it’s a combination of all 3 let’s talk about how we can sort it:

1) Start a toxic removal diet plan

The first thing you’ll need to do is start a 21 day toxic removal plan to allow the liver time to detox all the toxins and chemicals from your diet. All wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and processed food will need to be removed and you’ll need to drink plenty of fresh clean water to help flush out the toxins quicker. Regular saunas will speed this process up as well. The detox will help your liver go back to doing its original job (which is to produce sex hormone binding globulin).

Eating plenty of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale & cabbage will help to detox your estrogen more effectively. All these vegetables basically have high levels of indole 3-carbinol in them. Estrogen binds with these foods and is then excreted out of your system.

2) Supplement with indole 3-carbinol

The problem with trying to get the right amount of indole 3-carbinol JUST from food is that you’d have to eat a HUGE amount of vegetables just to get the required amount for it be to be effective, which is impossible.

Supplementing with indole 3-carbinol can be considered if you want to detox estrogen more effectively although your diet needs to be 100% nailed if you want to see results. Remember, you can’t out supplement a bad diet, you need to remove toxins first before you start supplementing with this. If you can’t clean up your diet first then this won’t work.

Depends on how badly you want to get rid of that stubborn leg & bum fat I guess? If you’re 100% committed to getting rid of it then this is how it’s gotta be for you.

3)Get a good night’s sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep between the hours of 10 and 6 will help repair your body but more importantly will help balance out your hormones so that you’re not so “estrogen dominant”. Get to bed by 10:30pm and get at least 8 hours sleep.

So there you have it, getting rid of that stubborn leg & bum fat is EASY, it just depends on how badly you want it. If you’re truly serious about it then follow the 3-step plan above to the letter and you will be well on your way to some sexy thighs and a pert ass! Bu only if you’re 100% committed. So what’s it to be?

Fat ass or pert ass? You decideeeeeeeee

Here’s to a fat free zone,

Sam Winkworth

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