Friday, May 6, 2011


By Jeff Anderson

There’s been a lot of debate over the past several years about what works best at burning fat – “low fat” diets or “low carb”.

Well, when you look at how your body developed over thousands of years, we didn’t eat a “grain-based” diet.

We lived on plants, unlucky animals, and nuts.

In other words, proportionately, fats were higher on our intake list than grains were.

In fact, research has shown that reducing the amount of “dry carbs” you consume can have amazing results in returning your figure to its original cave-dwelling splendor.

One earlier study that had subjects follow a low carb or a low fat diet found that the low-fat group lost an average of 14 lbs…

…while the “low carb” group lost an average of 26 lbs!

One reason for this difference and great results is in how you stimulate a specific protein located in your cells’ mitochondria called UCP (or uncoupling protein)

This protein diverts “free energy” to be burned up as fuel rather than be stored away as body fat.

When UCP’s are turned on, there’s an increase in heat production and resting metabolism.

Yes, that means that you can burn fat WHILE YOU’RE DOING NOTHING!

But there are some key factors that go into triggering your body’s UCP for an all day fat burn.

Here are some easy-to-follow tips that will ramp up fat burning fast:
Fats That Trigger Fat Burning
In order for UCP’s to be stimulated, it’s extremely helpful to have availability of fatty acids within your diet.

Research has shown that adding the following fats to your diet, stimulate UCP’s to ramp up their fat burning efforts.

In order of effectiveness are:

1.Palm Oil
2.Olive Oil
3.Omega 3′s
4.Safflower and Sunflower Oils
5.Meat, eggs, and dairy
As you can see, you don’t necessarily need to increase your meat consumption.

I always prescribe 4 “servings” of fats each day to keep UCP levels stimulated.

Caffeine Increases UCP Activity
Your resting metabolic rate can be increased as much as 30% by increasing your body’s levels of norepinephrine.

Caffeine is a powerful stimulant of norepinephrine and can increase fat mobilization and the UCP burning process.

And here’s a bonus…

A cup of coffee is actually LOADED with more antioxidants than blueberries!

Muscle + Brown Fat Tissue = Fat Burning
The type of UCP that’s most useful for fat burning is primarily located in your muscle tissue and to a slightly lesser degree, in your body’s “brown fat tissue”.

This means that by stimulating your muscle tissue through exercise, you also stimulate a metabolic turbo boost through your UCP activity.

If you don’t include some sort of resistance training in your exercise program, think again.

I like bodyweight exercises best for this purpose.

Also, I have a 27-second “weight loss trick” that stimulates UCP activity in brown fat tissue.

Yep…all it takes is 27 seconds!

You can see exactly how to do it when you watch this short video @

Put these scientific strategies to work for you and watch the pounds practically melt off of you!