Muscle burns calories even when it isn’t engaged in lifting groceries or propelling you up a long set of stairs. It’s more metabolically active than fat is, requiring more calories just to sustain itself on your skeleton. The secret to staying lean as you age is to build muscle through resistance training. We’re not talking about bulging bodybuilder muscles. Just firm, toned, attractive muscle. You can do it by using body-weight-only exercises or exercise bands or by lifting weights. Studies have shown that total-body resistance training actually targets visceral fat. In one study at the University of Alberta, researchrs found that people who performed a high-intensity resistance routine along with their cardio lost more than four times as much belly fat as cardio-only exercisers.
4. Lift and Resist Slowly
When doing resistance training, mix up your workout by adding what’s called a “”tempo exercise”” to boost the fat-burning benefits of the routine. Tempo exercises, where you lift weights using slow, steady movements, condition your body to burn more fat, according to a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
How to do it: Lower the weight for 3 seconds, then take 3 seconds to press it up, without pausing in between. This can help boost your number of mitochondria—the parts of your cells that use fat to create fuel. The more mitochondria you have, the more belly fat you’ll burn. Make sure to target all of the major muscle groups: arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back, hips, and core using this technique at least once a week.”
I’m Mary. And I tried it all.
Atkins, Southbeach, Nutrisystem, Weight watchers, Jenny Craig.
And I even listened to that silly baseball guy who talked about the shakes on TV for all those years.
And yet, since I had my second daughter at 28, I haven’t been able to lose any weight…
Well, maybe a few pounds for a little while but then it all comes roaring back when I stop whatever gimmick I’m on that month.
You should’ve seen me in my college days. I was tall, slim and had been blessed by the good lord with an hourglass figure that always turned heads.
Hey, it’s how I attracted my husband Tom!
But after Andrea was born… I couldn’t get back down to my normal 130. I’m 5 foot 7, and that was always a great weight on me.
Yet I’ve spent the better part of 20 years pushing 220 pounds.
Then one sleepless night, I stumbled on a Reddit post on how to lose weight effectively.
The post was written by John Barban, a fitness trainer and nutrition expert to the celebrities.
What was so interesting about this post was that John wrote about how he had suffered from uncontrollable weight gain after turning 40— even though he was “the one” celebrities went to whenever they had to lose weight and get fit for a role.
But all his knowledge and experience didn’t matter, no matter what he did, he was not able to lose weight.
So for two years, he dedicated his time and energy to finding a solution to the root cause of his weight gain and to fix it once and for all.
And he finally found it!
The biggest revelation from John’s findings was that age and genetics didn’t play a part as to why men and women in their 40s, 50s and even 60s don’t lose weight.
Instead, they were all gaining uncontrollable weight because of shallow sleep syndrome.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re getting 8 or even 10 hours of sleep a day, if you weren’t in a state of deep sleep, the resulting hormonal changes make sure your body stores fat and throw your fat burning cycles out of whack.
At that moment, it dawned on me that it wasn’t my fault that I could not lose weight.
All of the things I thought I was doing right, all the advice I’d receive from health professionals – starving myself, running until I ached, eliminating carbs, yadda, yadda, yadda — they weren’t really helping me because I wasn’t fixing the root cause of weight gain.
All that time and effort, not to mention thousands of dollars down the drain…
Because I was fed lies by these so called health professionals who merely helped me treat and mask the weight gain “symptoms”…
While all this time, I wasn’t getting the deep sleep I needed causing my body to gain more and more weight.
Can you believe that?
John continued to explain that with only some minor changes, no matter your age, shape or size, you can overcome shallow sleep syndrome and restore your body’s natural ability to burn fat.
John then shared a list of ingredients that you should eat before going to bed, which will help your body get into a state of deep sleep while working overnight to melt away fat.
He also explained that the natural ingredients will also make you feel more energetic, help restore healthy hormone levels, reduce fat storage and stop your uncontrollable food cravings— and at the same time helping to support a healthy heart, brain and joints.
I read what John wrote again and again and jotted down everything I needed to do to fix my weight problem.
Despite John showing a “before” picture and an “after” picture of himself from a couple of months ago, I was skeptical, especially when John called what he did a “2-minute ritual”.
But I owed it to myself to at least give the ingredients a try.
And I was desperate to try anything.
I immediately began eating the ingredients John provided and followed the other steps he’d share in his post.
You won’t believe what happened next!
In a single week, I lost 9 pounds and could really see the difference right away. My hips seemed slimmer and my jeans started to loosen up.
So I kept following John’s advice and I actually lost 67 pounds total in the next 5 months!
I’m not down to 130, but at my age and for my height, I think 145 is pretty darn good.
I look amazing in a sun dress and I feel 20 years younger… and to tell a bit of a secret… Tom can’t keep his hands off me!
Since then, I have found out that John made it his mission in life to share this healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
John’s discovery has made such a big impact on my life that I would regret it if I did not share his presentation with others.
Imagine waking up every morning full of energy and loving what you see in the mirror…
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free…
And imagine feeling good and living your life without obsessing about every single calorie you eat…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch John’s presentation and finally have the solution you need to lose weight and take full control of your life once and for all.
The consequences would have been disastrous had I not have stumbled across Adrian’s discovery.
I would never be living the life of my dreams right now.
And I would have continued to gain more weight and be inundated with a whole set of chronic diseases including heart-attacks, diabetes and chronic joint pains.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally saved my life.