What is metabolic syndrome?

Nearly 34 percent of American adults suffer from metabolic syndrome, also known as MetS or syndrome X. The condition causes the body to store food as fat rather than burn it for energy— the main reason our body needs food. Carbohydrates and simple sugars are the most problematic for individuals with MetS, and even highly active people who are diagnosed aren’t immune to this fat-storing problem. That’s partially because MetS is linked with insulin resistance.

The hormone insulin is responsible for shuttling glucose into cells to be used as energy. Insulin receptors on your muscles operate under a lock and key system: The insulin docks in an insulin receptor, turns the key, and lets the sugar into the muscle. But with insulin resistance, the hormone doesn’t open the door. People with MetS can’t get sugar into their muscles as efficiently as someone without the condition.

When muscles can’t use this sugar, it has to go somewhere else, so it gets shuttled away and is stored as fat.
How can I burn fat that’s already been stored?

The Fat-Burning Machine program requires strategically eating the right carbs at the right time to kick the body into burning fat rather than storing it. Foods high in sugar should be eliminated from you diet, but the Fat-Burning Machine differs from other popular diets because bread and dairy are permitted, and users can enjoy plenty of healthy fat.

One key to this method is avoiding certain carbohydrate-laden foods in the evening. Taking this step allows your body to access stored fats overnight and effectively use that fat as fuel. Combined with exercise, these nutrition strategies can help accelerate weight loss.

Best of all, recent research suggests higher-fat diets are better than low-fat diets at helping participants lose weight and improve health markers, and the Fat-Burning Machine program reflects this idea.

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