The Ultimate Fat Burning Strategy

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fatburningstategyThe basic scientific truth that no one seems to talk about is that your body has two energy sources it can choose.
To keep the science lingo to an absolute minimum – I refer to these 2 primary energy sources as sugar and fat.
Ultimate you have a choice to burn fat or burn sugar – as a primary source of your energy.
It is a choice you make through the way you choose to:

  • Think about life
  • Train and experience movement
  • Eat and feed your body, mind and spirit

Technically you will always be burning sugar and fats at the same time – the real question is what is your PRIMARY or dominate source of energy.

Fat or Sugar?

When I work with my clients I ‘m always talking about fat-burning or sugar-burning as though they are exclusive and I will do that throughout this website for the sake of convenience.

But, please take note what it really means – when I say you are a Fat Burner, what I am saying is that your body’s favorite type of energy is FAT!

Naturally, the next question is how do you know if your body is burning sugar or fat?

Well, technically you can always go to an exercise physiology lab using scientific analytical equipment – but that simply is not practical.

Ideally you should be able to complete a self-check or scan and establish a sense of what fuel your body is burning.

An effective skill to learn is to listen and understand your body’s messengers.

According to fitness & nutrition expert Caroline Smith, these “metabolic messengers” can give you clues about what energy source you are using.

During exercise there a specific:

  • Auditory
  • Visual
  • Breathing

pattern clues that will tell you exactly whether you are burning sugar or fat.

The real advantage of training your body to burn fat is being able to do so at rest or any time after you exercise.

This is the component that is often missed by advocates of high intensity training.

They often speak of ‘metabolic activity’ after exercise and point out that the more muscle you have the more calories you burn.

What they don’t say is what kind of calories do the muscles burn during rest? Is it fat or sugar?

Without the science lingo I will attempt to give you a story about what happens with high intensity training and your metabolism.

It is true that you will burn more fat and total calories per exercise session if you work at a higher intensity.

But the real question for weight management is:

– What is the total number of calories burned in each day?

– What is the main source of energy during exercise?

When you train at high intensities you utilize your sugar stores for energy.

And when you do that, you need to feed your body sugar to replace these emergency energy stores in your muscle and liver.

When you finish your workout your body will be craving sugar, so you feed it sugar –

  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Gatorade
  • Powerade
  • Powerbars
  • Balance Bars

are all sugar based foods and drinks that people commonly use during and after a high intensity workout.
And when you eat sugar, you set up a vicious cycle “sugar begets sugar”! When you eat sugar you need to keep on eating it!
Imagine all the insulin that pumps into your body every time you eat sugar. Is there any wonder that Type II diabetes is such a problem in America!

“Go Hard or Go Home” and “Faster and BIGGER is Better ! 

These are the North American cultural messages about exercise and they are dangerous!
Do you know what insulin does beside regulate your blood sugar?

It promotes fat storage of the extra sugar that you do not need. Then you add the high intensity stress component and increase cortisol release for even more fat storage.

So, what you have is a recipe for fatness!

Many of my clients complain that they exercise and exercise hard, but never seem to loose the fat! This is why – they are caught in the FAT – TRAP induced by a body craving sugar as its fuel.
Okay, let’s return to the post high intensity exercise scenario I was describing above…

…the next day you repeat – you rush to the gym, complete a high intensity exercise routine, and feed the body sugar.

What do you think a fat burner supplement will do for a sugar burner?

A Sugar-Burner’s body is completely confused – a fat supplement is working against the way you are training your body!

The Father of American Geography

By Samuel Phineas Upham

William Morris Davis was born in 1850 to a Quaker family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Harvard, graduating with a Masters in Engineering, and is often referred to as the “Father of American Geography”. Davos became interested in the intersection of meteorology and geography, and he studied both at the same time.

Through his work, scientists are able to clearly see the meterological event and the corresponding geographical affect. Without this information, we would understand far less about concepts such as soil erosion or mudslides.

Davis also studied many aspects of nature, including how weather affected the wildlife and fauna around him. Eventually, he took his expertise back to Harvard where he became an instructor.

His cycle of erosion, created in 1884, defined the method that rivers helped to create and define land masses. It was critical for its time, but is simplistic by today’s standards.

Davis was able to successfully show how the rivers flow, and how different sections are formed over time. He became intensely focused on the effects of water to the landscape, especially precipitation. He documented how river runoff contributed to other bodies of water, and created land masses.

Davis became intensely involved with the National Geographic Society during his later years, and penned a great many articles for them. In 1904, Davis formed the Association of American Geographers, which occupied a great deal of his time. He was married three times throughout his life, but he never strayed far from his work. He died in California in 1934, at the age of 83.

About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his LinkedIn.

The Top Selling Soccer Jerseys Today

Every die-hard soccer fan owns a series of their favorite teams’ soccer jerseys. When you support a club, there’s something spiritual about that jersey that you wear on game day that affects the outcome of the match. It’s more than just the belief that your support can become a tangible motivating factor for your team, it’s also the pride that you bear with confidence. Here are some of the top selling soccer club jerseys today.



One of the powerhouses of Europe, Chelsea has a total of 4 league titles, a Champions League title and 7 FA cups on their resume. Their ascension has led to a growing fan base that furiously follows their team on their road to victory. When the team was purchased back in 2003, mixed expectations were quickly met by strong play styles and a championship mentality that ceases to quit.


With some of the most popular names in the entire league on their roster, Barcelona is the first club to have its clubs jerseys break in to the millions sold category. This isn’t surprising as their remarkable 23 league titles make them one of the most established and worn teams today. Sporting a distinct color way and design pattern, it isn’t hard to recognize Barcelona’s jerseys, even at a distance.

Manchester United

One of the all-time biggest clubs in England, Manchester United have won 20 league titles and sells over 1.4 million football shirts per year. Although their recent struggles have found them clawing their way through their competitive schedule, they still remain an iconic franchise that their fiery fan base practically worships.

Real Madrid

Tied with Manchester United, the Real Madrid soccer club, nicknamed Los Blancos, is the richest football club in the world. Their immense success has led them to 32 league titles. Not to mention their 9 European Cups is the most of any team ever. That’s quite the accomplishing feat for this club. Their fan base also boasts the largest number in the world, which isn’t surprising as their soccer clothes and jerseys remain on the top of the charts.

The Bottom Line

Although these soccer clubs are housed countries away from each other, they remain a global impact on jersey sales. If you ask any avid soccer fan, they’ll probably tell you the same as what’s said on this list. Soccer is not just a passion, it’s also a culture. With this growing game becoming more and more impactful on today’s society, don’t expect there to be any drops in sales anytime soon.