My trusted colleague Craig Ballantyne has a little article for you below about his tested “morning ritual” which he’s proven to work with 1000’s of his clients (yes, BOTH men and women) for getting in amazing shape, and the basis of his method takes only 6 minutes per day (the trick involves both nutrition AND exercise as he’ll explain below)
Enjoy this fun and simple 6-minute “morning ritual” to a leaner body!
The 6-Minute “Morning Ritual” That Burns Fat ALL Day Long
By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Fitness expert for Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines
Most people, at one point or another, have struggled to lose weight with long, slow and boring cardio exercise.
You’ve spent hours on the machines each week, for months at a time, only to get no results – and nothing but sores knees and a lighter wallet from wasted gym fees.
You need a different approach, one that uses a breakthrough in exercise science and delivers a workout that is 7 times more effective than cardio. Fortunately, this does NOT involve long, intense workouts (like those TV infomercials promote) that hurt your knees and back.
And this method doesn’t require expensive exercise gadgets.
Instead, this amazing system reverses your body’s natural aging, tones trouble spots and blasts through stubborn fat loss plateaus. How? By activating and restoring your body’s natural fat burning metabolism.
I’ll reveal this new 6-Minute Method to you in a just a second, but first, if you’re still skeptical, you need to see the three biggest reasons that cardio FAILS FOR FAT LOSS.
The Triple Threat of Cardio
There are 3 major reasons why cardio hasn’t worked for you.
In one study published in the journal Obesity, subjects did an hour of cardio 6 days per week for one year.
You know what happened?
The subjects lost only 5 pounds – in an entire year! That means it takes over 50 hours of slow, boring cardio to lose just ONE pound.
Even worse, they didn’t lose 5 pounds of fat. They lost water weight and muscle too. When you burn muscle instead of fat, your metabolism slows down to a crawl. That means MUCH LESS fat burning. That’s reason #1 that cardio is terrible for fat loss.
In a 2nd study, this one from Britain, researchers discovered that many people actually GAIN weight from cardio. How?
Well, cardio turns some people into “compensators” that eat an extra 300 calories per day because the workouts make them more hungry. The compensators in this study gained 3 pounds after a 12-week cardio program. YIKES!
Finally, in a third study, researchers at the University of California found that ALL cardio machines overestimate the number of calories you burn in a workout. The elliptical machine was the worse, overestimating your calorie burn by a whopping 42%!
No wonder you may be struggling to lose weight with long, slow and boring cardio.
However, there is a MUCH better way to lose fat and it takes just 6-minutes in the morning. This simple system will help you burn fat ALL DAY LONG, even while you sleep.
In the first four minutes you activate your body’s fat burning furnace. After you’ve completed this Super Charged session, you’ll spend the next two minutes regenerating your body’s fat burning hormones.
The key is in the balance between Activation and Regeneration. This is the secret to blasting through stubborn fat loss plateaus. It doesn’t matter if you have 5 or 50 pounds to lose, you can use this amazing 6-Minute system to do it.
Here’s how it works…
Minute 1: Ignite the Fire
You’ll start with a simple movement pattern. The first 10 seconds activates your metabolism and cranks up your fat burning. These movements are a lot more fun than slogging away, over and over again, on a treadmill.
Right from the beginning you’ll FORCE your body to burn stubborn fat.
Minute 2: Trigger the Thermogenic Threshold
Between 60 and 90 seconds, your muscles start to pump out massive amounts of signaling compounds – think of it like your car releasing exhaust when you step down hard on the gas.
These powerful little compounds tell your body to release the metabolic “super-hormone” that burns 450% more FAT.
When you do cardio, you NEVER release this powerful hormone.
Minute 3: Feed the Fat Burning Fire
At this point your body starts tapping into its glycogen reserves. This is like grabbing some extra firewood and throwing it on top of the fire you already started. Guess what happens next?
Your body’s fat burning furnace gets even hotter and you’ll burn WAY more calories. This also sets you up to burn fat after you finish this short workout.
Minute 4: Afterburn Activated!
In the fourth and final minute of your metabolic movement session, you’ll max out your fat burning for the ENTIRE DAY. Here’s why:
• You’ve ignited your metabolic fire in the first minute
• You’ve released powerful fat burning “super-hormones” in the second minute
• You’ve tossed extra fuel on top of your fat burning fire in the third minute
• You’ve “switched on” your fat loss afterburners in the fourth minute.
You can consider this “Fat Burning Mission Accomplished” because your body will be burning fat for the next 48 hours. Awesome right?
This Afterburn is the MAGIC behind a special form of training that lets you lose more weight while exercising much, much less.
Minute 5: Regenerate the System
Your “movement” session is over now. But now you’re going to take your results to the next level. In the next two minutes you’re going to boost your fat burning with a delicious recovery meal.
This simple meal takes just 2 minutes to make but is the key to getting the fastest results possible.
Minute 6: Fat Burning Locked & Loaded for 48 Hours – Even While You Sleep!
As you enjoy the boost of energy and kick-start your daily fat burning, you’ll see how simple and easy this 6-Minute System is to add to your day.
Finally, nothing will get in between you and the body of your dreams.
This amazing method is the key to overcoming all the fat loss obstacles in your life and is a proven blueprint for losing the belly fat without giving up time with your family, friends or career.
And here’s the final beauty of this system: it doesn’t require any equipment.
You can do these 4-minute miracles anywhere, anytime, including in a hotel room, the park, and of course, the comfort of your own living room or bedroom (many folks just wake-up and exercise right away in their pajamas).
It’s the perfect way to start the day because you’re setting your body up to burn fat for a full 48 hours. The amazing “6-Minute Morning Ritual” method starts working immediately and you can expect amazing results.
I’ve been studying health and fat loss for more than 15 years. And this is my most important discovery yet.