Ask Covert: Effective Weight Loss & Social Failure/Victory

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“What are the most effective weight loss solutions?”

The absolute best way to burn fat is to switch to a ketogenic diet, which chemically releases stored body fat so it can be used as energy.

I’ve been on keto for over a year. I have 11% body fat and tons of energy. What could be better than that?

I have butter in my coffee every day, I eat super dark chocolate every day, and I add bacon grease to whatever I want. It’s a ridiculously delicious diet!

PLUS, keto works in a way that keeps you from being hungry – the number one point of failure for dieters.

Here are the main points:

  1. Keto shifts your body’s dependency away from carbohydrates and sugar.
  2. Keto shifts your body’s dependency to fat, which is a much cleaner and more efficient fuel source.
  3. All carbs are converted to sugar inside your body before they can be used as energy. When you eat carbs or sugar, your body releases insulin to remove glucose from the bloodstream.
  4. When you have excess insulin in your blood, your body doesn’t release glucagon. Glucagon is the hormone that mobilizes and releases stored body fat so it can be used for fuel.
  5. If you stop eating carbs and sugar, you’ll have more glucagon and burn more fat.
  6. When your body can access stored body fat, there’s no reason to send out the hunger hormone (ghrelin).

Here’s some more information:

The Ketogenic Diet: Ultimate Low Carb Diet For Weight Loss (And Much More) – Covert Body

009: Simple tips for success on a ketogenic diet. – Covert Body


“For most of history dieting to lose weight would have seemed insane. Is it a victory or a failure for our society that we have progressed to the point were we have so much food that dieting is a multi-billion dollar industry?”

Wow, what an interesting question. The short answer? It’s definitely a massive failure.

There are quite a few things to think about here. Firstly, I like the way you said dieting would have seemed insane in the past. Because dieting is just the counterbalance to an unhealthy lifestyle.

When you lead a healthy lifestyle you don’t need any kind of counterbalance – you’re living in a way that’s already balance so there’s nothing to fix.

That being said, American culture has created an unbelievable propensity to spend money on an expensive “cure” that would be completely unnecessary if we simply ate differently.

This “cure” is expensive weight loss programs, pills, and promises.

  1. America is the world’s biggest weight loss product consumer, comprising 80% of the market.
  2. And yet somehow we’re still the most obese nation on earth – 250 million obese Americans.

There’s obviously something very wrong with those two statistics.

It’s a complete and utter failure to have created a society where it’s normal to lead an unhealthy lifestyle, treat your body and future with a complete lack of respect, become obese, and then try to fix your issues with weight loss products without changing the behavior that got you there.

The solution to this broken societal norm is a combination of a simple ketogenic diet and moving your body. Here are a couple links that explain more about how this combination will pay dividends to your health for decades down the road.

The Ketogenic Diet: Ultimate Low Carb Diet For Weight Loss (And Much More) – Covert Body

High Intensity Strength Training: Build Muscle Faster – Covert Body

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