How to Burn Fat–Dr. Berg Explains

Discover the intricate relationship between your hormones and fat burning, and find out how to trigger hormones that can help you lose weight fast.

0:00 Introduction: How to burn fat fast
0:44 Insulin and fat burning
2:18 What triggers insulin?
4:12 Estrogen and cortisol
6:05 How to lower insulin
6:34 How to lower estrogen and cortisol
7:07 Fat-burning hormones
9:08 Exercise and weight loss
9:45 Learn more about insulin resistance!

In this video, we’re going to talk about the hormones that affect fat burning and fat storage. Insulin is one of the most important hormones related to fat burning. It’s produced in the pancreas and tells your body to store fat.

You can not burn fat if insulin is too high. Aim for less than 50 grams of carbs per day to avoid spiking insulin. Intermittent fasting can also help prevent insulin spikes.

Seed oils and modified food starches like MSG trigger insulin and inflammation and should be avoided.

To help lower insulin, do the following:
1. Lower your carbohydrate intake
2. Do intermittent fasting
3. Drink apple cider vinegar with water
4. Consume berberine and cinnamon

Estrogen and cortisol can also cause your body to store fat. To lower estrogen, avoid synthetic hormones and chemicals in your environment. Choose organic foods to avoid pesticides and herbicides that mimic estrogen in the body.

To minimize cortisol, focus on stress reduction. Physical activity like housework, long walks, or exercise can get your mind off of stress. Vitamin B1 and vitamin D are also very important for keeping cortisol levels low.

Growth hormone and IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor 1) are the main hormones involved in fat burning. Intense exercise, good sleep habits, moderate protein intake, and intermittent fasting trigger growth hormone and IGF-1. Sprinting is one of the best workouts to trigger these hormones to burn fat.

Testosterone, glucagon, thyroid hormone (T3), and adrenaline are also important for fat-burning. To boost testosterone naturally, ensure that you’re consuming foods high in zinc and make sure you’re getting enough cholesterol.

Exercise is important, but only contributes to about 15% of your overall weight loss. Exercise can lower stress, improve sleep, and also trigger glucagon and adrenaline.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains the connection between hormones and fat burning. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @robinsnestradio says:

    Great Information. I had Adrenal Exhaustion during menopause so Keto and Intermittent Fasting were the only ways I was able to lose weight. I continue to enjoy Keto because I feel and look great. Good Morning Everyone. Take Excellent Care of Yourselves 🧡👍🏽

  • @mahdi7299 says:

    So much value in packed in a 10 minute video. thanks Dr Berg.

    00:53 🔄 Insulin is a key hormone for fat storage; lowering insulin is crucial for effective fat burning.
    02:30 🍽 Fiber-rich foods, like green vegetables, have minimal impact on insulin; aim for less than 50g of carbs per day.
    03:10 🚫 Seed oils, MSG, and frequent eating can elevate insulin levels; be cautious about restaurant meals.
    04:21 🌸 Estrogen can contribute to weight gain; avoid estrogen-mimicking substances and opt for organic choices.
    04:33 ⚖ Cortisol, the stress hormone, directs fat to the midsection; manage stress, consider vitamin D, and engage in physical activities.
    06:08 🍎 To lower insulin, reduce carbs, practice intermittent fasting, include apple cider vinegar, berberine, and cinnamon in your routine.
    07:15 🏋 Growth hormone and IGF-1 aid fat burning; prioritize intense exercise, good sleep, moderate protein, and intermittent fasting.
    07:55 🥩 Zinc and cholesterol-rich foods support testosterone production; low saturated fat diets may affect testosterone levels.
    08:22 💪 Glucagon, a fat-burning hormone, is triggered by moderate protein intake and intense exercise.
    08:36 🏃 Adrenaline, boosted through exercise, aids fat burning and serves as a neurotransmitter.
    09:03 🦋 Thyroid hormones, specifically T3, contribute to fat burning; address issues like fatty liver, kidney problems, iodine or selenium deficiency, and estrogen dominance.
    09:18 🏋‍♂ Exercise contributes about 15% to weight loss but is crucial for stress reduction and improved sleep.

  • @neelofarbutt3637 says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg I really needed to hear this today , you are a blessing of God .

  • @cindyrhodes says:

    I appreciate this doctor so much!

  • @Z90A00 says:

    Very grateful for your valuable information and your helpful advice. It has given me strength to “reorganize” my life.

  • @djkatfishbeats says:

    This was an information overload great video 📸 Its packed with info

  • @PostalXD says:

    I lost 85 lb in 4 months so far. Just by changing diet, I have still not gotten myself to workout. Goal is 220lb over the 12 months total

  • @faithdaron8255 says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg for all you do to educate people on a healthy lifestyle. It is very much appreciated. It is simply a healthier way of improving ones health. Have a great 2024❤

  • @ilarionastreos6823 says:

    Great video as always dr Berg.

  • @monicawillis3289 says:

    I have lost alot of weight from 201 to 166 now was as low as 157. Got to get back on track. Im starting to crave sweets way more because I’ve been eating a higher level of carbs..proud of myself for being able to pinpoint the issue. THANKS Dr.Berg

    • @allendixon1188 says:

      Me too! Much success 👏🏼

    • @4406bbldb says:

      Sounds like me and just a little bit of carbs only wants just a bit more carbs. I to am getting back on track. It’s all or no result’s.

    • @memekendall3197 says:

      I find eating three healthy meals a day, plus drinking water should stop the sugar cravings. Every time I skip breakfast, I crave sugary desserts at night, which drives me crazy since I usually don’t have anything with sugar. I end up getting some dark chocolate 85% or cookies with a little sugar (4 grams) for those days.(the reason I skip breakfast or eat cookies, etc due to pain- don’t do this)
      I’ve gone without sugar for over 2 5 years so my body, taste buds already no what it is like. I also only drink water, tea sometimes which helps with not wanting sugar items too.
      It takes some time to work on your taste buds, but when you do. You will not want anything real sugary. I still enjoy dessert after dinner, but not sweet like before.
      Good Luck! You can do it!! 😊

  • @a.williams45 says:

    Love learning more from your insightful videos, Dr Berg. Also love the fact that you refer to sources and provide scientific evidence. You’re right that a healthy diet, IF and good habits make a difference and has a good impact in our health. Turning off the TV news, avoiding toxic people, going out for a walk and spending some time in nature help significantly. Thank you so much for your continuous advice 🙏🏻

  • @user-db9kz6tt7p says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg! Perfecting timing

  • @michellekenny9637 says:

    ❤ You are so incredibly valued in my life Dr. Berg!
    I hope I have the honor of actually meeting you some day too.
    THANK YOU for ALL YOU DO!!!❤

  • @MarieWilliams07369 says:

    Great information, Dr Berg. It’s true. Thank you so much for your dedication and helpful advice 💕

  • @puddlejazz says:

    0:00: 💪 Understanding the role of hormones, particularly insulin, is crucial in successful fat burning.
    3:16: 🔥 Factors affecting fat burning include seed oils, MSG, and estrogen. Be cautious of hidden ingredients in restaurant food.
    6:59: 🔥 Effective ways to optimize fat burning hormones and reduce cortisol levels for stress management.
    Recapped using Tammy AI

  • @bryanphillips56 says:

    Your advice has been fantastic!

  • @jamessheehan1594 says:

    Ive been following dr bergs advice for 5+ years now and with my culture already knowing about the importance of fasting ive had the luck to be born into this life style, ive spent the past years trying to spread the word but it breaks my heart so when many would still rather believe in old or modern misinformation. I try and fail but i keep going Because i know ill find those few willing to listen

  • @debpaskall says:

    Thank you for sharing, Dr. Berg. I am in remission from Addison’s disease. 12 years of steroids, I gained a lot of weight, something I never had to deal with before. It’s been 11 months now. Thanks to the cortisol reduction, I have finally started to lose weight. I’m still struggling with some belly fat. I also have MCAS/EDS/POTS and I battle vitamin deficiencies. I really appreciate your vitamin and supplement information. Going to try all of these suggestions, I have been doing a few, but I have not giving it my all. What you said about the body taking 24 hours to recover from eating bad carbs or foods really resonated with me. I’ll definitely be reminding myself that the next time I have the urge to eat some sugar.
    Thank you so much again.

  • @djurius says:

    Clear and concise information as always. You’ve changed not only my physical health but also my mental health. Thank you doc

  • @DabblinDawn says:

    Thanks for the reminder. Please make a video on how progesterone is affected by Keto OMAD in post menopausal women. I lost 65lbs and about 50% of my hair at around the three months mark on Keto OMAD. I’ve been on keto IF for 23 months and while some of it has grown back, it is still thin. I even started dabbling at wearing wigs to cover it. Thanks, Dr. Berg.

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