How to activate your FAT burning hormones

By Khabir Southwick

Here is my very effective 3-step fat burning approach:

Step #1

STOP consuming ALL sugar!


Why? Because if your body has simple carbohydrates then it will just use the calories or energy from this source and not bother burning any existing fat reserves.

Don't bother with further steps until you have completed step #1!

Step #2

Eat A LOT of vegetables with beans.

Half your plate for each meal should be vegetables!

Prefer raw vegetables and steamed cruciferous vegetables.

Why?  Because it takes more calories or energy to digest raw vegetables and with their high fiber makes them very cleansing, thus perfect for weight-loss. Easy, eat LOTS of greens!

Juicing vegetables every day helps too but without the fiber it is not as cleansing as fresh veggies.  If you have blood sugar issues, focus on dark greens.  Celery, kale, parsley, spinach are the best.  For a heavier juice with more protein add asparagus, string beans and cauliflower. To sweeten it up use limes not carrots, beets or apples. To replace a meal just add about 6 tablespoons of hemp seeds and a couple teaspoons of freshly ground flax seeds.

Use only vegetable protein, reduce carbohydrates and add healthy oil/fat


Prefer meals of beans or lentils with lots of veggies and a small portion of whole-grains with a little oil

Why? Your body needs protein to build new muscle and tissue as a result of the light weight training.  Both protein and oil (fat) are very satisfying for the body and takes away cravings.

Remember, there must be some oil and a good portion protein with each meal.

Otherwise, you will become nutritionally deficient and will start craving more carbs, and we know that leads to fast weight gain!

Step #3


Stick to a tight eating schedule

Why? The body burns fat between meal so the longer you can make the space between meals the more fat you will burn. But don't skip meals even breakfast.  Do a late breakfast and early dinner or skip dinner sometimes.  No matter what,  d
on't start snacking on "healthy" snacks. You need to be cooking and preparing two or three complete meals each day.  Also don't start juicing every meal and not using a plate!  Cook, prepare, sit down, eat slowly and when you are starting to feel full, stop. Simple.

You may have to work at this for a few weeks or even a month.

Bonus step

Add some light weight training and/or juice fasting

Do 30 minutes every other day

You don't need a gym to to do this, just run in place, use a step or go up stairs etc. and then lift some weights or some big cans of beans! Just works those muscles!

If you cannot work out everyday, then the next option is to do juice fasts and eat only two meals a day.  Make your choice, workout or eat a lot less.


If you remove all foods high in sugar, starchy veggies, sweet fruits especially the juice, snacking, and half of your carbs especially gains and rice, and then workout with light weights for 30 minutes every other day, the body will build new muscle from the protein and burn fat for energy for the next 12-48 hours after the workout.


This protocol is the final focus of my weight loss program since good eating habits, food combining and meal planning should be done first. Additionally, a colon cleanse and liver detoxification are absolutely necessary to successfully lose weight and naturally keep it off. Thus, digestion and eliminate must good as well as sleep.  Just as important, a person should be nutritionally sound without nutritional deficiencies and have good energy levels before following this program.

See details of Khabir's Weight-loss program here.

The best food for weight-loss:


Foods to avoid:

Dairy especially cheese, all meat including fish and chicken, bread, pasta, bananas, too much fruit, fruit juices, anything with sugar, starchy root vegetables especially potatoes and anything with wheat or oats.

Note on fiber: A high fiber diet is essential for weight loss and regular elimination. Fiber also acts as a brake on the rate of entry on the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. The higher the fiber content, the slower the rate of entry. Remove the fiber and the rate of entry accelerates.  So when juicing add some of the vegetable pulp back into your juice to get the needed fiber, and freely use ground flax seeds on all meals.

Remember, you won't burn fat if the liver is not working well and the colon is congested or constipated, so make you do a colon cleanse and a liver detox first.

Khabir Southwick, Naturopath, Ayurvedic Health-Care Practitioner, Herbalist, over 25 years of experience).

See details of Khabir's Weight-loss program here.