Amy is like a lot of us in that she tried everything, but still struggled to lose weight and get rid of horrible belly fat. If you have fat around your midsection, you’re likely fighting a losing battle to either tone it up or keep it off. We are constantly being bombarded with the mantra, Diet and exercise are the keys to weight loss and health.

In fact, according to Andrew Raposo’s Lean Belly Breakthrough program not only have some of the results of our efforts been underwhelming, but they appear to have been detrimental to our health. Here are just some of the exercise and diet side-effects Amy as well as others including myself have experienced:

  • Inability to lose fat in desired areas of the body
  • Joint pain
  • Hunger
  • Decreased energy levels and insomnia
  • Physical injuries, particularly to the lower back

In Amy’s situation holding onto excess belly fat led to her developing Type 2 Diabetes. That is just one of the many negative health impacts holding onto belly fat can cause and others include:

  • Heart disease
  • Greater likelihood of suffering a stroke
  • Cancer
  • Altzheimer’s disease
  • Side effects of medication taken for these conditions

Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body’s important source of fuel. – Mayo Clinic

The problem is that mainstream nutrition and fitness experts tell us that lose weight and get results if we just:Loading…

  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
  • Perform high intensity exercise routines
  • Practice “interval training”
  • Decrease our calorie intake
  • Lower our carbohydrate intake

Little Known Facts About Traditional Diet and Exercise Programs 

In Lean Belly Breakthrough Andrew explained that his sister continued to get worst because she was following advice without having all the facts. She didn’t realize that.

Fruits and vegetables are hurting your ability to lose fat

Are often treated with toxic substances that can contribute to your inability to lose fat. Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake can decrease the production of fat-burning hormones, causing a rise in the hormones “Cortisol” and “Leptin,” which may diminish your fat-burning progress.

Low Carbohydrate diet aren’t good for your heart:

A low carb diet is capable of causing your heart to race uncontrollably (known as heart palpitations), increasing your heart disease risks.

Cutting calories hinder fat loss:

As you get older cutting calories slow your metabolism, because it often eliminates energy sources that your body uses. When the body doesn’t have the energy it needs it can’t burn the stubborn belly fat.

High intensity interval training causes inflammation

This popular form of training has been know to cause joint damage and creating inflammation within your body. This internal inflammation can increase your likelihood of acquiring chronic health issues, including increased blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, heart disease or stroke.


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