Nature’s April Fool’s Joke!

Posted on March 31, 2011 by

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Michele John, Certified GT Coach

I remember the first time I experienced active fat loss.  I was watching T.V. and one of the characters got some bad news and the next thing I knew I was bawling as if I was watching Steel Magnolias or Terms of Endearment.  I thought to myself…what the heck is going on?  I can remember thinking, my skin looks saggy on my neck, I am an emotional wreck, so what am I doing wrong?  After talking to Sheri during my next coaching session I learned that my little meltdown was actually my body processing fat. I would like to think of this process as nature’s “little joke”…much like a good “April Fool’s Joke”.   If you have hit the point of “active” fat loss in your GT journey you have likely experienced the joy of fat releasing from your body, as well as the toxins that get released into your blood stream during that process.  You know what I am talking about as the smallest little thing set off a bucket of tears.   This is a very common response in people due to the fact that when our bodies store fat, those cells act as storage tanks, partly to be used later for energy needs or a famine.  Fat cells also store excess toxic junk our livers can’t process out because of a high processed food lifestyle.  When we begin to utilize fat for fuel, first it must loosen from the body and often gives the skin a saggy or gooey look and then it enters the blood stream.  That same toxic laden fat is now processed in your liver and the contents stream through your blood again and now circulates through your body and brain which can play havoc with your emotions.  So my advice to all of my fellow GT’ers is embrace those moments of toxic insanity…it is just the biology of fat loss…no joke!