SOURCE: Health & Wellness Center

January 23, 2007 13:08 ET

Why Dieting and Exercise Doesn't Work for Belly Fat

"The 7 Principles of Fat Burning"

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Your belly fat might not be coming from the food you eat. Not all fat is the same because certain body shapes come from different sources. When hormones get stressed a person can start to accumulate fat in the midsection as described in Dr. Berg's new book called, "The 7 Principles of Fat Burning."

Dr. Berg states the main reason why the body accumulates fat (or potential energy) in the stomach has to do with the body's survival mechanism reacting to stress.

This is how it works:

Under stress the body doesn't burn fat. Instead it burns sugar explaining why cravings to carbohydrates are so common. After sugar gets used up, the body burns its protein reserves -- muscles, not fat. This is the adrenal glands at work, forcing the body to break down muscle protein; first in the legs (thigh muscles) and next in the buttocks. Hormones are re-directing the muscles into fat in the belly. This why so many people with sagging bellies have weak knees and legs while climbing stairs. The body is attempting to survive by storing fat around the vital organs, which just happen to be in your stomach. Dr. Berg describes one of the body types as the adrenal (pendulous "hanging" abdomen) in his book. Anyone can receive a free body type quiz on his web site.

Because any and all stress worsens the adrenals (stress gland), exercise is too much stress. Adrenal body types who exercise too much actually gain weight. In fact, their legs get skinnier as their bellies get fatter.

Dieting, cutting calories or being hungry also adds stress to the body worsening the condition. This is from the stress hormone called cortisol.

Another interesting fact is that your adrenal hormones are made from cholesterol. Reducing dietary fats and cholesterol is very bad for the adrenal glands due the necessary raw material needed to build adrenal hormones.

Dr. Eric Berg, 18-year-veteran chiropractor specializing in nutritional research, has made breakthrough discoveries that isolate key principals in his new book "The 7 Principles of Fat Burning." He has delivered over 2400 seminars and workshops to doctors and patients.

In his book, Dr. Berg goes well beyond dictating a traditional counting-calories-and-exercise regimen, giving the reader a thorough understanding of how the body burns fat through the triggering of fat burning hormones.

For more information about The 7 Principle of Fat Burning contact: 703 354-7336; email or visit

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