Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Get Your Fat Burning Fix

Shhh ... no one really wants to talk about it. It's kind of a secret. No one wants to talk about that "pudgy" feeling we all get after winter feasting. And yet, here it is summertime and we're all thinking (some of us guiltily) about how to slim down. No worries! Instead of using guilt as a whip to crack down on your diet, how about sliding into a slimmer body with some of these really simple methods for losing weight with fat burning fixes!

Is that really beer in your beer belly? Not really. It's (prepare yourself for this)... undigested food. When your body doesn't have enough enzymes to digest all the food you eat then the food just accumulates in your gut and gives you a beer belly. To move that food along, it can be helpful to add high quality digestive enzymes to your diet and eat more whole grains (think brown rice,
barley, wheatberries ... even oatmeal will do in a pinch). The enzymes will help you digest that beer belly and the whole grains move everything out of your system. You'll be surprised at how quickly your stomach shrinks!

Is this really possible? Yes, according to the author of The 3-Hour Diet, Jorge Cruise, we need to eat every 3 hours or our bodies go into starvation mode and hoard calories. Hoarding calories equals more fat! To avoid this, Jorge has three simple rules: 1. Eat breakfast within 1 hour of
rising, 2. Eat every 3 hours, 3. Stop eat 3 hours before bed. Simple right?

You can't stay away from fat altogether as your body needs certain amounts of healthy fats for heart and brain health. According to Dr. Jonny Bowden foods like eggs and avocados that have natural healthy fats can help retrain the metabolism to burn fat rather than store it and use it as energy. Other food sources reported to be fat burning foods and boost metabolism include those with caffeine, antioxidants, catechins and capsaicin. A shot of caffeine from black tea or coffee can actually help you burn off an extra 80 to 128 calories daily and every little bit counts right? Green tea has catechins which is an antioxidant that can increase RMR as much as 4%. Capsaicin is what makes peppers hot and studies show eating hot peppers can help you burn off an extra 100 calories per day.

Need a helping hand with that extra helping you had at dinner? Adding some wholefood supplements to your daily program can help speed up the process to a slimmer you. One of the dangers dieters face is not getting the right nutrition to feed the body in order for it to perform efficiently. Cutting calories shouldn't mean cutting nutrition. Taking AFA bluegreen algae supplements can give the body the important vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients it needs without adding lots of extra calories into your weight loss program. AFA has actually been found to support weight loss as a well-nourished body craves less unhealthy foods, has extra energy to get more activity, and has a positive mood to be more likely to stick with a healthy routine. Since AFA is high in chlorophyll, which works on the intestinal lining to enhance digesting and assimilating foods, it also helps provide nourishment on a cellular level. Add in high quality probiotic and enzyme supplements as with these AFA packets and you really get the most nourishment for your body from the foods you eat with a well-functioning digestive system.

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