Times Change…and So Should Your Workout! (Burt Fat in 45 Seconds with Metabolic Exercises)
Aug16

Times Change…and So Should Your Workout! (Burt Fat in 45 Seconds with Metabolic Exercises)

45 second movement strips fat and shapes muscle (at any age) Most people, especially as they age, have lost faith in their ability to burn off fat and get in shape. They’ve given in to the idea that an unattractive body shape, poor muscle tone and a sluggish metabolism are inevitable… that their best days are behind them. But NOTHING could be further from the truth — your body has simply changed. And doing what MAY have worked for you 10, 20, 30 years ago is simply NOT going to cut it today. Instead, to get the results you want, you need a DIFFERENT approach… one that takes advantage of a recent breakthrough in exercise science that overcomes a poor functioning metabolism. Most people try to start exercising more or harder, but that only makes a bad situation worse as your energy levels plummet, your appetite skyrockets and intense cravings set in. Or perhaps they try one of those crazy “insane” infomercial workouts that assume you have the fitness level of a 20yr old — putting you at risk for damaging your joints, pulling muscles or injuring your back. Fortunately, emerging research is showing that an “intelligent” form of metabolic training is remarkably effective at combating frustrating fat gain, sagging muscles and a deteriorating body shape. It also helps turn back the clock by saturating your cells with a cocktail of anti-aging bio-chemicals that get your blood sugar under control, optimize your cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lift mental performance and strengthen your heart and lungs. How you can do that? You’ll find it takes only 45 seconds or less. It all starts with these 3 powerful metabolic advantages that get real, VISIBLE results…fast. Metabolic Advantage #1: 3-in-1 Training If you do cardio (running, spinning, aerobics, etc.), yeah, you’ll burn some fat, but you’ll also burn A LOT of muscle, becoming “skinny fat” with saggy, droopy skin and flabby muscles. Weight training can be good for building muscles, but if not done correctly, not only will it NOT burn fat, but it’ll make you look bulkier. Yoga is GREAT for nervous system coordination, flexibility and core strength, but it falls short when it comes to burning fat — it’s just not designed to do that. What’s the answer? It’s to combine the best of all 3 types of training into a single, ultra-short session that torches fat, tones muscles and that’s safe for anybody to do at any age — exactly what intelligent metabolic training does. Metabolic Advantage #2: An Expanded Fat Burning Window Another major problem of conventional workouts is their focus on burning fat DURING the workout. That’s...

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How to Manipulate Your Body’s Molecules to Eat Up Fat…
Jun15

How to Manipulate Your Body’s Molecules to Eat Up Fat…

You know that “burn” you get in your muscles when you exercise?  Up until recently, it was THOUGHT this burn was just your muscle dumping waste products. But recent research shows these “waste products” are actually potent metabolic signaling molecules called myokines. Myokines force your fat cells to release stored fat. And your muscle cells to BURN that fat. Even better… they trigger a POWERFUL anti-inflammatory response that fights the dangerous inflammation pummeling your body from poor nutrition, lack of sleep, excess toxins and too much stress. And that’s important because inflammation damages your brain, weakens your heart, skyrockets your blood sugar and causes pain in your joints. These myokines are now thought to be the reason why exercise has shown to be THE most powerful anti-aging tool EVER tested — better than any fruit, vegetable or anti-aging supplement. But the problem is most people don’t get to enjoy the anti-aging benefits of these metabolic molecules. WHY is that? Because they either exercise too MUCH, don’t do it right or not at all. Fortunately, there’s now a simple combination of easy moves that allows ANYBODY to harness these molecules to burn fat, shape muscle and turn back the clock. We’ll show you a video demonstration of this technique in a second, but first let’s take a look at the 3 most potent molecules that help you fight aging, burn fat and shape muscle… Muscle Molecule #1 – The Age Extender… First up is a molecule that researchers now believe may be the long sought after reason why exercise has such a powerful anti-aging effect — IL-6. In a bizarre twist, IL-6 is typically thought of as VERY inflammatory. But when it’s released by muscles during exercise, it becomes a very potent ANTI-inflammatory. That’s important because it helps protect your telomeres from being shortened. Telomeres are strands of DNA that determine how long you live. You want to keep them as healthy and as long as possible. Interestingly, IL-6 is ALSO a powerful fat burner. It acts like an energy sensor, commanding fat cells to release stored fat and muscle cells to gobble up that fat and burn it for energy. Muscle Molecule #2 – The Belly Fat Burner… This molecule can REALLY help us get rid of something we ALL hate: stubborn fat. When done correctly, exercise releases a flood of the muscle molecule IL-8. IL-8 is like an army sergeant, commanding other muscles to whip themselves into shape by building more blood vessels, improving blood flow and delivering more oxygen and nutrients where needed. And that’s critically important for zapping that stubborn fat that hangs on your belly,...

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Dieting & Fitness Groups and Social Networks
Oct02

Dieting & Fitness Groups and Social Networks

by Valerie Brooks One of the most beneficial technological advances for healthy diet seekers is the availability of online support groups. If going to live meetings doesn’t fit your lifestyle, you can have a virtual meeting online. You can also find a wealth of support systems for a host of unhealthy habits. Here are some good choices: Wellsphere This comprehensive wellness site offers online support groups for nearly every condition or lifestyle imaginable. Whether veganism is your thing, or you have fibromyalgia, diabetes, weight loss struggles, or just want to live a greener existence, Wellsphere has a spot for you. You can lurk through any of the “community” pages and read postings from health experts on a bevy of topics, or look through the “WellPages,” which will connect you to a variety of resources, such as blogs, discussions, news pieces, videos, and other notable and respected health sites. See wellsphere.com. PEERtrainer.com This is an excellent fitness and weight loss site that helps you stay on track by connecting you with others who are following the same program. They provide you with personalized goals, daily meal suggestions, calorie counters, and a support community that includes blogs and small groups you can connect with. The types of groups you can join are endless, and include themes such as “Six Weeks Without Alcohol” and “Belly Boot Camp.” You can also create your own group. Their “diet” section is enormous, with reviews of the latest diet plans, food tips, and weight/fitness articles. Go to peertrainer.com. Niche online communities If you’d like to connect with others who have your agenda in mind, online technology is here to help. Here are some of the better online support communities to help you kick the sugar habit, commit to daily walks, or shed some pounds. WeightLossMoms Whether you recently gave birth and are having a hard time shedding the extra weight, or you’re having trouble getting to the gym because of the incessant demands of motherhood, this is a great place to connect with others sharing the same plight. In addition to realistic weight loss tips, check out the forums, as that is where you’ll find more targeted information, connections, and specific diet details. ExerciseFriends.com The interactive map allows you to click on your state and find members who enjoy the same activities you do. Hold each other accountable for weekly hikes, tennis matches, or a yoga class, while making new friends in the process. 30 Sugar Free Days Think going sugar-free is impossible? With the help of this online community, thirty days is doable. If you’re on Facebook (and who isn’t?) you can join the supportive...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Diet Programs
Sep13

A Beginner’s Guide to Diet Programs

by Valerie Brooks A holistic trend is permeating the diet world, and this is a good thing. Rather than focusing on fad diets that may work temporarily, or narrowing in on one specific method, such as low-carb or low-fat, diet trendsetters are taking a broader approach. They’re taking the whole person into consideration and offering a wider array of healthy choices, lifestyle options, and support communities to help people educate would-be dieters, and assist them in making permanent changes that lead to healthy weight loss. As technology expands and perfected products hit the shelves, waist bands shrink. Most diet programs are trying to get you to eat well, eat less, and incorporate a sensible exercise routine into your lifestyle. The exact recipe for these things is what makes each diet program unique. But overall, the trend is to include all of these components in an effort to treat the “whole” person. Diet Programs “Stop Dieting. Start Living” is the Weight Watchers motto. While they’ve always claimed to be more than a diet plan, their integrated approach to weight loss is being more fully addressed in their new “Momentum Program.” With an “eat smarter, not less” mindset, their point-based food system is personalized and explained more fully. The program is more “total health” oriented in that it will teach you about food choices, which will help you to select healthier options that offer satiety, but they will also address lifestyle issues that contribute to weight gain. They promise to help you develop healthy habits you can stick to, by sharing the latest nutrition research information, exercise tips, and a supportive environment. Check out weightwatchers.com for more info. eDiets is the number one online diet program with a wealth of options. This mega website has become the one-stop place for healthy weight seekers. Its offerings are extensive but the site is easy to navigate. You fill out a profile and the site determines the best plan for you, complete with customized meal plans. Here are some of the ways to make use of the site: Review the assortment of diet plans. There are eight of them, including Atkins, glycemic, Mediterranean, and SlimFast Optima. Review the Healthy Living Plans. These are food choice programs focused on specific needs. For example, there are plans that are wheat-free, high-fiber, vegetarian, lactose-free, hear-smart, low-sodium, and a few more. Look at the nutritionist live support for quick answers to many questions about the program, including those related to how eDiets works, the meal plan, community, and general fitness information. You can also speak to someone “live” if your questions are not addressed here, although there may...

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All About Appetite Suppressants
Sep03

All About Appetite Suppressants

by Valerie Brooks Appetite Suppressants Suppressing the appetite has seem to become an American obsession. Just consider how many ads a day you see for something that promises to help you lose weight by kicking your hunger. The natural health community is an equal participant but offering healthier choices than the traditional synthetically made pill. Here’s the latest buzz on how to keep your weight in check through foods, herbs, and lifestyle choices. Keep the Fiber Coming An apple a day may keep the doctor away but it may also nudge your appetite into sleep mode. Eating fiber-rich foods is always best, but in pill form, the “Fill Pill” might be the next best thing. This hunger suppressant is made of up soluble fiber that, when combined with water, actually cleanses the digestive track, gives you a feeling of fullness, and zaps food cravings with a gentle, natural and non-stimulating appetite suppressant. At four pills a day, your body gets its fill of fiber through glucomann (a water soluble fiber), glycosides (plant-based natural sugar), and vitamins and calcium. The Best Fiber-Rich Foods Beans Apples Carrots Bran-rich cereals Spinach Bananas Peas Fiber is an indigestible plant-based substance that slows digestion and sugar absorption, and creates a feeling of fullness. To get the recommended 30 grams of fiber per day for optimum health, here’s a chart that lists fiber content for a huge variety of foods. Check out the fiber content chart at: wehealnewyork.org. Herbs for Weight Management Hoodia is probably the most well-known herbal appetite suppressant. Its full name, Hoodia Gordonii, comes from Africa’s Kalahari Desert. This trendy and powerful plant contains a molecule that sends a signal to your brain that says you are full and need no more food. This article offers a great introduction to the herb and provides tips on what to look for when purchasing it: selfgrowth.com. Other herbs known to suppress the appetite include: Garcinia Cambogia: This herb is rich in a substance called hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, which is believed to promote weight loss by blocking the conversion of sugars and starches into fats. In addition to inhibiting fat production, it is also thought to aid in suppressing appetite by raising certain brain chemicals, such as serotonin. Banaba Leaf: A medical plant used in Southeast Asia, this herb claims to lower blood sugar and promote healthy insulin levels, which are related to appetite. Keeping these areas regulated may moderate a person’s cravings and caloric consumption. Guarana: Produced mainly in Brazil, one of this herb’s main ingredients is caffeine. Combined with other compound, namely theobromine and theophylline, guarana is a nervous system stimulant, which...

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Diet Trends: Diet Supplements & Diet Pills
Aug23

Diet Trends: Diet Supplements & Diet Pills

by Valerie Brooks What’s New in Diet Supplements A number of natural (and not so natural) supplements are gaining press in the new technology arena for weight loss. Most diet supplements fall into one or more of these categories: appetite suppressants, metabolism enhancers, fat burners, colon/liver cleansers, diuretics (water weight loss) and kidney cleansers. And remember, if a diet product is considered a “supplement,” then it’s designed to add to, enhance, or otherwise facilitate a primary diet and exercise program…in other words, to supplement it. Supplements are not meant to be the only component of your weight loss program, but additions to it. Here is a listing of the more popular weight loss supplements to take note of: Guarana –- This caffeine-packed herb hails from Brazil, and can be found in teas and some soft drinks. It claims to have metabolic benefit in addition to surpassing the caffeine amounts found in coffee. If used carefully, it can increase metabolism and suppress the appetite without the jittery effects of other caffeine sources. Green Tea –- This super food continues to amaze at every turn with its myriad health benefits, but it’s also showing up in diet products, from pills to powders, and now even patches, like the Super Green Tea Patch. It not only packs its punch in antioxidants, it can aid in weight loss because of its natural caffeine and appetite suppressant qualities. Hoodia –- this South African herb is a tried and true appetite suppressant. To make sure you are buying the authentic product, check that it was sourced from the stem, not the root of the plant. You can also check for the “certified authentic” label or just purchase from reputable companies. Hydroxycut –- Best used alongside a solid diet and exercise routine, this natural supplement no longer contains FDA-banned ephedra. It claims to work by increasing metabolism and controlling appetite. EcoSlim –- From NativeRemedies, this herbal formula contains licorice, guarana, ginger, dandelion, and a number of other lab-tested herbs that are gluten and animal-product free for natural weight loss. It’s a healthy product along with being a weight loss supplement. XPel –- This is an herbal diuretic, which aids in weight loss by eliminating excess water through urination. This product contains caffeine. The company was founded by a physician. DieuTone –- Attacking bloated areas by eliminating water, this diuretic will give you the appearance of a flatter tummy, while temporarily relieving swelling and water weight gain. Goji Berries -– Rich in chromium and fiber, these Himalayan berries aid in weight loss by increasing metabolism, controlling appetite, and fighting abdominal fat. Cleanse RX –- This particular colon...

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