Fat-Burner

Diabesity Challenge: Take a Glycine Supplement

Glycine is an inexpensive, pleasant-tasting amino acid that stimulates fat burning and reduces appetite. It triggers the release of glucagon, a hormone that turns on fat burning in the liver, and generates pyruvate, a substance involved in energy production that enhances endurance and fat burning.…

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Why Dark Chocolate Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer

Need a stocking stuffer idea? Go with dark chocolate. Thanks to an abundance of research on dark chocolate’s health benefits, you can give—and enjoy—this treat in good conscience. More than 3,000 scientific papers published on chocolate reveal that flavonoids in cocoa relax…

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

…by Dr. Atkins work for so many people. It’s because they don’t replenish carbohydrate stores, so the body is in a constant “fat-burning” mode. You see, people who eat a lot of fat and carbohydrates together often produce excessive amounts of insulin. Obesity, particularly…

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Weight Loss is About Burning Fat

The preferred high-octane fuel of the body is carbohydrate in the form of glucose. Between meals, when there’s no fresh supply of glucose in your blood, energy is derived from your glycogen stores. Once these limited stores are exhausted—and they’re exhausted quite…

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The Benefits of HCA Supplements

If you are participating in my Diabesity Challenge, you may be interested in supplements that help suppress appetite and facilitate weight loss. One of my favorites is hydroxycitric acid, or HCA. HCA is an extract from Garcinia cambogia, a fruit native to India. An HCA supplement reduces hunger…

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Calcium for Weight Control

Numerous studies link a high calcium intake with a reduced risk of obesity. That’s because calcium deficiencies stimulate the release of hormones that not only help convert calcium, but also promote fat storage and retard fat burning. But does getting extra calcium help with weight loss?…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by…

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Lose Weight With a Mini-Fast Diet

I’m sure many of you would like to drop a few pounds. Perhaps you’re trying to get a handle on diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease or another weight-related health problem—or maybe you just want to look and feel better. I understand that weight loss is not easy.…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

I've written about how chocolate can help you lose weight. The reason is that cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, can stimulate thermogenesis (fat burning), suppress appetite, and boost your sense of well-being. Now, researchers at Cambridge University have uncovered more good…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

…try if you can tolerate the caffeine. Raspberry ketones are an aromatic antioxidant compound derived from raspberries that appear to have some fat-burning effects. What little research there is suggests that raspberry ketones increase the body’s production of adiponectin, a protein that helps…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, which means cards, flowers, and of course the traditional box of chocolates. If you make that dark chocolate, you’re not only giving a gift that’s from the heart, you’re also giving a gift that’s heart-healthy. Let's take a closer look at…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released their latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). I have issues with several of the classifications in this manual; however, one this go-around is particularly irksome. They are now calling caffeine…

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10 Reasons to Incorporate Green Tea Into Your Daily Routine

Of the billions of gallons of tea consumed by Americans every year, 80 percent of it is black, and about 20 percent is green. Tea leaves are rich in polyphenols, which have medicinal properties. While both types of tea have been shown to provide multiple health benefits, I want to focus on those…

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Burning Energy and Losing Weight

…low-carbohydrate weight loss diet popularized by Dr. Atkins works for so many people. By not replenishing carbohydrate stores, the body stays in the fat-burning mode. It also works because it reduces insulin production. Insulin is a storage hormone. It not only lets glucose into the cells, but it…

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Health Benefits of Fiber Include Weight Loss

…foods may be exceeded only by our susceptibility to fad diets that promise quick weight loss. Folks, these weight loss diets and magical fat-burning foods are not solutions to our epidemic of obesity. If you want maintain weight loss and achieve your ideal weight, one of the most important…

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