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Weight Loss is About Burning Fat

…significant weight loss. If you really want to kick things into high gear, try adding morning exercise. Getting active while you are fasting ratchets up fat burning and helps curb appetite. True weight loss simply cannot be achieved without burning up stored fat. We’ve been using this “mini-fast with exercise”…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…abdominal obesity. My experience, however, has been that a low-carbohydrate diet works best when insulin resistance is an issue. It puts your body in a fat-burning mode and helps control appetite by cutting down on blood sugar swings that cause food cravings. * Get more sleep. People who get inadequate sleep…

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Take My Diabesity Challenge!

…Pick a date (prior to October 31) and commit to following my mini-fast with exercise protocol for a full 12 weeks. I also recommend a handful of fat-burning and appetite-curbing nutritional supplements; however, they are an adjunct to the program, not a requirement. Here’s what a typical day of the…

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Burning Energy and Losing Weight

…-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 also helps…

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Weight Loss Tip: It's All About Fiber

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

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Why Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work

…-carb diet dramatically decreases insulin production. Additionally, a low-carbohydrate diet reduces food intake, because the ketones produced by fat burning substantially curb appetite. I believe that the fastest, most efficient way to lose weight and burn fat is to follow a low-carb, low-glycemic diet…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…cholesterol. 5. Helps You Lose Weight. Dark chocolate contains caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine which belong to a class of compounds that promote fat burning. Plus, cocoa helps to suppress your appetite and boosts your sense of well-being. 6. Reduces Stroke Risk in Women. A study published in the Journal…

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The Benefits of HCA Supplements

…, or HCA. HCA is an extract from Garcinia cambogia, a fruit native to India. An HCA supplement reduces hunger pangs, boosts energy and promotes fat burning. In addition, HCA supplements help keep blood sugar in the normal range during fasting so you won’t experience lightheadedness or irritable feelings…

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Even More Good Reasons to Eat Chocolate

…wrote 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 news—that chocolate…

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Lose Weight With a Mini-Fast Diet

…minutes at moderate intensity. I recommend brisk walking because most everyone can do it. Engaging in aerobic exercise while mini-fasting turns on fat burning. During the night, you deplete much of the stored carbohydrates your body uses for energy, and exercise uses up the rest. At that point, your body…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…compounds. One important polyphenol—chlorogenic acid—slows the absorption of glucose in the intestines. * Coffee curbs appetite and facilitates fat burning in the liver, thus preventing obesity—the number-one risk factor for type 2 diabetes. * A high coffee intake reduces the risk of nonalcoholic fatty…

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Diabesity Challenge: Take a Glycine Supplement

…-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. Benefits of a Glycine Supplement In…

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Calcium for Weight Control

…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? Michael Zemel, PhD, of the University of Tennessee, divided overweight people into three groups…

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Why Dark Chocolate Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer

…equally important, especially at this time of year, cocoa (the primary ingredient in chocolate) contains compounds that relieve stress, stimulate fat burning, suppress appetite, and boost your mood and overall sense of well-being. In one study, Swiss and German researchers found that when individuals with…

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