Monthly Archives: February 2014

2 Simple Changes to Boost Weight Loss Naturally Each Morning

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Many Americans completely skip breakfast and the majority of those don’t eat whatever’s convenient. But if you need to lose weight or have trouble controlling your hunger then you should consider taking a little extra time in the morning to fix a high-protein breakfast.

bad-rep-eggWhy You Should be Eating Eggs for Breakfast

Forget the pancakes. Forget your grainy cereals. Forget the granola bar. The answer may come straight from the farm: eggs. Recent studies clearly indicate that eating eggs can help you eat less and curb your hunter – and not just for a few hours, but for more than a full day.

Study 1

In a study released by The Obesity Society (reported by the University of Missouri-Columbia) at their annual meeting in Atlanta last year, women ages 18 to 55 who ate high-protein (30-39g) breakfasts were not as hungry that morning as those who ate something like pancakes (or skipped breakfast altogether). Study release date: November 14, 2013

Study 2

A previous study that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that included 20 women ages 18 to 20 who were either obese or overweight. Some had a breakfast of cereal and some had a high-protein breakfast (35g) of lean beef and eggs. Both breakfasts had the same amount of calories (350), same amount of fiber, sugar, fat and energy density.

There were many controls in place during this study. Periodically throughout the day, blood samples were taken. Also, a brain scan was performed before dinner using functional magnetic resonance imaging. They were looking for brain signals that directly affect food motivation and eating behaviors that are reward-seeking. Of course, participants were required to complete questionnaires.

The findings showed women who ate the high-protein breakfast were more satisfied and less hungry. The brain activity found during the scans showed a very low volume of activity in areas of the brain that are known to affect cravings.

More interesting is that this persisted into the evening hours. They didn’t snack on sugary, high-fat foods as much as the other group.

Study 3

Yet another study was published on National Center for Biotechnology Information. 30 obese or overweight women participants were given either eggs for breakfast or bagels, both of which had the same number of calories.

The women who had eggs for breakfast ate less calories. Not just for the morning or for lunch, but for an amazing 36 hours.

Study 4

Yes, there’s still more! This study by the International Journal for Obesity included both men and women who were obese or overweight, but otherwise healthy. This study was also larger, using 152 participants.

happyeggThey ate either bagels or eggs for breakfast. They were split into four groups:

  • Egg group
  • Egg diet group (lower calorie diet overall)
  • Bagel group
  • Bagel diet group (lower calorie diet overall)

Those in the egg diet group lost a significantly more weight than the bagel diet group. They also reduced their BMI by over 60% more, reduced waist circumference by nearly 35% more and reduced body fat by over 15% more.

Add More Protein – Period

If you’ve been shying away from meat, don’t. Simply be eating more protein, you can fire up your fat burning, build more muscle and reduce your appetite. There have been numerous studies that clearly indicate protein can help you effortlessly eat less and lose weight. One of the many can be found here.

One of the most interesting studies, though, showed that if you include protein as 30% of your daily calories, you could drop over 400 calories per day without even realizing it. That’s because you feel full and satisfied, thus not eating as much. You can find full details on this particular study here.

 

Data Shows a Low Fat Diet May Not be All it’s Chalked Up to be

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Pop Quiz: What year were low fat dietary guidelines released and recommended to the American public? Any clue? Yeah I didn’t know the answer to this either. The answer is 1977, when the US Senate Select Committee released the Dietary Goals for the American people. These guidelines clearly stated to reduce consumption of fat and saturated fat. Common sense it seems to us today.

Second Question: When did the obesity epidemic in the U.S. really start to take off? If you guessed right after the 1977 recommendation then you guessed right. See the image below. Coincidence?

This doesn’t prove anything though, as we know this is just correlation. But think about it – we started to drop fatty foods like butter. These things had to be replaced though, right? So in steps the highly processed foods marketed specifically to be low fat. But guess what? They’re full of salt, sugar and tons of other ingredients that our bodies obviously don’t like. Watch the video below. Trust me, it will make you think and start questioning what you’ve been told about nutrition…

Obesity isn’t the only result of dropping fatty foods for processed ones, though. Heart disease and diabetes became more prevalent with the rise of commercial, lower-fat butter replacements and reduction of red meat consumed. The below image is from the above video (though I know you watched it, right?):

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Even though there have been many studies that show low-fat diets are not the way to lose weight or get healthy and even though these studies also show that there’s no reduction in your risk to heard disease – ask your doctor or even nutritionist. Chances are they’ll stick to their guns and recommend the now-traditional guidelines that were set into place all those years ago.

Why is that? Are they simply uneducated and still believe what they were taught 20 or 30 years ago in school? Or is there a bigger picture, here? Are the mega-pharmaceutical companies and health professionals enjoying the millions of dollars obesity brings in?

The British Medical Journey recently released information and opened the debate to the link between saturated fat and cardiovascular disease here. Just a quick quote:

“The mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for almost four decades. Yet scientific evidence shows that this advice has, paradoxically, increased our cardiovascular risks.”

Here are just a couple of the studies that clearly show a low-fat diet just may not be what we’re led to believe:

Low Fat Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

Low Fat Diet and Weight Change Over 7 Years

Of course, we aren’t saying go out and start eating everything high in saturated fat. We would say moderation is key. We aren’t scientists and certainly don’t claim to be. While everything here is based on well-established medical and scientific sites, we understand nothing can be written in stone and that there should still be active, in-depth research to understand what’s going on. However, use this info for what it’s worth and come to your own decision.

 

New Fat Busting Formula Revealed: Meratrim

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Dr. Oz has always surprised many of us with his revolutionary natural supplements that help in rapid and safe weight loss. Some of his breakthrough products include pure fruit extracts, coffee beans, and natural tea for slimming. Recently, he has also introduced a fruit and flower slimming formula known as Meratrim. This unique fruit and flower extract has shown tremendous results in clinical trials as well. This amazing weight-loss supplement works magnificently in reducing fat in human body for rapid weight loss.

Studies have shown that this amazing supplement contains two effective ingredients that help in secretion of more fat-metabolism hormone. As a result, your body will see rapid changes with more metabolism and better muscle growth. The active ingredients in this supplement include Garcinia mangostana and Sphaeranthus indicus. Each of these ingredients helps human body in secreting more adiponectin, a hormone that improves fat metabolism.

A number of reviewers have also mentioned that the supplement can accelerate the fat metabolism just within a few days of intake. That surely supports the fact that users can lose a few pounds just within a few weeks after taking this supplement.

In addition to the acceleration of fat metabolism, this supplement also helps in losing visceral fat from the body. Visceral fat is the harmful fat found accumulated in the hip and belly area. This herbal-blend supplement significantly decreases the amount of visceral fat in your body and improves blood sugar. It also lowers the cholesterol levels drastically. In short, this natural fruit and flower supplement helps in improving the quality of life in many users.

Those with health issues like diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol can also use this supplement for rapid weight loss, better sugar level, and low cholesterol.

Clinical studies on this supplement included eight-week trial as well. During this period, many users show rapid positive results with better weight, low cholesterol, and healthy echocardiogram. This supplement is a product of famous InterHealth Brand. Therefore, consumers will never find similar supplements online sold under other marketer’s name. In fact, no online users are allowed to use this supplement name without getting a legal permission from InterHealth.

That surely will avoid duplication of this product. As our body tends to accumulate fat in belly and hip area, it needs some fat metabolism hormone for getting it assimilated. With this supplement, your fat metabolism hormone will work effectively and remove fat from your body gradually.

Lose Three Times as Much Weight with Meratrim

Within today’s society, many are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to losing weight. I believe that many of you who have tried losing weight, know that it does not come easy by any means. There are multiple products on the market that guarantee weight loss and tremendous results. Then the unfortunate truth occurs, the weight loss never happens and you end up wasting the money you spent towards that product. Well you can say goodbye to those misleading products, and say hello to what you are about to read. You could consider this the future to healthy weight loss.

Meratrim is pill form that has shown great results for losing weight. A study was done in India where one hundred people were tested to determine if this weightless product would be successful. Results showed nothing, but positive. The people either received two placebo pills daily or two pills filled with the herbs that Meratrim consists of. The tested people were on a diet that consisted of two thousand calories a day and were required to walk for thirty minutes a day. Remarkably the placebo patients lost an average of 3.3 pounds while the non placebo patients lost 11.5 pounds. It is proven that this weight loss system does work.

In order to get our magnificent product to do what it does best, we have included Garcinia Mangostana and Sphaeranthus Indicus in the pill. These are two herbs that fight the weight and help trim it down to what our customers like best. Garcinia Magostana is a herb that consist of thick leaves and edible fruit. Sphaeranthus Indicus is another form of herb that has a wide range of benefits from people reporting about the herb. That is all that is in the pill and it has been proven to show great weight loss results.

Meratrim is clearly a successful new product that should be used by anyone trying to lose some weight. It requires no impossible exercise. Walking thirty minutes a day is all you have to do. If you want to do more or do a more intense workout, then the results can only get better. We recommend everyone give this a shot and see what you can do for yourself.