July 14, 2014
When most people set out to lose weight and get healthy, one of the very first things that they eliminate is fat. While this is certainly understandable given the negative press this particular substance has received over the last several years, not all fats are created equal. In fact, some should definitely be included in your diet if your goal is total health and wellness. The Reasons Why Fat Is Beneficial to You There are a number of benefits to having certain kinds of fat in your daily menu plan. For instance, some are good for your heart...
May 25, 2013
With so many fat burning fads today, it’s almost impossible to know what really works. That’s why today I’m going to tell you about a killer fat destroyer, L- Carnitine. L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in red meat and other sources and is naturally produced in the body. L-Carnitine plays a role in the transport of fatty acids into energy. The famous Dr. Oz says that L-Carnitine “stimulates growth hormone and helps turn on the mechanism that burns off fat in specific areas.” Not only does L-Carnitine burn body fat, L-Carnitine also protects you from becoming -vulnerable to...
April 19, 2013
Created in 1972, the Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate diet promoted by Robert Atkins from a research paper he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association published by Dr. Alfred W. Pennington, titled "WEIGHT REDUCTION", published in 1958. The Atkins diet consists of four phases: phase one, inductions; phase two, ongoing weight loss; phases three, pre-maintenance; and phase four lifetime maintenance. Phase once is a fourteen day introduction phase that involves eating very few carbohydrates, especially bread, fruit, grains, pasta, and starchy vegetables. The purpose of this is to accustom the body to burn fat instead of carbs. Phase two is when more carbs are...