Accelerate Fat Burning

Accelerate Fat Burning

Increase metabolism with super-sets for extra fat burning and blasting. Doing super-sets will increase the rate at which you can burn calories by as much as 13 %. Super-sets are a series of exercises done back to back, or one after the other with no rest period in between.  If done properly this exercise sequence can keep your body burning calories up to 16 hours later.

Do Squat Jumps over a 12 inch step with a T Push Up.

Do them each for 30 seconds one after the other then rest 1 minute and repeat 3-4 units

In this article I will give you a simple and easy to follow methods on how to accelerate fat burning.

Drink Lots of Water

You have probably heard it a million times that drinking water is very important. Water has multitudes of benefits and it also increases the muscle build up in the body and your overall appearance.

Water Increases your strength and performance in the gym

Study has shown that dehydration, even the slightest amount of it can cause a decrease in your strength and physical performance greatly. Actually a 3% drop in your body’s water content will lead to a 15-20% decrease in the muscle contractions. When undergoing intense training sessions, it is very important that your strength and energy levels are very high.

Water Helps in Injury Prevention

When you train hard in the gym over a long period using whatever equipment available, stress can be put on your joints and connecting tissues. Water helps fight and alleviate this by lubricating the joints for easy movement and for the formation of a protective layer around them.

Water Increases Fat Burning Metabolism

The liver has one of the roles of metabolizing fat in the body. The liver also helps the kidney flush out toxic substances through urine. When you decrease your water intake, this causes the liver and kidney to work extra hard to clear this out and it can be of course a strain to them. A decrease in water will cause a decrease in fat burning.

Super Setting Workouts

Using super sets in a workout is beneficial in accelerating fat burning. If you are ready for change then super-sets will do it for you alongside with plenty of water.

How To Gain Muscle And Lose Fat At The Same Time

“How can I gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?” That’s right up there
with “How do I get six pack abs” as one of the most frequently asked fitness
questions of all time. The problem is, when you ask it, you get all kinds of
conflicting answers – even from experts who are supposed to know these things.
So what’s the deal? Is it really possible to lose fat and build muscle
simultaneously?

Short answer: Yes, you can gain muscle and lose fat at the “same time.”

Long answer: It’s difficult and it’s complicated. Allow me to explain…

First we have the issue of whether you really lose fat and gain muscle at the
“same time.”

Well, yes, if your definition of the “same time” is say, a month or 12 weeks.
But in that case, you’re probably not gaining muscle at the “same time”
literally speaking, as in, right now this very moment you are reading this, or 7
days a week, 24 hours a day for months in a row.

The best explanation for what’s really happening is that you alternate between
periods of caloric surplus (anabolism) and caloric deficit (catabolism) and the
net result is a gain in muscle and a loss in body fat.

You see, if you stay in a calorie surplus, it’s the body’s natural tendency for
body fat and lean body mass to go up together. And if you stay in a calorie
deficit, it’s your body’s natural tendency for body fat and lean body mass to go
down together.

There may be exceptions, but the general rule is that it is very difficult to
gain muscle and lose fat at the same time – the mechanisms are mostly
antagonistic to one another. When it does happen, it’s almost always the result
of “unusual conditions” – I call them X factors.

The 4 X-Factors

The first X-factor is “training age” . Ever hear of “newbie gains?” The less
trained your body is and the further you are from your genetic potential, the
easier it is to gain muscle. The reverse is also true – an advanced bodybuilder
with 20 years experience would be thrilled just to gain a few pounds of solid
dry muscle in a year!

The second x factor is muscle memory. It’s easier to regain muscle you’ve lost
than it is to gain new muscle in the first place (ergo, the fat out of shape
semi retired bodybuilder who starts training again and blows up and gets ripped
“overnight”).

The third X factor is genetics (or somatotype). Ever heard of the “genetic
freak?” That’s the dude who sprouts muscle like weeds even when he’s on the
“50-50 diet” (50% McDonald’s and 50% pizza)” and he never gets fat. (That dude
chose the right parents!)

The fourth X factor is drugs. It would stun (or sadden) you if you knew how many
people take performance and physique-enhancing drugs. I’m not just talking about
pro bodybuilders, I’m talking about “Joe six pack” in the gym – not to mention
those fitness models you idolize in the magazines. How did they get large muscle
gains with concurrent fat loss? Chemicals.

I’m not a gambling man, but I’ll place a wager on this any day: I’ll bet that in
99% of the cases of large muscle gains with concurrent large fat losses, one or
more of these x factors were present.

That’s not all! There are actually 5 more X factors related to your body
composition and diet status (the X2 factors). But I’ll have to talk about those
later.

So you’re not a beginner, you don’t take roids, you’re not a genetic freak and
you have no muscle memory to take advantage of. Are you S.O.L? Well, I do want
you to be realistic about your goals, but…

There IS a way for the average person to gain muscle and lose fat at the same
time.

The Secret: You have to change your “temporal perspective!”

Traditionally nutritionists and fitness pros have only looked at calorie balance
in terms of 24 hour periods. At midnight, you could tally up the calories like a
shopkeeper closing out his register, and if the balance were positive, you’d say
you were in a surplus for the day. If the balance were negative, you’d say you
were in a deficit for the day.

But it’s entirely possible that you might pass through periods of “within-day”
surplus where you were in a highly anabolic state (for example, you eat the
biggest, highest carb meal of the day after your workout), and you were in a
deficit the rest of the day.

If you did intense weight training, and you timed your nutrient intake
appropriately, Isn’t it possible that you could gain a small amount of muscle
during those anabolic hours, while losing fat the rest of the day? Granted it
might only be grams or ounces – but what if you kept that up for a week? A
month? Three months?

As you pan out and look at the bigger picture, what if most days of the week you
were in a deficit for the entire day, and on some days you were in a surplus? If
so, then isn’t it possible that over the course of the week, you’d have a small
net gain of muscle and loss of body fat a a result of the caloric fluctuation?

These within-day and within-week phases are called microcycles and mesocycles.
If you also had a primary goal with a longer term focus of several months, say
12 weeks or 16 weeks, that would be a macrocycle.

What I’ve just described is nutritional periodization. Some people call it
cyclical dieting. it’s where you manipulate your calories (primarily by
fluctuating carbohydrate intake, hence (“carb cyclin”) in order to intentionally
zig zag your way through periods of surplus and deficit and create specific
hormonal responses.

The end result: muscle gain and fat loss during the same time period!

I know that someone out there is having a hissy fit because I’ve only talked
about calories: deficits and surpluses. Rightfully so. Calories matter but
there’s more to it than calories – most importantly, hormones and “utrient
partitioning.”

If you’re in a calorie deficit you are going to pull energy from your body.The
question is: From WHERE? If your hormones are out of whack and you’re eating
crap, you could lose more muscle than fat in a deficit and gain almost pure fat,
not muscle, in a surplus!

But WHAT IF you could manipulate within day energy balance, use nutritional
periodization AND control your hormones with food and lifestyle strategies?
AHA! NOW you can see how concurrent muscle gain and fat loss are starting to
look possible!

Make no mistake – concurrent muscle gain and fat loss is a difficult goal to
achieve. The good news: difficult does not mean impossible. Or as George
Santayana said, “The difficult is that which can be done immediately, the
impossible, that which takes a little longer.”

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David Grisaffi

About The Author

David Grisaffi majored in physical education and is a certified high
performance exercise kinesiologist with the prestigious CHEK institute.
David holds a total of 6 certifications, he is a high school wrestling
and baseball coach as well as an independent trainer and strength coach,
known especially for his work with professional boxers and golfers.
David is the author of Firm And Flatten Your Abs an online best seller
which teaches you how to lose body fat and develop ‘six pack abs’ while
improving strength, function and athletic power at the same time. You
can contact David or learn more about his programs at
http://www.FlattenYourAbs.net

Stubborn Fat : The Facts

EVERYONE walking the face of this earth has an abundance of
fat cells throughout their bodies. In fact, if you’re a healthy
adult with normal body composition, you have approximately
30 billion fat cells. This is an astronomical number when you
think about it. Did you ever wonder why you have so many?
Have you ever wondered what those fat cells are for?

Fat Cells Are Genetically Programmed

The answer is, fat cells are part of our genetic code and they
enable us to use stored energy when food is scarce. This survival
mechanism works very much the same today as it did 10,000
years ago. However, there is an abundance of food in modern
society today, and we no longer need to store so much fat to
survive.

When you consume too many calories, your body goes into
storage mode for the “lean times,” so to speak, but the lean
time never comes. So your body simply stores those extra
calories as fat. When you eat fewer calories than your body
demands, your cells release stored fat for energy. Pretty simple
equation; however, not all fat is the same.

Placement of Fat Deposits in Your Body

The placement of fat deposits on our bodies varies depending on
each person’s genetic influences, lifestyle choices, and nutritional intake.

Men tend to store their body fat around their
bellies and chest. Women tend to store it around their hips,
buttocks, thighs, and the backs of their arms. A complete
discussion of hormones and fat storage is beyond the scope of
this article, but let it suffice to say that certain hormonal
processes do determine body fat distribution.

The Primary Factor in Failing to Lose Fat

Many people who attempt to lose body fat fail to account for
one major factor, a stumbling block to long-term success. They
approach fat loss and fitness with great enthusiasm and
determination and, with this attitude, they lose body fat and
feel great. Even so, they just can’t seem to get rid of all the fat
they want to. They lose fat successfully for a time, but ultimately
get stuck just before all of the fat is completely gone.

This is commonly known as a plateau, and this phenomenon
causes many people who were previously successful to lose their
enthusiasm and return to their old ways. When old habits take
over again – and this happens to the majority of dieters – the
body fat comes back with a vengeance. This is due to
programming of the fat cell. Each time you try to lose body fat
again, it seems to take longer and require more effort.

The Solution to Stubborn Fat

So what is the real solution? It’s simple: you must understand
how fat cells work and how to move past the plateau
phenomenon and lose the last bit of body fat-what we call
“stubborn fat.”

I have worked with many clients and I would say most of them
have a good amount of stubborn body fat. This fat is literally
programmed to be very difficult to lose. It seems to remain on
our bodies no matter what we do, hence the phrase stubborn
fat. Most modern diets and weight loss programs seem to work
in the beginning, but they never really address this crucial part
of fat loss -the last bit of stubborn fat.

Your Hormones and Stubborn Fat
Stubborn fat develops when your hormonal pathways are
broken down. Age does play a role in this: fat deposits increase
and become more resistant to fat loss methods as you get older.

This you have little control over, but some things that lead to
stubborn fat development are under your control. Yo-yo dieting
is one of them. Losing weight on crash diets and then regaining
it-often known as the “ebound effect” – only increase
stubborn fat in the long run. A decrease in exercise and activity
level also compounds the stubborn fat problem. This is why
people who crash-diet on low calories and refuse to exercise
often have the worst stubborn fat problems of all.

Our ancestors really never had to deal with this problem
because they moved and engaged in physical labor as a regular
part of daily life, whereas technological conveniences and the
modern lifestyle have caused many of us to become lazy and
inactive.

Stubborn fat is metabolized extremely slowly and resists the
hormonal process that takes place when the fat burning process
starts up. To burn fat, the adrenal hormones (better known as
adrenaline and noradrenaline) attach to the fat cell receptors
and essentially “open them up” so the fat can be used in the
energy pathways. There are two kinds of receptors in your fat
cells: one is alpha and the other beta. The beta receptors are
much more active and respond to adrenal hormones. To lose
body fat, the adrenal hormones switch on and the body begins
to use fat as energy. However, in the case of people with
stubborn fat, this does not occur, so no body fat is lost.

According to my good friend and colleague Ori Hofmekler,
author of The Warrior Diet, stubborn fat has a lower ratio of beta
receptors to alpha receptors. Therefore, your body’s hormonal
“fat dissolver,” adrenaline, is unable to enter the fat cell and
open the door. Hofmekler also points out that “to make these
matters worse, stubborn fat has more estrogen receptors, which
cause even more stubborn fat.”

If all this sounds bad enough, what makes it even worse is that if
you indulge in the typical modern diet and sedentary lifestyle,
this often results in insulin sensitivity. (For more information,
read my past article on “Insulin Sensitivity.”) On top of
everything else, your fat tissue becomes so incredibly resistant
to your attempts to lose it, it seems like you will be stuck with it
forever.

Why Dieting Alone Doesn’t Work

Diets fail because they only look at the caloric reduction side of
the equation. You need to understand the other variables in the
equation – exercise and lifestyle. You must understand the
deeper issues you are really dealing with. Getting rid of
stubborn fat is not nearly as simple as just slashing calories and
dieting. Stubborn fat is the result of a complex interplay of
biological and hormonal processes – all of which are affected by
how you eat, how you move, and the type of lifestyle you lead.

The Crucial Question

Now that you understand why you have stubborn fat, right
down to the hormone and receptor level, the question is: How
do you alter your nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle to get rid if this
EVERYONE walking the face of this earth has an abundance of
fat cells throughout their bodies. In fact, if you’re a healthy
adult with normal body composition, you have approximately
30 billion fat cells. This is an astronomical number when you
think about it. Did you ever wonder why you have so many?
Have you ever wondered what those fat cells are for?

Fat Cells Are Genetically Programmed

The answer is, fat cells are part of our genetic code and they
enable us to use stored energy when food is scarce. This survival
mechanism works very much the same today as it did 10,000
years ago. However, there is an abundance of food in modern
society today, and we no longer need to store so much fat to
survive.

When you consume too many calories, your body goes into
storage mode for the “lean times,” so to speak, but the lean
time never comes. So your body simply stores those extra
calories as fat. When you eat fewer calories than your body
demands, your cells release stored fat for energy. Pretty simple
equation; however, not all fat is the same.

Placement of Fat Deposits in Your Body

The placement of fat deposits on our bodies varies depending on
each person’s genetic influences, lifestyle choices, and nutritional intake.

Men tend to store their body fat around their
bellies and chest. Women tend to store it around their hips,
buttocks, thighs, and the backs of their arms. A complete
discussion of hormones and fat storage is beyond the scope of
this article, but let it suffice to say that certain hormonal
processes do determine body fat distribution.

The Primary Factor in Failing to Lose Fat

Many people who attempt to lose body fat fail to account for
one major factor, a stumbling block to long-term success. They
approach fat loss and fitness with great enthusiasm and
determination and, with this attitude, they lose body fat and
feel great. Even so, they just can’t seem to get rid of all the fat
they want to. They lose fat successfully for a time, but ultimately
get stuck just before all of the fat is completely gone.

This is commonly known as a plateau, and this phenomenon
causes many people who were previously successful to lose their
enthusiasm and return to their old ways. When old habits take
over again – and this happens to the majority of dieters – the
body fat comes back with a vengeance. This is due to
programming of the fat cell. Each time you try to lose body fat
again, it seems to take longer and require more effort.

The Solution to Stubborn Fat

So what is the real solution? It’s simple: you must understand
how fat cells work and how to move past the plateau
phenomenon and lose the last bit of body fat-what we call
“stubborn fat.”

I have worked with many clients and I would say most of them
have a good amount of stubborn body fat. This fat is literally
programmed to be very difficult to lose. It seems to remain on
our bodies no matter what we do, hence the phrase stubborn
fat. Most modern diets and weight loss programs seem to work
in the beginning, but they never really address this crucial part
of fat loss -the last bit of stubborn fat.

Your Hormones and Stubborn Fat
Stubborn fat develops when your hormonal pathways are
broken down. Age does play a role in this: fat deposits increase
and become more resistant to fat loss methods as you get older.

This you have little control over, but some things that lead to
stubborn fat development are under your control. Yo-yo dieting
is one of them. Losing weight on crash diets and then regaining
it-often known as the “ebound effect” – only increase
stubborn fat in the long run. A decrease in exercise and activity
level also compounds the stubborn fat problem. This is why
people who crash-diet on low calories and refuse to exercise
often have the worst stubborn fat problems of all.

Our ancestors really never had to deal with this problem
because they moved and engaged in physical labor as a regular
part of daily life, whereas technological conveniences and the
modern lifestyle have caused many of us to become lazy and
inactive.

Stubborn fat is metabolized extremely slowly and resists the
hormonal process that takes place when the fat burning process
starts up. To burn fat, the adrenal hormones (better known as
adrenaline and noradrenaline) attach to the fat cell receptors
and essentially “open them up” so the fat can be used in the
energy pathways. There are two kinds of receptors in your fat
cells: one is alpha and the other beta. The beta receptors are
much more active and respond to adrenal hormones. To lose
body fat, the adrenal hormones switch on and the body begins
to use fat as energy. However, in the case of people with
stubborn fat, this does not occur, so no body fat is lost.

According to my good friend and colleague Ori Hofmekler,
author of The Warrior Diet, stubborn fat has a lower ratio of beta
receptors to alpha receptors. Therefore, your body’s hormonal
“fat dissolver,” adrenaline, is unable to enter the fat cell and
open the door. Hofmekler also points out that “to make these
matters worse, stubborn fat has more estrogen receptors, which
cause even more stubborn fat.”

If all this sounds bad enough, what makes it even worse is that if
you indulge in the typical modern diet and sedentary lifestyle,
this often results in insulin sensitivity. (For more information,
read my past article on “Insulin Sensitivity.”) On top of
everything else, your fat tissue becomes so incredibly resistant
to your attempts to lose it, it seems like you will be stuck with it
forever.

Why Dieting Alone Doesn’t Work

Diets fail because they only look at the caloric reduction side of
the equation. You need to understand the other variables in the
equation – exercise and lifestyle. You must understand the
deeper issues you are really dealing with. Getting rid of
stubborn fat is not nearly as simple as just slashing calories and
dieting. Stubborn fat is the result of a complex interplay of
biological and hormonal processes – all of which are affected by
how you eat, how you move, and the type of lifestyle you lead.

The Crucial Question

Now that you understand why you have stubborn fat, right
down to the hormone and receptor level, the question is: How
do you alter your nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle to get rid if this
resistant body fat?

The answer is revealed in Part 2. Read on-

The answer is revealed in Part 2. Read on-

Lose Belly Fat For Good

Belly fat is a cause of concern for millions around the world, and with right reason. Studies have shown people with tummies overflowing with belly fat are at a greater risk of developing heart disease, cancer and many others. However, this ‘pandemic’ can be greatly curbed if you make a pledge to follow an apt nutrition and fitness regimen. This regimen should be geared to improving overall fitness, rather than just focusing on a particular body part.

If you are getting panicky about becoming a replica of the Laughing Buddha, follow these steps to beat the flab and say adios to bloated bellies for good:

Maintain a balanced diet: And by that, I mean eat everything in moderation. Crash diets and popping diet pills have an adverse affect on your metabolism. The body needs ample nourishment from the right foods to keep itself healthy and free of disease. To begin losing belly fat start with some obvious villains such as trans fats (doughnuts, French fries, cream cookies, butter and candy bars) and high fructose corn syrup. These processed food substitutes wreck havoc on your quest for less belly fat. By reading labels you will become and expect at recognizing these culprits. Consume monounsaturated fats found in avocados, dark chocolate, nuts (raw almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds) and olive oil. In addition to omega 3 oils – flaxseed, hempseeds, fish oil, instead.

That said, indulge in your favorite foods once in a while, but keep your focus on less sugar, processed foods and more belly fat fighting cruciferous vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and Cabbage), Citrus fruits, red raspberries and white meat. The effects of eating fatty, refined foods tend to show most around your tummy area, so always start with the food you put in your mouth. Continue reading Lose Belly Fat For Good

Do Fat Burning Supplements Part II

Below you will find common supplements used for fat
burning

Caffeine
Now that ephedra is banned, caffeine and caffeine-containing
substances are by far the most popular ingredients used in
energy and fat-burning supplements. Caffeine is found in the
leaves, seeds, or fruits of at least five dozen plants, and common
food sources of caffeine include soda, coffee, and chocolate.
Most people are familiar with caffeine and what it does to the
body, including stimulating the central nervous system, raising
the heart rate, and increasing alertness. Although research has
demonstrated that caffeine is a thermogenic which increases fat
oxidation, caffeine taken by itself is unlikely to produce any
significant amount of real world fat loss. Caffeine is more
commonly used as an additive agent in thermogenic stacks, as
with ephedrine in the ephedrine-caffeine (EC) combination.
If you decide to use the caffeine in coffee as a natural
thermogenic, please use organic coffee if possible! Coffee is one
of the most pesticided and herbicided products in the world,
followed by cotton.

Guarana
Guarana or kola nut is really just another name for caffeine.
Guarana is also known to treat diarrhea, decrease fatigue, curb
the appetite, and help with arthritis pain. Guarana also helps to
reduce hangovers from alcohol abuse and headaches during
menstruation.

Aspirin
Aspirin is often added to the ephedrine-caffeine stack
(collectively known as the ECA stack). Aspirin is a blood thinner,
which amplifies the effect of the thermogenics ephedrine and
caffeine. Aspirin is often listed as white willow bark extract,
from which it is derived. Ephedra and caffeine work
independently of aspirin, and excessive use of aspirin can be
harsh on the stomach lining.

L-Carnitine
The amino acid L-carnitine is used (and required) to release
energy from fat. Research shows that individuals who
supplement with L-carnitine while engaging in an exercise
regimen are less likely to experience muscle soreness.
You may see labels that list ‘acetyl’- L-carnitine. This version of
L-carnitine does basically the same thing as regular L-carnitine:
metabolize food into energy.

Although L-carnitine is often marketed as a fat burner and
included in many fat-burning supplements, the research is
conflicting and inconclusive. Real world results have not
matched the advertising hype. Furthermore, the dosages used
in many product formulations may be insufficient to elicit any
potential benefits. Continue reading Do Fat Burning Supplements Part II

Hot Peppers for Reducing Appetite

The active heat source in all hot peppers is the potent compound
capsacin.  It is also the active compound that makes pepper spray
such an effective weapon.  If you enjoy torturing your tongue you can
try the jalapeno or habenero.  Another case altogether is the Bhut
Jolokia.  It has been certified as the world’s hottest pepper by the
Guinness Book of World Records.  Just in case oral torture is not
your thing, there are the many-fold health benefits of the hot pepper to
consider.  Either way, hot peppers should be part of your healthy diet
and lifestyle.

For many centuries people have used hot peppers as powerful
medicinal aids.  They are used to stimulate digestion, reduce appetite,
increase circulation, pain relief, suppress the common cold, and to
open clogged airways in the nose and lungs.  That is not a bad set of
benefits, but it is just the start.  The health benefits continue on to
include lowering cholesterol, reducing blood clotting and treating the
symptoms of chronic fatigue, asthma, and infections.

Some of the most incredible benefits of hot peppers is for reducing
appetite.  The type of hot pepper may not matter, although some
people claim that red (cayenne) peppers work the best.  The capsacin
is actually the relevant compound for reducing your appetite with hot
peppers.  Capsacin increases blood flow to the intestines and
increases the muscular contractions of the intestinal walls (peristalsis).
It also seems to block the sensory information from the intestine to the
brain. Continue reading Hot Peppers for Reducing Appetite

Fat Cell: What Is It?

Fat Cell: What is it? This question is often asked and generally there is a lack of understanding of the mechanism of the fat cell. Let us try to have a general overview of the fat cell and its function.According to the book ‘Adipose Tissue’ by Susanne Klaus, the major portion of the fat is stored just under the skin. Fat also surrounds important organs like the kidneys, liver and the heart. Fat also gets deposited on the top and beneath the muscles in the human body. For males the fat gets deposited in the chest, buttocks and abdomen and in women the fat tends to gather in the breasts, buttocks, waist and hips. Testosterone and estrogen, the two sex hormones, determine the position of deposition. Continue reading Fat Cell: What Is It?

5 Proven Diet Tips for Flat Abs

Your belly is a miracle of its own making! A diet filled with 4000 empty
calories per day won’t help your belly’s shape. But research and
long-term studies find proof that some food and specific food-based
diets are helpful for a beautiful, flat and muscular midsection.

Unhealthy diets, even when the amount of calories is minimal, can
 have a negative impact on the bulging belly and increase your
 chances of obesity.

 Diseases such as diabetes and heart attacks threaten more people
 who eat unhealthy diets rather than people who have fatty and rich,
 but minimally processed food.  I offer up a this simple tip list for you,
 5 diet tips for flat abs. By simply utilizing these 5 diet tips for flat abs
 you can enhance your physical body and prevent the unwanted belly
 bulge.   Continue reading 5 Proven Diet Tips for Flat Abs

Green Tea and a Smaller Belly

Drinking green tea, and its cousin black tea or oolong tea, has been a
custom in many countries for thousands of years. The tea is made
from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Everyone world wide
enjoys a good cup of tea; however the benefits of drinking tea are not
as wide-spread as they could be. Tea is without a doubt good for
your health, helps with high blood pressure, keeping your heart
ticking, aids in blood flow, keeps your bones strong, reduces your
waist line, gobbles up belly fat and helps clean your kidneys plus a
few more but I think you get the drift.

There is a difference in color between teas. This is a by-product of
production. Green tea is the same as black tea however black tea is
left out to ferment while drying. This process changes the color to
black. It is a milder tasting tea and I would assume why it is a bit
more popular. Oolong ferments about ½ the amount of time black tea
ferments. Green tea is steamed and then let dry to keep the flavor
intact. Green tea has nutrient rich properties that other beverages do
not possess. It is rich in certain phytonutrients called catechins. This
nutrient contains many different compounds but in an average cup of
tea it provides about 125 mg of catechins. Continue reading Green Tea and a Smaller Belly

How Stress Affects Belly Fat- An Analysis

Stress, along with diabetes, has rightly been termed a ‘silent killer’. Stress causes deterioration in health and affects every part of the body. People, nowadays are more stressed out than their ancestors. The world has become so fast-paced that whoever does not keep up with the race gets left behind and no one would like that. In the process, health is the main casualty and one of the primary reasons for this, is stress.

Specifically speaking, stress and belly fat are co-related and by the following reasoning we can see how stress affects belly fat. 
 As one grows older, the metabolism of the body slows down and fat starts to accumulate around the stomach. Along with this natural ageing process, a sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habits and stress contribute to that belly fat. This fat, also called visceral fat is the most dangerous fat in the body. Since this fat is located behind the abdominal wall, it has the fastest access to the heart and other important organs of the body. 
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