Supplement Yourself Thin

Over the years, the marketplace has seen its fair share of pills, drinks and gimmicks that promise fat loss with hardly any real effort on behalf of the user. Almost every single one of these products is, at the very least, over rated and some don't do a darn thing. However, there are a few nutrients that can be purchased at your local health food store that may be helpful in winning the war on body fat. Imagine taking a pill that would speed along the fat burning process. Imagine a nutrient...

Anorectic Drugs

Anorectic drugs work by suppressing the appetite, the desire to eat. Obviously, if less food is consumed, less total calories are ingested causing some type of loss in body weight. All anorectic drugs resemble the sympathomimetic amines. Sympathomimetic amines are released in the body in response to direct stimulation of the nervous system. The nervous system has 2 parts. The parasympathetic and sympathetic systems. At rest, the parasympathetic system tends to over ride or somewhat dominate...

What About Carbohydrates Protein and

Once you choose the calorie level best suited for your lifestyle, you'll need to set guidelines for protein, carbohydrates and dietary fat. Specifically, how much of your total calories should be comprised of protein calories, carbohydrate calories, and fat calories. Setting fat guidelines is rather easy. Just avoid extra fat found in butter, salad dressings, heavy sauces, avoid fattier cuts of meat, and watch out for restaurant meals that are notorious for mixing into meals, including salads...

Sugar Insulin and Fat Dynamics

Insulin has positive and negative effects on the body. In terms of controlling body fat, the ultimate success one achieves depends on total calorie intake and the hormones effected by the types of calories we eat. Elevated insulin levels for the person hoping to control body fat is, possibly, as detrimental as total caloric intake. High or elevated insulin levels result from overeating carbohydrate foods - either complex carbs or simple carbs. When you overeat carbohydrates, you increase the...

The corrective step to sporadic eating habits which send conflicting messages to the body and can lead to fat storage

To take an average of the seven day period and start anew. Add up all the calories eaten in a seven day period and divide by 7. This gives you a sum average sneak peak at the calories an individual typically eats each day. More important, it eliminates higher calorie and lower calorie days which the Calorie Perception Theorists hold is making you fat. So, in the 7 day example previous, that individual ate 14,798 calories in seven days. Dividing this number by 7 equals 2114 (14,798-7 2114)...

Does 3500 Calories Equal One Pound Of

There was a time when dieters played strict, and sometimes exclusive, attention to total caloric intake with little regard for total carbohydrate consumption, fat intake or variables such as metabolism. The dieter's life was rather simple. Just count calories, cut a certain amount from the diet and fat loss will follow. However, there's a little more to it as illustrated below. Food scientists tell us one pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories. That is, when a total of 3500 calories is omitted...

Varying Caloric Intake When Its Permissible

Previously, we learned a sporadic diet with day to day fluctuations in caloric intake could send conflicting messages to the body regarding fat loss or fat storage. Without a steady base, the body may fail to to respond to what appears to be decreases in caloric intake. With sporadic eating habits, high calorie days are potent fat storers and when calories drop, fat is rarely shed as the body knows the reduction is temporary. The fat burning system simply stalls even though calories may be...

KetonesA Litmus Test For Fat Burning

Lowering carbohydrates along with a higher protein intake is, a modified form of fasting. When fuel intake decreases the body taps alternative fuel sources including body fat. After the body's stores of carbohydrates are used up in 2 to 5 days, the body begins to tap significantly more body fat and to a lesser extent, more body protein. As fat is broken down, the fatty acids are sent to the liver where they make a special molecule called acetyl coenzyme A, an intermediary in fat metabolism....

Fat Inhibition

One big mistake many dieters make is to conceptualize weight loss in terms of restriction, reduction, starvation, cutting, and calorie deprivation. These terms imply severely reducing calories which, as we have learned, fail as a model for long term fat loss. While calorie reduction is effective, the degree of calorie reduction, ought to be small and mild at best. Many dieters resort to extremes and reduce calories dramatically from a high caloric intake to a very low caloric intake. In this...

Directing Carbs

Wouldn't it be great to be able to divert carbs towards muscles and never towards fat cells You can, to some extent. Carbohydrates have a greater tendency to be stored as muscle glycogen immediately following hard physical (weight) training. Weight training relies upon stored muscle glycogen as fuel. The harder you train or the longer you train, the lower glycogen levels drop. When muscles become low in glycogen and you eat a meal high in carbohydrates, the muscles draw or suck the carbs right...

Varying Caloric Intake Metabolic Trickery

Many people complain it's difficult to lose weight, Even though I don't eat a lot of food. There's probably a little bit of exaggeration there yet some truth as well. Because, it is possible to get fatter without over indulging in food or going radically overboard in terms of total caloric intake. How Confusion. A sporadic, unplanned, or inconstant diet characterized by wide gaping variances in caloric intake from day to day can stimulate fat storage. Just as the mind becomes confused with an...

Types of Calories

Calories are derived from foods and there are three types or sub groups of calories. They are carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Carbohydrates are derived from non animal foods. Examples of healthier carbohydrates include rice, pasta, beans, breads, potatoes, yams and fruit. Other carbohydrates, sometimes called manufactured carbs include pretzels, low fat cakes, cookies and related items. Of course, desserts are full of carbohydrates found in the flour and sugar and, in most cases, they're...

Dietary blunders that compromise thermogenesis include

1 Eating only 2 or 3 times daily. 3 Eating too many simple carbs at the expense of including complex carbs and vegetables. 4 Eating excessive calories before going to bed. And now Americans are drastically decreasing the intake of salt or sodium which might not be the best advice for a dieter. Granted, a high salt intake may aggravate high blood pressure in those who already have high blood pressure. There's no denying that. However, salt effects thermogenesis and thyroid hormones. Salt...