Archive for February, 2014

Burning Fat with Supplements

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Fat Burning Supplements

Tired of trying hard to lose weight in problem areas like flabby arms, big butt, bulging belly, and big thighs?  Some supplements can target these areas along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, helping you to lose fat from the areas which is hardest for you.

  • Extra belly fat is tough to burn because of stress.  Your body holds on to extra weight in your belly because the body is sending a message to it via fight-or-flight hormones.  Eating a food high in soluble fiber, such as beans with every meal will help lower inflammation in the belly.  GLA, gamma-linolenic acid, about 1000 mg before every meal will send calming chemicals to the body’s fat cells and signal them to give up fat stores.
  • Some people are more likely to store fat in their butt due to genetics.  Chitosan is a supplement made from the outer shell of certain shellfish and is a dietary fiber which can inhibit fats from being absorbed in the intestinal wall.  Whey protein is packed with amino acids which stimulate your growth hormones to burn fat and build muscle.
  • Flabby arms can also be a problem area that is hard to target. Anthocyanidins, made from fruit extracts, can help to strengthen collagen and reduce water retention.
  • Studies show that thigh fat can metabolize slower than other parts of the body.  A metabolic boost is needed for to burn fat stores in the thighs, calcium pyruvate (1000 mg with each meal), can help the convert sugar and starches into energy.  Pyruvic acid has also been shown to boost metabolism, combined with calcium it can aid weight loss by minimizing fat storage in places like your thighs.  Also, eating meat which contains high-saturated fat goes straight to your thighs, try eliminating meat from your diet for a week and eating protein based plant sources instead.
  • Total body fat burning supplements, like green coffee bean extract, can help melt fat all over your body.  Take 800 mg twice a day for safe and natural weight loss.  Green coffee beans are raw and unroasted, which can help slow glucose absorption and stop fat from building up in the body.

Five Health Inspired Pinterest Accounts You Should Be Following

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Pinterest has become the most entertaining way to discover new ideas from delicious recipes to wedding ideas to do-it-yourself crafts which most often seem impossible but occasionally you will try one which you can exclaim “Nailed it!”

The motivation to get healthy and fit is a major theme seen through Pinterest boards, which are numerous and informative about gearing up to a healthier lifestyle.  In addition to a healthier lifestyle, a natural one with alternative health tips, highlighting remedies you can make yourself to which is the best herbal supplement to choose to natural ways to improve your health and well-being.

Here are the top five Pinterest accounts devoted to natural health tips and more:

1. Natural Health Magazine

This is a no brainer, it is natural health is right in the title.  This magazine offers information and tips on healthy and natural options, the newest trends and news about natural products, and do-it-yourself ideas that won’t leave you wishing you never were sucked into Pinterest in the first place.

2. Yoga Journal

This magazine has focused on the health benefits of yoga for the past 30 years, but they haven’t run out of interesting yoga tips.  Yoga is known for a wealth of health benefits and Yoga Journal helps you understand how.  In addition to yoga pins, this Pinterest account offers up motivational pins which can let you “Keep Calm and Practice Yoga.”

3. Acupuncture Atlanta

A less known but health-packed Pinterest account, Acupuncture Atlanta is both a acupuncture clinic in Atlanta, GA and an online store, selling a range of products of Chinese herbs, natural supplements, tea and skin care products made from natural ingredients.  This company is devoted to the bigger picture of healthy living and their pins reflect that, as well as their blog and newsletters. There are a range of boards to choose from which each focus on a different health interest, but they also have an amazing inspiration board, earth-friendly boards, and healthy cooking ideas.

4. Dr. Mehmet Oz

Dr. Oz’s Pinterest account is packed with healthy ideas, many of them incorporated with simple and easy diet changes, fitness tips, and more.  There isn’t much to say about this charismatic man who is devoted to helping people overcome some of the challenges they face adapting a healthier lifestyle.

5. Mother Earth Living

This magazine based Pinterest account is about healthier and more natural options from the inside out. The boards include healthy tips for not only the body, but for the environment and the home.  Healthy lifestyle is the focus and their pins link to in-depth information about everything from your garden to the body to the home.