Fat burning foods

Here are just a few tips on fat burning foods that you may find useful. I additionally have included a link to a great product that will provide you with very comprehensive information.

Avocado: Loaded with healthy Omega 9 fatty acids (the same fats found in olive oil, olives, and macadamia nuts), avocados speed the conversion of fat into energy and boost the rate of metabolism.

Coconut: Coconut is rich with medium chain triglycerides (MCFAs) which increase the liver’s rate of metabolism by up to 30 percent, according to some experts. They also help keep you full so you’re less likely to snack on junk food. Coconut oil frequently aids the functioning of the thyroid gland. Coconut oil, coconut milk (not the low fat variety), coconut flour, and shredded (unsweetened) coconut all contain MCFAs.

Lemons: Excellent liver detoxifiers, lemons also alkalize our body. They may seem acidic based on taste but in the process of being metabolized by the body, they actually alkalize our bodily fluids and tissues. Maintaining the health of the liver is also imperative to the body’s ability to digest and burn fat, since the liver is one of the organs responsible for these functions.

Grapefruit: Many studies confirm that grapefruit is an excellent weight loss food. In one study at Johns Hopkins University, women who eat grapefruit daily shed almost 20 pounds on average in only 13 weeks, without changing anything else in their diet or lifestyle.

Tomatoes: Packed with vitamin C and the phytochemical lycopene, tomatoes stimulate the production of the amino acid known as carnitine. Research has shown carnitine helps speed the body’s fat-burning capacity by one third.


What Is Cellulite?

Hi folks, i know this is a major issue and the cause of much stress so I am hoping this blog post helps. Cellulite is a condition brought on by the arrangement of connective tissue and  tissues in women. Connective tissue is used to hold things together as well as give strength and support to structures. Think of it as the plastic wrap of the body. This is arranged in parallel rows, but in the hips and thighs of women it has double layers, one on top of the other, and they are arranged perpendicular to each other, or crosswise. This is designed to give additional strength for this part of the body during pregnancy to help hold in the expanded uterus and the accompanying fat that women get during this time.

cellulitefactorbannerOther than during pregnancy as the fat pushes up against these layers, the areas where the cross-hatch pattern created by the double layers going crosswise to each other, which sort of resembles a checkerboard, pulls in tighter and created the appearance of pock marks that people refer to as cellulite. It’s where the corners of the pieces of the checkerboard meet that get pulled down and the spaces on the checkerboard. If you’re thinking of liposuction, think of a vacuum hose going in there an sucking out not only the fat but the connective tissue that is designed to hold everything in. There is no way of removing the fat since since they are both together in what’s called superficial fascia. It may look better for a while, but there is a real risk that after a while, without the structural support, fatty deposits may reform, but without any supportive mesh to hold them in it may end up looking worse because it will be blotching and uneven.

I know that sounds like all is lost, but I will in the future be posting how to get rid of cellulite for good, so check back soon.