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6 Tricks to Increase Metabolism and Burn Fat
When it comes to burning fat, it comes down to your metabolism. A slower metabolism generally results in the storage of fat, not to mention increasing your chances of other health conditions.

Here we will look at a number of tricks to help increase your metabolism and boost your fat burning potential. Try including at least a few of these fat burning strategies into your everyday routine so you can lose weight and get to your weight loss goals quicker.

1. Eating Breakfast

All meals are important, however eating breakfast fires up your metabolism a lot earlier than those who don't. Studies have shown that those who eat a healthy breakfast lost more weight than those who don't eat breakfast.

If you find it hard to eat breakfast, then don't start by having a massive meal. Try something small such as an apple, then as you get use to consuming breakfast each day, start trying different things. A couple of poached eggs with some sautéed tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach is a super healthy breakfast that will have your metabolism revved up and burning fat in no time.

2. Eating Regularly

Eating regularly keeps your metabolism raised throughout the day which helps to keep your fat burning machine going. Instead of eating 2 - 3 big meals, try having smaller portions but more frequently. Eating smaller portioned more frequent meals helps you keep your energy levels stable and prevents your metabolism from slowing down.

Always remember to eat healthy nutrient rich food, including your snacks. Many people ask me what they should have for a healthy snack. It can be as easy as a small handful of mixed nuts with a piece of fruit. Both are loaded with nutrients and fiber and will keep you full and in fat burning mode.

3. The Spice Of Life
Most people think of herbs and spices as just things that add flavor to your meals. However plenty of research has shown that not only can many spices increase metabolism, they are also great for their medicinal qualities.




Chillies are one spice that can really boost metabolism. We all know when we've eaten chillies, we get that feeling of heat, as it's thermogenic properties heat you up on a cellular level. Also, cinnamon has been shown to stabilise blood sugar levels and minimize insulin resistance. This is great not only for diabetics but for anyone who is trying to burn fat.

These are just a couple of examples, but there are so many more benefits from herbs and spices.

4. Movement

Exercising is a great way to increase metabolism. What's more, if you do it in the morning it's been shown to not only torch fat but also release those feel good hormones earlier which keeps you more alert, focused and in a more positive frame of mind.

Combining a good morning exercise routine followed by a healthy breakfast as previously mentioned, will help with burning fat, thanks to their metabolic effects. Research has also shown that exercise enhances mental acuity for up to 8 hours. Again keeping your mind sharp and focused on the day's activities.

If you're not used to exercising in the morning, try and find a training buddy as this will help hold each of you to account. Aim for at least 20 minutes of exercise if your not use to it. Then increase the time and intensity of your exercise routine as you progress.

5. Weights

Weight training or resistance training got a bad wrap for decades when it came to weight loss. Everyone thought you had to be running on a treadmill for hours on end to lose weight. Well this couldn't be further from the truth.

Weight training has been shown to have an amazing fat burning effect on the body. All exercise raises your metabolism but weight training, especially when combined with high intensity interval training can have your body burning fat for hours, even after you've finished exercising. This is known as EPOC (post exercise oxygen consumption).

Generally women shy away from weights because they think they'll bulk up. This couldn't be further from the truth. Unless you are doing some seriously heavy weight training routine 5-6 days a week, combined with supplements and other stimulants or enhancers.

At least try and include 3 - 20 minute weight training sessions into your week. Depending on your fitness levels, you could combine them into a high intensity interval workout, to further give your fat burning potential a boost.

6. The Stress Factor

More and more research is coming out on the effects of stress on the body. Just remember that it's not only external factors that cause stress in the body, such as a work place issue. It can also be caused by the foods and drinks you consume. The more processed foods and drinks you consume can lead to further stresses within the body, such as inflammation.

Stress has been shown to seriously interfere with weight loss. From causing havoc with your hormones to leaving you unmotivated, and bingeing on bad foods that won't help your weight loss efforts at all. So try and take the time to reduce some of the stress in your life. One of the easiest ways is though diet.

Don't waste any more time! Take action today. Include these 6 easy tricks into your weight loss plan so you can increase metabolism and start burning fat faster.

To great health,

Paul Scicluna

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6 Tricks to Increase Metabolism and Burn Fat




Boost your metabolism with cold
When it comes to weight loss, most people know that they need to change their lifestyle by eating healthier, exercising more, drinking more water and so on. However, there are plenty of other weight loss tips that can help you obtain results without starving yourself or exercising until exhaustion. Here are some weight loss advice that you may have never heard before.

Eat more of the same dish

Some believe that by eating a little bit of everything on the table, you will end up eating less, but this is not exactly true. People that have many side dishes to go with the main dish are actually tempted to eat more, and do not end up losing weight, as the tiny bit of advice suggested. On the other hand, eating just one type of food, without adding too much of tasty side dishes to it, will help you limit your portions and know exactly how much you eat.

Do not hesitate to add dressing to your salad

Eating salad in the morning is a healthy choice, but a salad cannot be much filling, which means that it will not take you through the day. Usually, by mid-day, you will end up feeling so hungry, that you will eat much more than you intended, once you are able to grab a bite.




Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it does not hurt to make it a bit more consistent. So add some dressing to your salad and some protein, and this healthy, complete meal will take you through the day, without letting hunger assaulting you way before lunch time.

Freeze your vegetables

Yes, it is important to have enough fresh vegetables in your diet, but not everybody has time to buy groceries every day, and spend time in the kitchen to wash them and cut them. A very easy to apply idea is to buy more vegetables and store them in your freezer, already washed and cut. This way, they will be handy, and you can add them to your meals, without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. Plus, this means that you will never have to skip your veggies again.

Boost your metabolism with cold

Comfortable temperature is a luxury of the modern world no one wants to give up, but it is a known fact that colder temperatures help your body burn more calories. This does not mean that you need to freeze to death, but getting the temperature in your home a bit lower will help you boost your metabolism.

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Weight Loss Tips You Have Probably Never Heard




Coconut Oil Can Boost Your Metabolism

Coconut Oil weight lossImagine for a second that you are not seated in your office or home but instead in Hawaii walking along the soft beaches of Oahu. There is a lot of sun-and-fun going on around you with people sunbathing, swimming, surfing and paddleboarding happily. And then, while you ponder the scene, you suddenly realize that you can tell the difference between the locals and the visiting tourists. With their abundant energy and great health, the locals appear to simply be in better shape than the tourists! And even though you try very hard to find one, you just can't seem to spot any local who is suffering from a cough, runny nose or headache.

And now suddenly, you're puzzled about this discovery and you struggle to understand what the secret might be. Could it be the long term product of their time in the sun? Or the stress-free life that they practice? The prevalence of salt in the air? Those things may play a role, but the real secret lies within the world's largest seed.

Coconut: A Nutrient Powerhouse...

The use of coconut amongst the Malaysians and Polynesians is almost as old as the culture itself. Many people underestimate the importance of coconuts. This is a mistake. Coconuts are known to contain almost all of the essential nutrients which the body will need. Magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, calcium and potassium. Those are just some of the many minerals that can be found in a coconut. Other helpful nutrients include vitamin C and Vitamin B2. The coconut contains all of these nutrients and more. However, coconut oil which is derived from the fruit is found to be made up by as much as 90% saturated fat and this puts it smack into the ever important debate on saturated fats.

The Saturated Fat Controversy...

Coconut oil is extracted from the dried flesh of the coconut. It is also a source of plant-based saturated fat, the very fat doctors and nutritionists alike have been telling us to avoid like the plague. Many of these fears are baseless. Although it is true that 90% of the coconut fruit contains saturated fat, 45% of this content is actually lauric acid - a fatty acid that can be converted to monolaurin by the body. Monolaurin is the actual compound found in breast milk that strengthens a baby's immune system. Its actions are also effective in enhancing the healthy growth of the bones and brain.

These are details that are ignored by the naysayers who criticize its high saturated fat content. The dangers of eating the saturated fat found in animals that have been raised with an unnatural diet of corn and soy are widely known. Coconut oil is however made up of a different kind of fat known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Medium-chain triglycerides are very easily digested by the body. These fats are therefore metabolized more quickly into energy.

The way medium-chain triglycerides are used by the body varies from its use of other fats. When we eat fat, a lot of it is stored in the body's cells. Unlike normal fat however, medium-chain triglycerides are sent to the liver where they are then converted into energy. In layman's terms, that bacon and cheese omelet you ate most likely sits around in your cells waiting to be burned up or stored as fat for later. However, this tropical oil gets shipped directly to your liver, where it is put to work to help you get up and get going.

More of Those Benefits...

Let's now consider some of the proposed benefits of this wonderful oil. Coconut appears to be useful in the following roles:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-pyretic (it reduces fever)
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-bacterial
During a pharmacology study, it was discovered that rats suffering from inflammation could be treated with the use of virgin coconut oil. The study also revealed that rats who were suffering from pain caused by induced hyperthermia were able to find some relief from their fever and pain with the use of this oil.

Researchers concluded: "The results...suggest anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic properties of virgin coconut oil." This helped support the view that this remarkable oil could be used in relieving fever, inflammation and pain. Certainly, that's bound to be good news for the rats. Using humans for a similar study would yield even more concrete results and conclusions.

On the antifungal front, researchers studied the effect of coconut oil on Candida (the fungus common to yeast infections), as compared to fluconazole, a common antifungal drug. Fifty-two different isolates of Candida were taken from clinical specimens. The most commonly used isolate out of this sample was Candida Albicans. It is important to note this because Candida Albicans is the most common cause of fungal infections such as thrust, vaginitis and diaper rash. All isolates were tested to see how susceptible they were to both this tropical oil and the antifungal drug. It was discovered that the Candida Albicans strain was most susceptible to coconut oil when exposed to a 1:4 dilution rate. Fluconazole on the other hand required a 1:2 dilution before recording positive results.

Translation: A lot more of the drug was needed to fight the fungus. The drug simply wasn't as effective as the natural oil. A testament once again of the triumph of nature.

When it comes to antibacterial properties, one study in particular found that virgin coconut oil helped to treat skin infections. Performing a double blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers recorded the response time of 26 patients who suffered from atopic dermatitis - a skin condition, highly susceptible to the bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus with symptoms such as dry and painful skin.

Researchers had half the group use the natural oil twice a day for four weeks at two uninfected sites. The other half were requested to use virgin olive oil while following a similar routine. In the initial stage of the study, 76% of the participants (20 out of 26) were found to have staphylococcus when tested. However, once the study was completed, less than 6% of the people who used virgin coconut oil were found to still have the bacteria as opposed to the 50% rate found in the second group.

Drawing conclusion from these studies, researchers agreed that the use of coconut oil showed great potential for the treatment of viral, fungal and bacterial conditions. Although we agree, we'd be even more delighted if this study was extended to an even larger participant pool as well as a larger variety of bacterial strain in order to further establish these results.

Cardiovascular and Weight Loss Advantages As Well...

Advocates of this nutritious oil point to its cardio-protective and fat-burning properties in addition to its antibacterial benefits. Based on the results of a population study,which involved more than 2,500 local residents of Tokelau and Pukapuka, the daily intake of coconut oil was found to have no effect on cholesterol levels.

The study focused in particular on people who had diets made up of high coconut oil content. None of the participants were discovered to suffer from any uncommon health or cardiovascular conditions as a result of their high coconut diet. Even better, the cholesterol levels of all the participants were found to still be well within healthy margins despite the high level of saturated fat (in the form of coconut oil) contained in their diet. Coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and other bowel disorders were rare as well. The results of the tests showed that the high saturated fat content from coconut did not, in any way, affect the health of the people who consumed them - a fact confirmed by the lead researcher, Dr. Ian Prior.

This conclusion was really not surprising because it was something that many people had already known. This delicious oil is not only safe to use, it also offers other health benefits such as improved gastrointestinal health. This view can, however,not be conclusively proven without a valid test which considers the participant's entire diet. It is almost ironic - when it comes to the subject of weight loss - that it is the controversial presence of medium-chain triglycerides in the oil that makes it so effective. Thanks to the presence of medium-chain triglycerides, coconut oil is metabolized at much faster rate than normal body fat. Medium-chain triglycerides are thermogenic. They boost the rate of your body's metabolism which in turn allows you to burn more calories.

An example of a case supporting this finding is that of a group of farmers in 1940 who discovered that trying to fatten their livestock with coconut oil only made them leaner and more active. Although this example cannot be confirmed by any credible source, we did discover a human study that appeared to back it up. In a study of people in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, where coconut is a staple food, researchers found that their metabolic rate was an average of 25 percent higher than people in the U.S. Unfortunately, as was the case with the farmer/livestock example, this study cannot be properly substantiated. Both examples were presented by an author who offered no references to back up his claims.

Although there was sufficient reason for us to reach a conclusion on the relationship between medium chain triglycerides and weight loss ( based on the obvious signs), we chose to ignore it because the data was yet to be proven clinically. And then we discovered a study in Brazil that involved a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Researchers tested the effects of coconut oil on 40 women between the ages of 20 to 40, all of whom had been diagnosed with clinical abdominal obesity (waist circumference of more than 88 cm). 20 of these women received a daily dose of either the coconut or soybean oil every day for 3 months. The women were also requested to carefully follow a prescribed low calorie balanced diet and take 50 minute walks during the period.

At the end of the study, the results showed a larger statistical loss in weight for the women who had been taking coconut oil as opposed to those who had been given soybean oil. Participants of the coconut group also had a statistically higher level of HDL cholesterol and a lower LDL/HDL ratio when compared to the soybean group. Both groups enjoyed a decrease in their body mass index (BMI). So, those using the coconut oil lost weight, lost inches around their waist, increased their levels of good cholesterol, and improved their bad to good cholesterol ratio. Not bad for a big seed!

The Right Way to Use Coconut Oil...

At the very least, it is clear that coconut is not bad for you and that there is a significant difference between the saturated fat in coconuts and the saturated fat in animals.

There is also significant evidence that supports the general consensus that coconuts offer effective anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It has also been shown to have only beneficial effects on people's weight loss and heart health efforts. And if these weren't enough, there is also the delightful taste of the coconut fruit and oil to look forward to. Most cooks enjoy using this oil in cooking because of its high smoking point - 350 degrees for the unrefined oil and even higher for refined oil. This is a culinary way of saying that you can saute and bake with the oil and not worry about it turning into a trans-fat before your eyes. Best of all, with a two year shelf half life and a high resistance to warm temperature, the oil is a stable choice.

So why don't you try this delicious, natural, tropical oil today. Just be sure to choose organic, virgin coconut oil that is unrefined, unbleached, made without heat processing or chemicals, and is non-GMO. And after a week of trying it, you'll be so excited with the results that you'll probably be making it a permanent feature in your life!


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Weight Loss: Why Coconut Oil Can Boost Your Metabolism




Okay, so I don’t need to tell you what a huge issue weight loss is; nor do I need to tell you that there are countless factors to take into consideration when deciding the ‘best’ approach to weight loss. For example, there’s your activity level, your current state of health, whether you have a parasite or yeast (Candida) overgrowth (which makes it nearly impossible to lose weight, by the way), or a glandular dysfunction.

Weight Loss With Herbs


Guarana acts as a stimulant to the nervous system. This herb contains guaranine which helps in relaxing the body, reduces feelings of depression and boosts the body's stamina. Due to its properties, guarana is effective in suppressing emotional eating which is triggered by feelings of stress. If not controlled, emotional eating can significantly affect your weight loss goals.

Guar gum comes from guar beans. Guar gum has the capacity to suppress your appetite, increase the metabolism rate, restore the good cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. What makes guar gum an effective weight loss herb is that it slows down the digestive process thus giving you the feeling of being full, for a longer period.

Flaxseed is effective in losing weight the natural way. Flaxseed herb is packed with essential fats which the body requires to carry out its physiological functions. This means that when you consume flaxseed your body will not crave fatty foods, which are a major contributor to unhealthy weight gain.

The reason your body craves fatty foods is because it lacks the nutritious essential fats provided by herbs such as flaxseed.

Metabolism Herbs

Green tea contains compounds that enhance your body's metabolism rate such that the body is able convert fats into energy at a much faster rate. Incorporate green tea into your diet regularly to experience its weight loss benefits. Stubborn weight gain is often as a result of your body's low metabolism. This means that your body is digesting food too fast and burning fats too slowly, causing an over accumulation of unwanted fat.

Natural spices such as cayenne pepper, capsicum, hot mustard, turmeric and chilies help in regulating the body's metabolism rate. Spices warm up the body, increase blood circulation, and speed up the rate at which fats are broken down into energy. Use these species daily by sprinkling on your healthy diet.

Regulatory Herbs

Ginger root encourages the digestive system to produce enzymes which aid in the proper digestion of food. Production of these enzymes means that the food you eat is thoroughly broken down (higher metabolism) and is evenly absorbed into the body.

Ginseng is a natural root which aids in alleviating chronic fatigue. The herb is used to restore the body's stamina and to boost your energy after a period of emotional or physical distress. Ginseng also provides you with the energy to exercise regularly and to have a healthier existence.

The natural world is of immeasurable support to our weight-loss goals. Not only does nature give us herbs which are healthy, safe and filled with nutrition, nature also gives us a free and ready-made gym. Get outside breathe, walk, run, climb a tree or a mountain, pick flowers,meditate. Find fulfillment in the world around you instead of in a…oh, I don’t know, a salted caramel dark chocolate bar (my personal weakness).
Change your surroundings and, by changing your surroundings, you change your mind. By changing your mind you change your body.

Weight Loss With Herbs




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Your metabolism rate is triggered by thyroid hormone 'thyroxin or (T4)' and 'triiodothyronine (T3)'. These elements are normally released directly into your blood stream at a rate of about 20 to 1.

Science has revealed that T3 is more potent than T4. Through a metabolic process known as deiodinases T-4 is converted to T-3 within body tissues.

The element that is most responsible for increasing your body's metabolism rate and energy is T3.

T3's value is increased as it helps increase the rate of protein synthesis through the production of RNA polymerase I and II. Polymerase I and II are enzymes that produce RNA chains in this cycle.

T3 increases your glycogen breakdown and glucose rates of synthesis also increase during gluconeogenesis. The effects of insulin are reduced, reducing the body's ability to store fats.

Cholesterol breakdown is triggered by T3 as we see an increase in the number of LDL receptors. When T3 is present you're seeing an increase in the break down rate of triglycerides, which means a lowering of cholesterol levels.

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T-3 has been made available as a synthetically produced prescription drug. These drugs have been used with patients with major thyroid problems. Few of us have a need for such a synthetic drug.

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