Is your body able to burn fat?

Is your body able to burn fat?

Many of us train hard and diet but struggle to lose fat.
The question is: at a biochemical level, is your body even able to burn fat efficiently?

In this video, I explain why this happens and how you can test whether your body can burn fat efficiently or not.

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Green Tea + Cold Exposure = Big boost in fat burning

Green Tea + Cold Exposure = Big boost in fat burning

Studies have shown that green tea does NOT magically help us loose weight, which is why green tea supplements don't work.

HOWEVER: a new study has revealed that combining green tea-like beverages with exposure to cold can actually significantly increase our metabolic activity and help us burn fat.

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Health & Fitness Digest - June 26

Health & Fitness Digest - June 26

In today's digest:

  • Regular Yoga practice shown to significant reduce stress, menopause & depression symptoms, and increase quality of life
  • Hypoxic Training significantly improves VO2max in trained runners
  • Doctors issue strong warnings about LED lights
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Health & Fitness Digest - April 14

Health & Fitness Digest - April 14

In this health and fitness digest:

  • New study provides further evidence that your most important meal is NOT breakfast.
  • Should you avoid artificial sweeteners to lose weight?.
  • Exercising is the THIRD most important thing to do for weight loss.
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Health & Fitness Digest - 31 March

Health & Fitness Digest - 31 March

In today's health & fitness digest:

- Suffering from chronic lower back pain? Double your recovery with these tools.

- Being short (men) and overweight (women) has a real impact on your salary.

- Sodium supplements have no impact on nausea & vomiting during ultra-endurance events.

- Why I'm going to start Tai Chi and you should too.

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The key to building habits: are you an "abstainer" or "moderator"?

The key to building habits: are you an "abstainer" or "moderator"?

Have you ever tried to get into a habit of doing something only to fail after a while? We've all fallen prey to temptation and what is often referred to a "lack of willpower or discipline". 

Gretchen Rubin points out that the approach to building habits should be dependent on the type of character a person has. 

For example, some people are "Abstainers" while others are "Moderators". Knowing which one your are is key.

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Is your iPhone making you eat more calories at dinner?

Is your iPhone making you eat more calories at dinner?

When was the last time you enjoyed a meal with 0 distractions?

I mean: no TV, no iPhone, no magazine, etc.

Studies have shown that "distracted eating" leads to "more calories consumed and lower quality of food".

Here is an explanation of why and some tips on how to address this problem.

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The Health & Fitness Digest - Feb 12

The Health & Fitness Digest - Feb 12

In today's digest:
- Study shows that long-distance steady running leads to brain shrinkage
- Each extra hour of sitting increases risk of diabetes by 22%, even if you exercise daily
- Eat your fruits "before" your workout but not "after", and limit quantities
- More than half of the world's workforce are saying that they're close to "burning out" because of work stress

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3 ways to turn what you "need" into something you "want"

3 ways to turn what you "need" into something you "want"

It’s only human nature: we do “what we want” much much more often that “what we need”.

Doing what we “want” is just easier.

Often times however, what we “want” is NOT what we “need”. 

In fact, doing what we "want" is what pushes us away from what we're trying to achieve (personal, career, fitness goals).

Here are 3 tools you can use to put yourself back on track.

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Top 5 reasons for feeling tired all the time – Part 1: physiology

Top 5 reasons for feeling tired all the time – Part 1: physiology

Do you ever feel like you’re having to force yourself to get out of the bed in the morning?
Do you struggle to maintain energy levels throughout the day and find it hard to get work done in the afternoon?
Do you feel so tired when getting to the bed that you can’t actually fall asleep?
 
You’re not the only one. “Chronic fatigue” is a very common problem affecting millions of people, and especially those seeking to achieve a lot in life.
 
Reasons for “chronic fatigue” can be classified as physiological (physical) and psychological (mental).
 
In this post (Part 1) I’ll address the Physiological (physical) aspects. In Part 2, I’ll discuss Psychological aspects.

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The High Performance Health & Nutrition Digest

The High Performance Health & Nutrition Digest

In today’s post:

  • Folic acid potentially dangerous to mother and child
  • Dark chocolate: a powerful tool to reduce cardiovascular risk factors
  • Harvard study says marathon training makes you fat
  • Cyclists and triathletes: Red Bull is BS
  • Large-scale Harvard study demonstrates that low-carb diets are far superior to low-fat for weight loss
  • Male triathletes: watch your testosterone
  • Just one alcoholic drink by pregnant mothers is enough to cause growth retardation of baby
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So… should you eat red meat or not?!

So… should you eat red meat or not?!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have read the headlines and stories and heard the reports exploding over the “WHO says red meat causes cancer” story last week. 

Vegans were smug. Paleo people went on the attack. Virtually everyone voiced an opinion on it. 

For this reason, I’ll refrain from voicing my own opinion on the matter (frequent readers will know my opinion anyway). 

So my aim in this post is to present the facts, and let the reader use his/her own judgment and decide on a course of action. So here we go.

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