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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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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Health & Fitness Digest - 10 March

Health & Fitness Digest - 10 March

In today’s digest:

  • An amazing new stem cell procedure promises massive potential for anti-aging and reversing disease
  • This daily habit is causing you to destroy your sleep, memory, learning ability, and hormones - you have to stop!
  • Low Vitamin D during pregnancy increases child risk of Multiple Sclerosis by 90%
  • Yet another study showing that increasing protein while dropping carbs is the key to fat loss
  • Higher intake of Vitamin B6 (in women) and B12 (in men) associated with lower risk of depression
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Health & Fitness Digest - 5 March

Health & Fitness Digest - 5 March

In today’s health & fitness digest:

  • Iron supplementation shown to boost mental performance in women without iron anaemia
  • High fat dairy “beats” low fat dairy in lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and VLDL Cholesterol
  • Blood levels of Omega 3 affect your risk of depression
  • Yet another study that demonstrates that you don’t need to take sodium for hot/humid endurance races
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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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The Digest - May 13

The Digest - May 13
  • Cholesterol drugs may help slow down prostate cancer. Is that a point for or against these drugs?
  • Do you spend your nights naked?
  • Read this before you ever talk to me again!
  • Quick and easy breakfast recipes.
  • Roasted, grilled, or braised, with rosemary, thyme, and roasted potatoes. Yum!
  • Full-fat dairy vindicated once again. Sorry vegans, low-fat people, Paleo people!
  • If you answered yes to question 2 above, read this
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The Digest - March 22

  • A significant portion of men today are testosterone-deficient, giving rise to higher risks of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. 
  • The world's first successful penis transplant took place… voila...
  • The media says salt will damage your arteries… take that with a pinch of salt.
  • Treadmill test better predictor of mortality than blood tests.
  • Abdominal exercises shown to be almost useless for weight loss.
  • Exercise without changes to diet will not get you the weight loss results you seek.
  • Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts… The Definitive Guide to Nuts
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