Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It's NOT magic.. It's just Hard Work !



Losing weight does not require "pills" to get you there. With so many people falling into the fads of weight loss supplements and especially, miracle pills that somehow incinerate fat cells, its no wonder people get their hopes up to simply be disappointed when NOTHING happens.
I can't tell you the amount of people who ask me about weight loss pills and fat burners to make them "lean". Many of the pills on the market are worthless and some can be quite dangerous if taken in excessive amounts. However, there are some supplements that can boost your metabolism and increase your body's ability to burn more calories and fat. I am going to highlight the pros and cons of some of these supplements that can create a positive change in your body composition along with PROPER DIET AND EXERCISE !
Caffeine
Research shows that caffeine…
-Improves strength
-Improves muscle endurance and anaerobic performance
-Accelerates fat loss
Caffeine increases the amount of catecholamines in your blood, which are chemicals that mobilize fat stores to be burned. This, in turn, raises your body’s basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of energy it burns at rest. The higher your metabolic rate along with lean muscle mass the more calories your body can potentially burn. The general dosage of caffeine seen in weight loss studies ranges between 2 and 6 mg per kg of body weight per day.
Green Coffee Extract
This supplement is made from green coffee beans, which contain high amounts of the chemical chlorogenic acid, which is supposed to aid in weight loss.Green tea leaves are rich in chemicals known as “catechins,” which are responsible for many of the beverage’s health benefits.Extensive research shows that one of these benefits is weight loss, and the reduction of abdominal fat in particular.
Catechins accomplish this by blocking an enzyme that breaks down adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are chemicals that mobilize fat stores and increase basal metabolic rate.
The inhibition of this enzyme allows these fat-burning chemicals to remain in your blood for longer periods of time, which increases the amount of fat you lose.
However there isn’t much research available on the substance and the research that is available isn’t reliable. According to a meta-analysis of the five green coffee extract human weight loss trials published, only three were worthy of review and all three had a high risk of bias due to funding sources.
Yohimbine
Yohimbine is a chemical extracted from a species of African plant, Yohimbe. Fat cells have two types of receptors for adrenaline and noradrenaline (also known as catecholamines). These receptors are called “alpha-2″ and “beta-2″ receptors.
The physiology is quite complex, but what you need to know is when catecholamines bind to beta-2 receptors, fat cells mobilize for burning. When the chemicals bind to alpha-2 receptors, however, the cells don’t mobilize.
Research shows that that 0.2 mg/kg of body weight is adequate.
You should be aware, however, that yohimbine can raise blood pressure. Thus, if you’re hypertensive, I don’t recommend you use it.
Synephrine
This a substance found in high amounts in the bitter orange plant, which has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat various types of health disorders.Chemically speaking, synephrine is similar to but less potent than the powerful weight loss compound ephedrine.
Synephrine helps you lose fat faster in several ways:
-It increases lipolysis (the breakdown of fats for burning) and basal metabolic rate.
-Like yohimbine, it blocks the activity of alpha receptors in fat cells.
-It increases the thermic effect of food, which is the “energy cost” of processing the food you eat.
Synephrine is also a mild appetite suppressant because anything that increases the activity of adrenaline and noradrenaline can also reduce hunger.
So in conclusion, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you don’t also know what you’re doing with your diet and training, they’re not going to help you. If you are looking for LONG lasting results, nothing beats hard work and training in the gym on a consistent basis!

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