No matter hard we try, as we age our bodies seem to store more and more amounts of fat that we have little or no control over. We would all like to see abdominal fat go away, as well as some other fatty areas of the body. Many have gotten away from beef and dairy products because they have been told that they are not good for them and only add to their "battle of the bulge".
Research has now shown that grass fed cattle produce a potent nutrient called Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA, that can be used in many ways to make the body healthy. CLA can benefit body weight management by reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass. It is a potent ally in combating cancer, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and reducing the body's resistance to insulin.
CLA was discovered in 1978 at the University of Wisconsin and has been the subject of further research over the past several years. Since then, studies and research have shown many other beneficial health properties with CLA. It has proven to promote increased muscle strength and fat loss when combined with a low-calorie diet and an exercise program. It has also been found beneficial in combating thyroid problems (hypothyroidism) by increasing the body's metabolic rate.
CLA is a naturally occurring free, powerful, fatty acid that is effective in general in reducing or converting body fat. It is both a fatty acid and a cis fatty acid. Unlike other fatty acids it can have beneficial effects on human health, while the cis bond causes a lower melting point resulting in health benefits.
The overall effects that CLA has on the body are significant and should be considered as they specifically target the fatty areas of the body.
Known benefits of CLA are lowering of cholesterol and triglycerides, enhances the immune system, combating inflammation and fighting food induced allergic reactions. It can be found in many health and fitness supplements.
CLA Capsules are a health supplement that inhibits lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat so that it can be absorbed and stored in the body. By suppressing this enzyme, it helps reduce the amount of fat deposited and stored throughout the body. The benefits of these capsules result not only in weight loss but contribute to the overall health of the body. CLA Capsules are safe and effective with no adverse side affects.
When I talk about weight loss supplements, I don't mean all the hyped-up products you see on T.V. Most of these are a scam and don't shrink anything except your wallet. There are, however, a few safe and natural supplements that you may want to try. (Always do your own research and/or check with your doctor before trying new supplements.)
As I mentioned in the previous section, this organic supplement offers a ton of benefits in terms of health and well being. However, I also said that this still fails to explain how it can be used for weight loss purposes. And this is exactly what I'll be covering in this section. Below you'll find an easy to read list of the characteristics of resveratrol which make it a perfect candidate for a weight loss aid.
The first way in which this organic supplement can help you lose those pounds is by speeding up your metabolism. If you don't already know, metabolism plays a HUGE role in determining your overall weight loss success. A faster metabolism means that your body is processing and breaking anything you consume at a fast rate. Basically, you metabolism dictates how much energy and fat your body burns while you aren't doing anything.
2) Increased Energy Levels
The second way in which resveratrol helps with weight loss is by increasing your energy levels. By taking this organic aid you will be left feeling much more energized and ready do more. While this can help the most with exercise it can also help tremendously with your overall lifestyle. If you aren't feeling energized then you aren't going to be willing to do much of anything. You know what I am talking about, that feeling of "bla".
The last important characteristic which helps make resveratrol and perfect solution for weight loss is its ability to suppress your appetite. Appetite suppressants have been around for years and to this day remain to be one of the best natural weight loss supplements. Why? Because by curbing your appetite you will be a lot less likely to binge. Even better, you are going to eat less in general which means you will be consuming less calories in general.
Foods to Avoid
If you follow my guidelines on what to eat, you've already eliminated most of the bad stuff from your diet. There are a couple things worth a special mention, though. At the top of the list are artificial sweeteners. These man-made chemicals cause a laundry list of problems including, dizziness, irritability, and memory loss. They can also affect blood sugar levels. Instead, use stevia, a natural, calorie-free herb that scores a 0 on the glycemic index for foods.
Soy is another food to skip. It's rise in popularity as a super food in recent years is due solely to a stellar marketing campaign. Soy is filled with phytoestrogens, chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt your body's natural endocrinology. It's also very hard to digest because it's high in phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors.
Lastly, stay away from high-glycemic foods like pasta, rice and potatoes. These foods elevate your blood sugar levels very quickly which causes a surge in insulin. Since your body can't use the excess glucose, the insulin helps convert it to fat and stores it away on your thighs for later use.