#1 Trick To Overcome Your Weight Loss Plateau

By Paul Scicluna, 31 August 2016

 
 

Whether you’re a man or woman, old or young, there’s no better feeling than when you’re starting to lose that stubborn weight. This gives you the drive to keep pushing forward…

You’re ready to punch the air and jump for joy as you’re on your way to reaching your weight loss goals.

However, along your weight loss journey you hit a brick wall. As you stand on the scales, your weight hasn’t budged. Your weight stays the same for days, even weeks, despite your efforts…

That’s because you’ve run into that dreaded weight loss plateau.

So why is it that no matter how hard you work out or how strict you are at following your diet plan, you just can’t conquer that plateau?

Well read on, as you’ll discover a HUGE solution to help overcome that frustrating weight loss plateau...

Did you know that you don’t have to exercise for hours every day to lose weight effectively? In fact, by working out less you can actually burn more body fat.

Unfortunately, it was back in the 1980’s when long boring cardio workouts became popular and that advice has seemed to have stuck.

You can enter any gym and you’ll find loads of people slugging it out on equipment like the treadmill, or doing long drawn out group training classes.

Yet these people never change their body shape and lose the weight they want.

It’s also said that these long endurance type workouts can induce greater stress in the body. Higher production of the stress hormone cortisol is not what you want.

Many people don’t realize that your body is extremely efficient at adapting to the situations you put it in. This is especially true when it comes to exercise.

Think back to the last time you started out on an exercise campaign to shed some pounds and get in shape… You probably woke up the next morning sore as hell.

Then after a few more days the soreness eases. And after a while there is none at all. That’s because your body adapts to what you’re doing and is now able to do those exercises with no problem.

However, this is where your current exercise routine can leave you stranded on that weight loss plateau.

There are much smarter ways to exercise that have been scientifically proven to burn a lot more fat in about a quarter of the time of the so called “traditional” workouts. 

Now if you’re a person who doesn’t work out at all, you’ll suffer from what is known as muscle atrophy, which is muscle loss. The downside of this is that you’ll get flabbier and fatter as time passes. I’m sure this is not what you want, right?

One of the quickest ways to overcome a weight loss plateau is to mix up your exercise routine so that your body is always guessing. It can’t adapt and get use to the same old thing. Trust me on this one as it works very well.

Now this doesn’t mean to go from the treadmill to the cross trainer, then onto the bike. You need to be mixing up your exercise routine with very effective workouts that will destroy that weight loss plateau.

I’ve trained thousands of people over the years from everyday mums and dads through to elite athletes. Once they used my short and powerful exercise techniques, they were all surprised at how their bodies changed so quickly. They dropped the weight, they were toned, they had far more energy and they looked and felt younger.

I’ve honed my system over the years, so it works fast on both men and women and of any age. This exercise system is my MAX-F Training System.

MAX-F stands for - Metabolic Accelerator Exercise Fusion.

The MAX-F Training System super-charges your metabolism through a fusion of specific exercises. This combination of specific exercises done in short succession will smash through your weight loss plateau in no time.

You don’t need to be doing endless hours of cardio, which gets you nowhere.

My MAX-F training system is a short, fast, safe workout that achieves amazing results. See that weight melt away quickly from your body! Say "good-bye" to that annoying weight loss plateau.

Simply click on the button below to discover your solution to ever-lasting weight loss, and an amazing body for life!

To great health! 

Paul

Why You Should Include Sugar In Your Diet

By Paul Scicluna, 31 July 2016

We’ve all heard that sugar is bad for your health, and much of the mainstream advice when trying to lose weight is to cut out sugar, and this includes fruit.

This could NOT be further from the truth. Just like how the “Experts” say “Low Fat” or “No Fat” - It backfired massively!

There are certain fruits that even though they contain natural sugars, they definitely will help speed up fat burning, improve your health and vitality and slow the aging process.

Did you know about the power of citrus fruits? All fruit will provide benefits to your body by supplying many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, but citrus fruits bring a power unlike many.

Apart from providing fiber, which burns more calories as it’s processed, it also helps to stabilize your blood sugar, which keeps you from binging on bad foods.

Also, inflammation has been shown to cause the body to store more fat as well as speed up the aging process. Citrus has been shown to have an alkalizing effect which helps reduce inflammation and combats the storing of fat.

BEAT Belly Fat With Citrus Fruits

Stress speeds up aging and increases fat storage. When you’re stressed the body releases certain fight-or-flight stress hormones - Cortisol is one of them. When you’re stressed your cortisol production stays high so essentially your body will be storing fat!

Problem is, your body has MORE cortisol receptors around your abdomen. This is one of the main reasons people struggle to lose belly fat. The high vitamin C levels in citrus inhibit the production of the fat storing hormone - cortisol.

The Journal of Nutrition published a study showing the higher levels of vitamin C found in the blood, the LOWER the person’s body fat due to vitamin C’s ability to oxidize fat cells.

Research has also shown that many people have impaired liver function these days due to a range of issues from diet through to lifestyle choices. This is not good for anyone wanting to lose weight, as the liver is the MAJOR fat burning organ in the body.

So impaired liver function means the liver will NOT regulate fat metabolism efficiently, resulting in weight gain, which tends to occur around the abdominal area (Belly Fat).

However, this is where the mighty lemon comes in. Lemons have been shown to aid in detoxification of your liver and improve liver function, resulting in lower insulin resistance, increased fat burning, more energy and improved overall health.

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How To Maximize The Health Benefits Of Coffee

By Paul Scicluna, 29 June 2016

 
 

Don’t you just love the smell of a freshly brewed coffee?

Even better is the taste of a good quality coffee, knowing that you’re injecting your body with antiaging oxidants as well as a host of other essential nutrients.

However, what most people don’t know is that depending on how you make your coffee you might be missing out on some huge coffee benefits...

First of all, let me bust the myth that drinking coffee is harmful to your health.

The growing number of coffee drinkers around the world have prompted hundreds of studies about the effects of coffee on the body and whether or not caffeine causes harm. Some say that it's good to drink coffee when you have a headache.  Others say that it's bad to drink coffee if you have stomach problems. Learning about the facts and the myths of coffee drinking will help coffee lovers enjoy their next cup even more.

 The general effects of coffee fall into the following categories:

 · Stimulant effects. Caffeine makes coffee a well-established stimulant as it stimulates the nervous system, including the nerves controlling intestinal activity, blood pressure and airway size which may keep you alert and awake, yet may also impair sleep, cause jitters and anxiety.

 · Heartburn. All types of coffee, even decaf, can stimulate secretion of stomach acid, which may lead to heartburn.

 · Diuretic features. Caffeine encourages the kidneys to produce urine to rid the body of excess fluid. However, coffee leads to urination so effectively that it may cause mild dehydration. Ongoing, dehydration can accelerate aging and cause unwanted bodily changes.

Over the past 50 years, studies have raised concern over the health risks of coffee or caffeine users including an association with stomach problems, pancreatic and bladder cancer, fibrocystic breast disease and gallbladder disease, among other conditions.  However, when analysed further, these studies just fall short of implicating even modest coffee consumption as a significant health risk among pregnant women and cardiac patients.

A study conducted in 1981 by the Harvard School of Public Health about coffee intake being associated with an increased pancreatic cancer was discredited, and is often used as a model to show how a flawed study can mislead research results. It analysed a number of “exposures” among patients with pancreatic cancer, including coffee intake. The number of factors being examined made it a “fishing expedition” according to most research experts.  The danger of examining too many factors at once may produce “association just by chance” results.  There is the problem of generating misleading results if a net is cast too wide.

The Harvard School of Public Health looked at the relationship between coffee consumption and overall mortality in the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow Up Study, which together totaled about 130,000 study volunteers. At the start of the study, these healthy men and women were in their 40s and 50s. They were followed for between 18 to 24 years, to monitor who died in that period, and tracking their diet and lifestyle habits, which included coffee consumption.

No relationship between coffee consumption and increased risk of death from any cause, death from cancer, or death from cardiovascular disease were found. For the general population, the evidence suggests that coffee drinking doesn’t have any serious detrimental health effects.

The following are benefits or uses of coffee/caffeine aside from being a stimulant:

 · Premature babies or those who have undergone surgery just after birth may be treated with caffeine to stimulate their breathing.

· Coffee has plenty of nutrients and antioxidants. Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

A cup of coffee contains:

* 6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).

* 11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).

* 2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).

* 3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

May not seem like much, but if you drink several cups of coffee per day then this quickly adds up. But this isn't all. Coffee also contains a massive amount of antioxidants. In fact, coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the western diet, outranking both fruits and vegetables.

The news that health risks are minimal and rare, was music to the ears of the coffee lovers of this world. Although those who are considered high-risk patients should better avoid the stimulant action of caffeine or the heartburn provoked even by decaffeinated coffee.

Be warned though, not all coffees are the same. I personally buy organic coffee beans and use a grinder to grind them up into a powder. This is because the true organic coffee beans have been grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Coffee beans are one of the most heavily pesticides-sprayed crops.

Generally, organic beans are grown in the shade and can thrive without chemical assistance.

Researcher Yazheng Liu and professor David Kitts found that darker roasted beans produce a higher level of antioxidants. The scientists discovered that chemicals produced during the coffee browning (or roasting) process is what delivered the shot of antioxidants. This process is referred to as the Maillard reaction. "Previous studies suggested that antioxidants in coffee could be traced to caffeine or the chlorogenic acid found in green coffee beans, but our results clearly show that the Maillard reaction is the main source of antioxidants," says Liu, an MSc student in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS).

Those who are considered heavy coffee drinkers, in the order of four to ten cups a day, can cause problems such as anxiety, irritability, restlessness, mood swings and sleeplessness. I personally think that you can have too much as it is a stimulant. I would personally say no more than 2 - 3 cups per day.

You also want to keep in mind those coffee accompaniments such as milk or cream and sugar add fat and calories to your diet.

If you can, try and minimize the milk or creams and wean yourself off the sugar. If you want a healthy substitute add some raw honey, it’s natural and delicious!

So, enjoy your coffee “the right way” to reap the benefits!

3 Steps To Increase Fatloss, Boost Your Energy And Improve Wellness

By Guest Blogger - Dawn Sylvester - Fatloss Expert, Author and Speaker, 31 May 2016

 
 

Hello Everyone!

Last night I had a conversation with a group of men and women that are going on diets all starting next Monday! It ended up being an eye-opener for a lot of the couples, especially the women...

Have you ever tried to go on a diet with your guy and he loses weight within the first week and you don’t lose a pound? Or, maybe you lose a pound or two and he loses ten? Then you feel mad at him and worse than when you started?

I know how you feel. I used to think that if I cut a lot of calories and exercised more, that the weight would come off just like it did for my guy. Now I know better and after finally "getting it" and realizing that men carry more muscle on their bodies, making them have a faster and more efficient metabolic rate...

Are youtelling yourself that you are “older now”, tired and won’t ever have a firm and lean body again? Is the word “sexy” a word that describes other women? Younger women?

What if I told you that all of the things that you have been told to do in the past, are exactly why you are having a hard time losing weight

When did your “doctor” ever give a plan to helpget your hormones under control or even suggest a method to RAISE your metabolic rate that didn’t involve medication or hormone creams? He didn’t because doctors only get a few hours of study in the field of nutrition, hormones and metabolism repair!

An endocrinologist just told my client that “as people get a bit older and gain weight, that they should walk a little bit.” “That a little weight gain is normal and since she is past 50, appearance isn’t everything and “her numbers were normal” even though she has a list of symptoms” that are not just from turning 50!

Walk a little bit more was his only answer to her questions about weakness, weight gain, and fatigue! Let’s just say that she won’t be walking into his office any more! She walked into my gym and started getting stronger and eating more...at 57 years old!! She’s lost inches, pounds, has a firmer body than she has in years!

This is the plan that has her turning back the clock and now you can have access to it here!

The New England Journal of Medicine, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health Magazine, and Oxygen for Her, all have posted articles saying that America’s favorite pastime...walking, is not enough.

Cut out too many calories, lose any muscle at all, and now you have forced your hormones to work against you..storing fat right before your eyes!

Let’s look at some steps that can get you onto the path of wellness, fatloss AND energy.

Step #1 Stop counting calories.

Add more protein and vegetables.

As we pass 30, our bodies are already starting to decline. By age 50, we can have lost over 20% of our muscle mass. That means more body fat and less strength...and the cycle creeps up faster. Just like our weight.

Using a simple shift in your approach can have your body and metabolism acting younger and stronger, as the weight comes off.

Step #2 Exercise smarter.

Stop doing endless cardio. Put some muscle on your frame to raise your resting metabolic rate.

See how at 55 years old, I look and feel younger and have more energy than I did in my late 20s when you CLICK HERE!

This information might shock you since most of us will live to see our 70th birthday and well past that. By 70, our bodies can have lost up to 50% of our lean muscle mass due to missing key nutrients and lack of muscular strength. No wonder we get so weak, and lose our balance.

Statistics show that the last 8 years of our lives are either spent incapacitated and unable to care for ourselves, or on 6-8 medications or in a nursing home...or ALL OF THOSE. The thought to me is unbearable.

The great news is that age related muscle loss and weight gain is preventable. The key is to being able to feel and look youthful, but more importantly...to age with less body fat, while regaining strength, and balance. To BALANCEand energize your hormones and slow down the aging process. Essentially to turn back the clock and prevent age related issues. 

 Forget trends and quick fixes to get stronger and lose that belly fat. More importantly, even if you love to walk...keep doing what you love, but add in weekly training and a tasty and healthy, nutrition plan that preserves your precious muscle tissue and keeps you vital as you age. That is how you age proof your body! That is how you lose weight while looking younger than you did 10 years before!

Step #3 Eat foods that support fat loss and muscle sparing.

Healthy fats and lean protein create a thermogenic effect and keep metabolic rate on high.

Don’t wait another minute, day, or until “Monday”. For a proven plan that guides you to a more energized and youthful body, while SLOWING DOWNthe aging process. 

Your friend and coach in anti-aging, wellness and strength, so that you can be the fittest you at any age,

Dawn Sylvester

P.S. Each year we add more fat and lose more muscle. Today is the day to commit to a plan that prepares you for a long and strong future. Discover your youthful blueprint to fat loss and wellness so that you can look forward to a fit future when you click HERE. 

The #1 WORST Drink That Causes Weight Gain

By Paul Scicluna, 28 April 2016

 
 

Over the years, I’ve had clients who did have a fairly good diet but were unable to lose weight. When I analyzed their dietary habits it came down to certain fluids they were drinking on a daily basis.

When they stopped consuming these drinks the weight started to come off. They, like most people were amazed. They never thought it was what they were drinking that was causing them to not be able to burn fat and get a lean body.

One of the hardest bad habits to break for so many people wanting to lose weight is their consumption of diet sodas.

I know what you are thinking, diet soda… that should be helping you to lose weight because “diet” means less calories. Yes, that’s what the companies and the marketing want you to believe. That’s why so many people consume diet sodas and similar drinks, and consumption has grown massively.

From an overall health perspective, these drinks are actually one of the worst things you can consume, and especially if you want to lose weight.

Many studies have shown the link between diet soda consumption and the accumulation of belly fat. Abdominal fat increases the risk for many diseases such as cancer and heart disease through to diabetes and osteoporosis, just to name a few.

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, conducted a study where they followed diet soda drinkers for close to 10 years.

What they found was that their waistlines grew by 70 percent when compared to non-diet soda drinkers. New research also confirms that diet soda consumption tends to promote more weight gain rather than prevent it.

The longest and most comprehensive human study which spanned 22 years assessed the effects of aspartame (the artificial sweetener in diet sodas) consumption and cancer.

What they found was a clear association between the consumption of aspartame and leukaemia and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

So yes it would seem that the chemicals and artificial sweeteners in these diet sodas are not only making you put on weight and ruining your health, but could also be setting you up for one of these major diseases.

So one tip that will help prevent these diseases and speed up your weight loss is to stop drinking diet soda. It’s as simple as that.

I’ve helped many people kick their diet soda habit. I know it can be hard sometimes, just like it is for any bad habit you’re trying to kick.

But if you want to burn that stubborn belly fat and lower your risk of serious diseases then there is no better time to quit than now.

The best way to start is to throw out any diet soda you currently have stocked in your house. Do the same if you have any stocked at work. If you don’t have it then you can’t drink it.

You’ll need to keep your willpower on point as you also have to refrain from buying any when you’re out as well. Stay away from those vending machines full of crap too. Just because something has “diet” or “healthy” or even “natural” labeled on it, doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. More on that another time!

You can substitute diet soda with a range of herbal teas as these can be very refreshing. My advice is to not sweeten the tea, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. If anything, add a small amount of raw honey. Other alternatives include freshly squeezed juice or smoothie.

If it’s the bubbles you like then try iced soda water with a slice or two of fresh lemon or lime. Make sure you squeeze the juice in so you get the flavor. This is not only tasty but also such a healthy drink. You won’t feel like you’re left out on social occasions too!

And you can’t go past a healthy glass of water. When you think about it, the reason you are thirsty is because your body actually needs water to hydrate. It doesn’t need diet soda, which actually dehydrates you further. If you need some flavor then add a fresh slice of lemon and/or lime.

Just remember when trying to kick a bad habit that it will take willpower and a little time. Like I said, I’ve helped people kick serious diet soda addiction and in the end they couldn’t stand the taste when they tried it again. It’s hard at the start because of the addictive chemicals they contain, but little by little you can remove diet soda consumption from your life.

The good thing is if you’re trying to burn fat and lose weight, this will happen more easily. Plus, you’ll also feel better!

If you know of someone else who would benefit from this post, please share it with them. THANKS!

To great health,

Paul

Which Spice Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels & Fights Belly Fat?

By Paul Scicluna, 29 March 2016

 
 

Could this very common but largely overlooked spice be called the top fat burning spice? Well if you use it daily it has been shown to help people shed that stubborn belly fat.

It's also been used throughout history for it’s medicinal properties as far back as the ancient Egyptians. It was very valuable and was considered as the spice for kings.

I’m talking about... Cinnamon. Yes you read that correctly. Just about everybody has heard about the spice cinnamon but many people would hardly use it these days.

It’s not only a very healthy spice, but it’s also very versatile to use in a wide range of meals that you can add it too.

Some of the benefits of cinnamon are:

         * Helps with insulin sensitivity

         * Helps to control blood sugar levels

         * Helps to control cravings

         * Anti-bacterial

         * Anti-fungal

         * Powerful anti-oxidant

         * Anti-inflammatory properties

         * Protects against diabetes

         * Protects against heart disease

         * May prevent against cancer

So as you can see, it’s wise to introduce cinnamon into your diet as not only will it help with weight loss, but it also provides so many more benefits that will help your body over the long term.

So how does this amazing spice help with weight loss?

Well cinnamon doesn’t actually burn fat directly. How cinnamon helps with weight loss is through it’s powerful effect with controlling the blood sugar levels in your body. This is one of the main benefits with cinnamon for those wanting to lose weight and become leaner.

Studies have shown that cinnamon reduces the amount of glucose (sugar) entering the bloodstream after meals. It also showed that cinnamon lowers the fasting glucose levels by up to 29%.

Cinnamon has been shown to improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin. More and more people these days are becoming resistant to the effects of the hormone insulin. This condition is known as insulin resistance and can lead to diabetes as well as metabolic syndrome.

Just remember that blood sugar that is not burned as energy is turned into fat, resulting in weight gain or increased body fat storage, and as many of you may have experienced, more and more of that fat storage ends up around the abdominal area.

So, by improving insulin sensitivity as well as controlling blood sugar levels, cinnamon helps your body to reduce fat storage. And it protects your body from insulin resistance which could have led to other health issues that I am sure you don’t want.

So How Can You Exploit Cinnamon For Weight Loss…

To exploit the benefits of cinnamon, start introducing this super tasty splice into at least one of your daily meals.

Now you could add cinnamon to a freshly made smoothie or juice, fruit salad, yogurt, oats and even in curries and stir-frys. There are plenty of ways to get cinnamon into your daily diet.

By doing this you’ll be helping to control your blood sugar and insulin levels which in turn will help with body fat storage, resulting in better weight management and weight loss over time.

Personally I add one teaspoon of cinnamon to my morning smoothie everyday so I can get the amazing benefits from this awesome spice.

BEWARE...

Not all cinnamon is created equal. The best cinnamon to buy is “Ceylon”. This variety of cinnamon has much lower levels of the compound coumarin. Coumarin has been shown to be potentially harmful in large doses.

Unfortunately the cinnamon stocked in most supermarkets is the cheaper variety of cinnamon called “Cassia”. This has much higher levels of coumarin, so try to steer clear of the Cassia variety of cinnamon and go for the Ceylon variety of cinnamon.

To great health,

Paul Scicluna

3 Tips For Healthy Living For You And Your Family

By Paul Scicluna, 29 February 2016

In today's society people seem to be more busy than ever, whether that be working longer hours, looking after family, doing the daily chores, through to renovating. As a result, people usually forget to focus on what is most important - themselves, especially their health and wellness. 

By looking after yourself first, then you will think with more clarity, be able to make better decisions, and have more energy, for example. The benefits of living a truly healthier lifestyle far outweigh the negatives. The simple fact is, YOU HAVE A CHOICE. So choose to lead a better, healthier life. This will not only positively impact yourself, but those around you. 

Now let me share with you 3 tips for healthy living so you can create a healthier you and family.

Tip 1: Include Fats In Your Diet

Yes, you read that correctly! Just be aware that there are good and bad fats. Having good fats in your diet can help combat weight loss, protect your heart, help improve energy levels, and promote better overall health. On the other hand, bad fats can increase the risk of diseases such as heart disease, obesity, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Foods that have good fat in them include those with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Minimize or avoid saturated fats and trans fats. Foods with good fats include avocados, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, tofu and sunflower seeds.

Tip 2: Pack Some "Treats" For At Work Or School

Fact is, some people will try and sabotage your efforts in being healthy or even if you're trying to lose weight! I've seen it and heard it before from clients - pretty shocking, right? So to prevent those people from steering you away from your health goals include some "treats" in your meals. 

For example, make your own snack bars with healthy ingredients like oats, honey, sesame seeds and dried fruit, rather than with processed foods and sugar which just make you lethargic let alone unhealthy. Make your own tasty chocolate brownies – everyone else will be envious! What's more, they'll be super healthy and won't make you and your family pile on the unwanted weight. It's not hard to have healthy snacks, you just need to know how.

Tip 3: Get Moving And Get Happy!

It has been reported numerous times that people are far less active then they used to be. Not only can this result in you piling on the weight, but it can make you feel sluggish and contract diseases unknowingly. Prevention is better than cure. 

So get moving - whether that be on your own, with friends or with your family. Do what works best with your schedule. What is it that you like doing that is active? Sports (not watching sports!), yoga, running, walking the dog, bike riding, gardening, or even just taking the stairs rather than using the lift. These will help burn calories and improve fitness levels.

By keeping active and exercisingit’s been shown to release those feel good hormones which keeps you more alert, focused and in a more positive frame of mind. What a BONUS!

Start with these 3 tips for healthy living. Then start to incorporate more healthy habits so that they become routine. You and your family will start to see the benefits, and you'll wonder why you didn't do it earlier! 

Stay healthy,

Paul

 

Abdominal Fat is More DEADLY Than You Think

By Paul Scicluna, 27 January 2016

Dangers of Your Excess Abdominal Fat – No Longer A Vanity Issue.

Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? This problem is far worse than first thought. Most people just think that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly and they don’t want others to see it because it makes them self conscious.

What most people don't realize about their excess abdominal fat is that it’s a serious risk factor to their health. Having excess body fat is not only unhealthy but scientific research has clearly confirmed that it’s also particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.

Many people don’t know but there are two types of fat in your abdominal area.

These two types of fat are known as subcutaneous abdominal fat and visceral abdominal fat.

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Subcutaneous abdominal fat is the one that covers up your abs or six-pack from being visible. It forms a layer that sits directly on top of the abdominal muscles and up to the under side of your skin.

Visceral abdominal fat lies deeper in your abdominal cavity. So it’s sits beneath your muscles and amongst your organs. Visceral fat has been shown to give that abdominal distension or protruded belly type look. On men it’s called a beer belly.

Studies have shown that there are serious risk factors to your health with regard to excessive subcutaneous and visceral fat. They greatly increase your risk of developing heart disease, cancers, stroke, insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea and many other degenerative diseases.

However, excessive visceral abdominal fat has been shown to be far more dangerous due to higher cytokines (inflammatory signaling molecules) it releases into your body on a daily basis.

Many studies have now revealed that excess fat stored throughout the abdominal area is associated with:

     * Increasing the risk of cancer by 43%

     * Increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 44%

     * Increasing the risk of death from all causes by 233%

     * Increasing the rick of cardiovascular death by 700%

So if you care about your health and the quality of your life as well as your loved ones, reducing your belly fat should be a top priority. Strong evidence shows you can significantly reduce the risks of chronic disease by losing weight, especially in the abdominal area.

Seriously, there is no way around this. You either address this issue or you will suffer the consequences in the long run, and no one wants that.

Now I’m sure many of you have tried a whole range of diets and the like, that haven’t helped you in the past - so what is the solution? How do you get rid of excess abdominal fat? Let me tell you that there is a REAL solution.

You don't need gimmicky ab machines to lose that belly fat! Save your money!

You don't need gimmicky ab machines to lose that belly fat! Save your money!

It’s not another gimmicky fat loss miracle product you see on TV commercials as not only are they a waste of your time, they're also a waste of your hard earned money.

One thing you must realize is that there is NO quick fix to reducing your stubborn abdominal fat. All those ridiculous ab machines and miracle fat burning pills and supplements will not help you lose your belly fat faster. There is no such thing as spot reducing abdominal fat unless you go and get surgery.

This is a proven FACT… the ONLY way to lose your abdominal fat and finally keep it off for good is to incorporate a healthy nutritious diet full of fresh unprocessed foods with a properly designed exercise program. Both of these combined will stimulate a metabolic response in your body and release the necessary hormones that will drive your fat burning machine and reduce both visceral and subcutaneous fat.

Studies have shown that those who just diet, compared to those who combined diet and a proper exercise program always lose SIGNIFICANTLY LESS abdominal fat

One thing you need to realize is that not just any old exercise program will do. Many of you have probably tried to lose that stubborn belly fat or lose weight in general over the years but never got there. That will be due to a combination of diet mistakes as well as exercises being performed. Many of you hit your usual boring cardio routines, and maybe even some weights and crunches or ab machines in the hope of reducing your abdominal fat. I’ve seen this thousands of times in the gym.

But when you don’t see any results you wonder where you went wrong - you then get frustrated. Have you ever felt like this?

I’ve spent over two decades researching not only weight loss but health in general and applying it to not only myself, but thousands of clients from all over the world. I’ve seen first hand what works and what doesn’t.

I have the solution. I know that it definitely works as proven by thousands around the world. I’ve combined the exercise combinations and training strategies right through to nutritional strategies and eating plans in my Ultimate Body Transformation program.

This program isn’t just about abdominal exercises because it would just be like every other program. This program is designed as a one stop shop, to give you the most effective strategies for not only losing abdominal fat but losing that stubborn weight. In the end, you'll look and feel amazing. And the good thing is, that you will be massively reducing your risk of chronic diseases.

It really is as simple as this. If you follow my Ultimate Body Transformation program you WILL lose the weight that has been plaguing you for years. This is a proven system that works time and time again for my clients.

I seriously want to help you succeed in finally burning fat that you think looks ugly, but is a very real and serious danger to your health.

Don’t let your excess body fat destroy your health and confidence any longer. Get the solution to finally lose that stubborn weight here:

To your new body and great health,

Paul Scicluna

6 Tricks to Increase Metabolism and Burn Fat

By Paul Scicluna, 11 November 2015

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 management plan so you can increase metabolism and start burning fat faster.

To great health,

Paul

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How To Burn Fat Faster With These 4 Fat Loss Shortcuts That Actually Work.

By Paul Scicluna, 9 October 2015

There are many ways that you can enhance your body’s fat burning abilities. Some would say to take fat burning or weight loss supplements. Others will point you toward another fad diet… but to me, all these things will do is reduce the weight of your wallet or purse as well as keep you on the weight loss roller coaster.

It’s not rocket science to realize that a healthy diet with regular exercise will not only help you to lose weight, but will improve your overall health in general. But I often hear people asking how to lose weight quickly?

As our bodies are all different, the speed of weight loss will differ from one person to the next. However there are some simple things you can do to improve and enhance your body’s burning fat potential. So if you want some ways to lose weight more quickly, then incorporate these 4 shortcuts into your weight loss plan:

1. Hydration For Weight Loss

Many people don’t realize that what they think of as hunger pains, more often than not is your body telling you to hydrate. But instead of drinking some water to rehydrate people eat solids, which can further dehydrate you. Studies have shown that hydrating with water, which is virtually free, can boost your metabolism, aiding your weight loss efforts.

When you get up in the morning, start your day with at least one tall glass of water before breakfast and any other drinks. This will help you rehydrate from your night’s sleep as well as increase your metabolism.

2. Eliminate Alcohol

This is one of the simple ways to lose weight more quickly, but is hard from a willpower perspective for most people. It doesn’t have to be for life but just to give you that winning edge to get you to your weight loss goals sooner. Consuming alcohol provides your body with additional calories, not to mention the calories from the snacks that are generally consumed with or after a few drinks. If you don’t burn off these calories they’ll be stored as fat. Simple as that!

So aim to have a minimum of two weeks alcohol free. If you can, go for one month. Not only will you benefit from the reduced calories you would have consumed but imagine the money you will have saved. Once you have hit your weight loss goal, then if you choose, you can start to include alcoholic beverages back into your diet. Just don’t go overboard as you generally won’t be able to handle as many drinks due to the break you’ve had.

3. No Food After 8:30pm

We are not meant to eat in close proximity to bedtime. Consuming foods late at night or close to your bedtime adds additional unwanted calories. You won’t burn these calories, so they’ll just end up in your fat stores. This only adds to your waistline and puts the brakes on your weight loss efforts.

The majority of people have already consumed enough calories throughout the day and don’t need to snack at night. Snacking at night usually comes down to stress, boredom and/or bad habits. This is a bad habit you need to drop from your nightly routine - all it will do is slow your body from doing its nightly job, which is to heal and repair your body. It’s not meant to be spending energy processing foods all night. Your body is meant to be in a state of fasting at night, hence why we get up in the morning and have breakfast, also known as “Break – Fast,” as you’re breaking the nights fast.

Trying not to consume any foods after 8:30pm is a good rule to include in your weight loss journey. By stopping or at least minimizing nighttime snacking you’ll be aiding your fat burning potential.

4. Sleeping Off The Weight

Now we all know that sleep is something we have to do for good health, but did you know that it can also help you to lose weight? This is probably the laziest tool you can include your weight loss plan, as all you have to do is shut your eyes and get a good night’s sleep.

Sleep directly affects the release and balance of hormones in the body. A lack of sleep has been shown to wreak havoc in the body by releasing stress hormones that encourage weight gain and fat storage. Little or bad sleep has been shown to reduce the amount of human growth hormone released. Human growth hormone helps to protect lean muscle as well as aids burning fat. Also, studies have shown that those who don’t get a good amount of sleep, snack more frequently during the day.

So aim to get to bed a little earlier if you are a night owl and get at least 7 hours of sleep. This will help you to keep your hormones balanced and your appetite in check, resulting in fat loss and getting you to your weight loss goals sooner.

There you have it - how to burn fat faster with 4 fat loss shortcuts. And yes, my clients have tried them and they actually work. Now’s the time for you to have a go! Get that fat burning furnace firing so you can lose weight and finally feel fantastic.

To great health,

Paul

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