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Fiive Ways to Increase Belly Fat Burning
By Nancy Eisenman, ForeverFit, Personal Training for Women
Published On:  8/14/2012

Have you tried every diet book, plan, or exercise DVD,on the market, all in hopes of losing more weight?

Have you found that you have lost a lot of weight, but then, you suddenly stop, leaving you frustrated and confused?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you may be like everyone else who has attempted to lose weight in the past with little success. The fact is: weight loss is a much more complicated process than most people know about, or even care to know about. It is not just about cutting calories, switching out foods, and hours of exercise anymore. But there is hope! There are five changes that you NEED to make IMMEDIATELY if you want to lose weight and keep it off for good. Let me explain…Fat Cells and Your Health

These days, researchers have discovered many different secrets with regards to your fat cells. They have not found the BEST way to lose weight, but they now understand how your fat cells function and what you need to do in order to get them to work FOR you, and not AGAINST you. People once thought that fat cells were just a greasy pocket where undigested fat goes to be stored for later use. However, today we know that this is only partly true.  Fat cells have a more important role than just storing extra energy for later.

In fact, we now know that fat cells are able to send out molecules (calledadipokines) that either stimulate weight loss or increase inflammation in your body.

Fat cells are also able to communicate with smaller, immature fat cells (called pre-adipocytes), that stimulate them to start growing and maturing into a full-fledged fat cell (able to take on fatty acids for storage).By maximizing your fat cells' ability to release weight loss hormones (Adiponectin and Leptin), you could promote an environment for weight loss and better overall health.Adiponectin is a hormone released by your fat cells that stimulates fat burning in your body.**In order to maximize your fat cells' ability to help you lose weight, there are certain steps that need to be taken in order to create the perfect environment.However, most people do not do these five things regularly, which could be limiting or even preventing weight loss from happening.Five Steps You Need Do In Order To Lose More Weight:1. Sleep More Are you one of the many people that get less than six hours of sleep per night? Lack of sleep has been shown to increase weight GAIN by decreasing the powerful weight loss hormoneleptin. When there is a decrease in leptin levels, there could be an increase in your appetite, meaning you crave more food.

Foreverfit offers individual, buddy and small group personal training for men and women. They also offer a variety of fitness boot camps for women and one new coed  class (early morning) starting soon. Visit www.foreverfitbynancy.com for more information to to contact Nancy.

Plus, when you are sleep deprived, you crave high fat, nutrient dense snacks, instead of healthier food options (like your celery and peanut butter).

Advice: Aim for at least six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, which will increase leptin levels, which could potentially reduce your appetite and boost fat burn in the process.


2. Drink Green Tea

Green tea (next to water) is the second most consumed beverage in the world and has been shown to improve many different aspects of health and wellness.Green tea has been shown in research to shrink your waist, plus stop the process of making new, mature fat cells. Plus, green tea is full of antioxidants, which could be beneficial in fighting damage caused by free radicals, which may increase weight gain due to toxic fat cells.Advice:In Asian cultures, green tea is a staple, due to its health-healing benefits. Alternate one drink per day with a cup of green tea and you could slash your waistline and turn off fat cell development.3. Exercise  If you don’t like to exercise, then you may be putting yourself into a position for slower weight loss. Exercise has been shown to boost calorie burn (cardiovascular or interval training) and increasing lean muscle mass (strength training), which could be beneficial for weight loss.Plus, exercise has been shown to increase adiponectin levels by as much as 260 percent after just three to four bouts of exercise.Advice: Start slowly.  Increasing your activity slowly over time will help you expend more calories, plus it will prevent injuries from occurring.4. Eat "good" Carbs  Carbohydrates, which have gotten a bad reputation as of late, provide important nutrients that your body needs. However, it has been shown that low-carb diets are effective for weight loss.Although low-carb diets stimulate weight loss, including carbs, at the right time and in the right doses, may also be effective at boosting weight lossIn fact, keeping your complex carbohydrates to the morning or after your workout may stimulate weight loss and fat burning. Aim to eat complex carbs with a low glycemic load - visit http://www.gilisting.com/ for complete list and explanation.
Advice:Keep your complex carbohydrates consumption to the morning, then finish the day with a mix of fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens in order to boost fat burning.

Also, include more raspberries into your day, which are packed full of fiber, and have also been shown to increase adiponectin levels.5. Eat more Fish
Fish, which is plentiful in omega-3 fatty acids, has been shown to improve everything from cardiovascular health, to eye and brain health.

However, not everyone enjoys the taste of fish, which could be a great disservice to your health.The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, krill, fish oil, and krill oil, has been shown to increase adiponectin levels in your body.Advice: Include fish at least three times per week in order to boost your adiponectin levels and increase your weight loss potential. Don’t like fish?  Try a high-quality omega-3 supplement, which will give you the benefits of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, without eating fish. Boost Your Weight Loss By making small changes to your overall lifestyle you could foster an environment for weight loss.

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