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What I wanted to say…

‘Large French Vanilla Cappuccino, Bagel Belt (toasted bacon, eggs, cheese bagel) and some Timbits (mini doghnut holes made into balls) please’.

 

What I actually said…

 

Green Tea and Greek yoghurt parfait (yoghurt, fruit, granola) please’.

#holidayproblems

 

After returning home from an AMAZING two weeks in Canada, making BETTER food choices and working out almost EVERY day, I STILL managed to put on approx 4kgs!!

I’ll be sharing exactly HOW that happened on Thursday BUT today as promised…

 

I wanted to share with you 6 Supplements that help fight fat so here it goes:

 

1. VITAMIN D

 

How It Melts Fat:

Numerous studies show that vitamin D helps your body respond to insulin (hormone secreted from your pancreas and SOO important in FATLOSS).

One of its jobs is to help glucose get into body cells, which BURN glucose for energy.

How well your insulin pushes glucose into those cells is called ‘insulin sensitivity’.

The MORE sensitive your cells are to insulin, the better.

The LESS sensitive they are to insulin, the more likely your body will store the food you eat as FAT.

 

Sources:

Eggs, salmon, mackerel, tuna, mushrooms.

 

2. CALCIUM

 

How It Melts Fat:

Calcium is a mineral that works with vitamin D to help you BURN fat.

Calcium is stored in fat cells and researchers think that the MORE calcium a fat cell has, the MORE fat that cell will release to be BURNED.

Calcium also helps WEIGHTLOSS by binding to fat and PREVENTING some of it from getting absorbed into your bloodstream.

 

Sources:

milk, cheese, yoghurt, fish, fruit, beans, vegetables.

 

3. PROTEIN

 

How It Melts Fat:

Keeps you FULLER for longer.

Has the highest THERMIC BURN of 30% (you burn 30% of the calories simply digesting protein).

Along with calcium and Vitamin D, it helps you to BUILD your lean muscle tissue as you DROP those pounds.

 

Sources:

Lean meats, eggs, cheese, fish, nuts, seeds, greek yoghurt, beans and lentils.

 

4. OMEGA 3 – FATTY ACIDS

 

How They Melt Fat:

Omega 3’s switch on enzymes that trigger FAT-BURNING in cells.

They also help to BOOST your mood which could help REDUCE emotional eating.

Omega 3’s can INCREASE leptin signaling in the brain resulting in your brain registering that you’re full and CRANKING UP your fat burning mode.

 

Sources:

Fatty fish like salmon (which are also high in vitamin D), mackerel, tuna, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts.

 

5. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLAs)

 

How It Burns Fat:

CLAs are potent FAT BURNERS found along with Vitamin D and calcium in dairy products.

When we consume these foods, the CLA helps blood glucose enter body cells so CLA can be burned for ENERGY and not stored as FAT.

CLA also helps to promote fat burning by INCREASING our lean muscle tissue where the bulk of our calorie burning takes place.

 

Sources:

Dairy, meat, eggs.

 

6. POLYPHENOLS

 

How They Melt Fat:

Polyphenols are the antioxidants that give green tea’s HEALTH and METABOLISM boosting kick.

They can BOOST your resting metabolic rate and help your body to burn more FAT (although studies have found green tea containing caffeine works best).

Keeping hydrated and switching your normal tea/coffee for green is also going to help REDUCE hunger and kill CRAVINGS.

Polyphenals can also be found in food.

 

Sources:

Ginger, almonds, spinach, strawberries.

I hope you have an AWESOME week and keep chipping away at your goals.

 

After my 4kg weight increase it’s a going to be a CHALLENGE to see how long it takes to get back to my pre-holiday weight back and there’s no better time like the PRESENT!

 

Lee ‘on a mission’ Donald x

 

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