4 Supermarket Slimming Secrets…By Rob Poulos...
You’ll be excited to know about these 4 super fat blasting
foods that are found in any supermarket almost anywhere in
While most people are shopping ChocoPoofs and CheesyCurls,
these little belly fat fighting foods are right in front of
But before we get to that, I just returned from a few days
vacation up in northern Michigan and wanted to share an
interesting picture with you…
The first pic is of my son Ryan and I in 2007 enjoying
beautiful Lake Michigan… and the pic to the right is both
of us over 3 years later, taken just last week…
I’m not showing you this to brag or anything (I do look
pretty good, even though the lake effect winds are giving me
a Kramer hairdo!), I wanted you to see what can really
happen when you apply the right fat burning and fitness
knowledge and make it a part of your lifestyle.
That first pic was a couple years after I made my own
transformation of a 40+ pound fat loss, and now you can see
I’ve kept it off for over 5 years now!
Anyway, I hope it inspires you to do the same and continue
to apply these techniques and tricks I teach in the
newsletter…they really do work and I’m living proof…
OK, back to those 4 tiny belly foods, courtesy of my pal
Jayson Hunter, registered dietician and head of R&D over at
Here are the 4 natural “slimming secrets” that can
immediately increase your calorie-burning rate, the first
and most critical step toward achieving a negative fat
balance and fitting into your swimsuit properly again (like
the new me in those pics!):
1. Coffee (caffeine): While the proportions may shift
from moment to moment, your body always burns a mixture of
three fuels: carbohydrate, fat and protein.
Thus, if you increase your overall calorie-burning rate
(a.k.a. metabolic rate), it’s pretty much guaranteed that
your fat-burning rate will go up, bringing you that much
closer to the negative fat balance territory where real
About 75% of the caffeine consumed in the United States
comes from coffee, a product that no supermarket can be
considered complete without. Caffeine is recognized
worldwide for its ability to enhance alertness and
However, it also displays fast-acting calorie-burning
properties. For instance, a study involving lean and
overweight (obese) subjects reported that a single 100-mg
dose of caffeine (equivalent to a little over 1 cup of
coffee) was enough to raise their calorie-burning rate by up
to 4% for 2.5 hours.
While a 4% increase may not seem like a big deal, it can
turn into one. The scientists who conducted the study
explain, “…if it is assumed that there is no compensatory
increase in food intake, the increase [in calorie-burning
rate] after caffeine would represent an energy deficit of
These changes may be small but over several months could
accumulate and lead to substantial changes in body weight.”
But wait. Regular coffee drinkers know all too well that you
can become tolerant to its energizing effects over time.
Won’t the same thing happen here? Fortunately, evidence
suggests that caffeine’s calorie-burning effects persist
with repeated exposure.
Case in point: The subjects in the above study were all mild
to moderate consumers of caffeine, consuming anywhere from
250-500 mg per day, equivalent to ~3-6 cups of coffee. Yet
they all enjoyed a calorie-burning boost from the relatively
small dose given to them.
2. Hot Pepper (capsaicin): The waiter places a delicious
meal in front of you that includes a spicy curry sauce. You
devour it. For the next 30 minutes your calorie-burning rate
is cruises at 10% above baseline, equivalent to burning an
additional 129 Calories per day, or 27% of the caloric value
of the entire meal.
Sounds too good to be true? This fictitious scenario became
a reality at Kyoto University in Japan when scientists gave
young women a 481-Calorie meal consisting of a yellow curry
sauce containing 3 mg of capsaicin.
Capsaicin is the compound responsible for the sharp, and for
some of us, intolerably painful, sensation produced by
eating hot red peppers. It’s also to blame for the beads of
sweat that appear on your forehead as you do so.
Thus, it may come as no surprise to learn that deep inside
the body capsaicin can increase your calorie-burning rate by
stimulating a process known as thermogenesis.
Thermogenesis essentially involves the release of calories
in the form of heat. Once released, they can no longer be
stored as body fat.
In addition to increasing thermogenesis, capsaicin has been
found to improve meal satiety (i.e. how full you feel after
eating), thereby reducing your risk of overeating. In animal
studies it has been reported to increase calorie-burning
rate and reduce body fat.
Of course, the single most powerful way to increase your
calorie-burning rate and get into negative fat balance is to
exercise. Here, too, capsaicin may boost your slimming
efforts. When scientists gave healthy subjects capsaicin an
hour before performing low-intensity exercise (stationary
cycling), they burned more fat.
The increase was impressive enough that the scientists
suggested capsaicin be used as an adjunctive therapy in the
treatment of elevated blood lipid levels and/or obesity.
3. Cinnamon: Cinnamon often serves as a flavorful addition
to carbohydrate-rich meals. How great is it, then, to learn
that it may help “push” more of those carbohydrates into
lean muscle and away from fat cells (adipose tissue)?
Most of the carbohydrate calories you eat are eventually
converted into glucose (a.k.a. blood sugar). The hormone
insulin helps direct glucose into your body’s cells,
including muscle cells.
The more sensitive your muscle cells are to insulin, the
more efficiently they can scoop up glucose and store it for
later use, such as providing your muscles with energy during
exercise. All other things held constant, this leaves less
glucose available for your fat cells, which might otherwise
use it to make body fat.
Of the many plants studied to date, cinnamon has been
reported to be among the most powerful in terms of its
ability to enhance insulin sensitivity and keep blood
glucose levels in check. When added to a carbohydrate-rich
meal, it reduces the rise in blood glucose normally
While the effects on insulin sensitivity may take a couple
of weeks to manifest, the improvements in blood glucose
control appear virtually immediately.
So cinnamon increases insulin sensitivity and improves blood
glucose regulation. Great. However, does this mean it can
help you lose body fat more quickly? In fact, this ancient
spice might help you do more than that.
Dr Richard Anderson (Ph.D.) at the US Department of
Agriculture has conducted numerous studies on cinnamon. He
says that if cinnamon is consumed long-term, it can enhance
lean body mass (this includes muscle) and reduce body fat,
something he and his scientific colleagues demonstrated in a
study performed in 2006.
4. Green Tea: White, green and black varieties of tea all
contain caffeine (anywhere from ~14-61 mg per 6-8 oz
serving). But it’s green tea that seems to get the most
attention from scientists when it comes to burning fat. And
its fat-burning effects are due to more than its caffeine
In one frequently cited study, healthy young men were given
a green tea extract three times per day. Their 24-hour
calorie-burning rate was 3.5% higher than that of subjects
taking a placebo. This was equivalent to burning an
additional 200 Calories per day -more than enough to
eventually produce substantial weight loss and reductions in
Not only did green tea cause the subjects to burn more
calories, but a larger proportion of the calories burned
were determined by the scientists to have come from fat.
That is, green tea was pushing them closer towards negative
fat balance territory, if not pushing them right into it.
Based on the scientists’ comments (they used the term
“remarkable” to describe green tea’s effects), they seemed
to be quite impressed. Indeed, green tea’s thermogenic
effects in this study were as powerful as much larger doses
Alright, I hope you enjoyed this revealing look at 4 foods
you can use right now to keep the fat away.
They are among the most powerful studied to date!
Individually, their calorie-burning effects are virtually
immediate, but combined they provide a Phantastic Phoursome
of fat Burning!
Here’s to getting lean, strong and healthy for life,
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