Fat Burning Workouts Columbia SC

Fortunately, many natural remedies can help kick'start fat burning (thermogenesis). First and foremost: exercise. Without enough exercise, it’s difficult to lose and keep weight off. In addition, you can take supplements to boost your body's fat-burning capabilities.

Stronghold Athletic Club
(803) 256-9001
925 Huger St
Columbia, SC
 
Stronghold Athletic Club
(803) 256-9001
925 1/2 Huger St
Columbia, SC
 
US Chinese Culture Center
(803) 695-2993
1708 Greene Street
Columbia, SC
 
Columbia Inferno
(803) 256-7825
701 Assembly St
Columbia, SC
 
Golds Gym Aerobics and Fitness
(803) 749-9700
Harbison
Columbia, SC
 
Lexington County Rcrtn and Agng Cmmssn Admnstrtve of
(803) 939-9309
Tri City Leisure Center
Columbia, SC
 
Athlete Factory the
(803) 988-0076
534 Lady St
Columbia, SC
 
Brickhouse Gym
(803) 771-6333
1311 Rosewood Dr
Columbia, SC
 
Specialized Fitness
(803) 782-2202
2100 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC
 
Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina P A
(803) 227-7777
Hardscrabble Rd ; Ri
Columbia, SC
 

Fat Burning Practices

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By Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, HNC

What Color is Your Fat?


You probably had no idea until right now that your body houses two kinds of fat—yellow and brown. Yellow fat, which serves as an insulator and a warehouse for unused or excess calories, is the type most people want to shed. Brown fat actually burns those excess calories, acting as the furnace and burning yellow fat as fuel. If you have a good storehouse of brown fat, you can seemingly eat whatever you want and not gain a pound, while the “more yellow, less brown fat” folks find losing weight difficult even as they restrict calories. To add insult to injury, being overweight can actually shut down the mitochondria (the cell’s powerhouses) in brown fat, essentially turning it into yellow fat.

Fortunately, many natural remedies can help kick-start fat burning (thermogenesis). First and foremost: exercise. Without enough exercise, it’s difficult to lose and keep weight off. In addition, you can take supplements to boost your body’s fat-burning capabilities.

Essential fatty acids. Many overweight people suffer from chronic deficiencies of essential fatty acids (EFAs), the primary fuels that stoke the body’s thermogenic furnace. When they are in short supply, brown fat becomes inactive, which can make weight loss more difficult. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid, is of particular concern. Normally, the body can manufacture GLA from dietary sources of another omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid—found in safflower, sunflower, corn, soybean, and flaxseed oils. However, a diet high in saturated fats—much different than EFAs—combined with stress, alcohol, aging, or illness, can block this conversion, and you wind up with a GLA deficiency. Take 500 mg of GLA daily; evening primrose, black currant, hemp, and borage oils are all good sources.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs tend to accelerate metabolism while lowering blood levels of cholesterol, which can help you lose weight. Consider adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of grapeseed or organic virgin coconut oil on vegetables or in salad dressings each day. But if you have diabetes or a liver disorder, avoid MCTs entirely.

Cayenne pepper (Capsicum frutescens), ginger, and cinnamon. Used in Chinese medicine and ayurveda, these warming spices help break down fat. Cayenne helps digestion and increases feelings of fullness and satiety.

Ginseng. Studies show this ancient remedy works as a useful antiobesity agent. It decreases the release of free radicals generated by exercise and also reduces levels of appetite-stimulating compounds such as leptin. Extracts of both ginseng root and ginseng berry help stabilize blood sugar.

Green tea (Camellia sinensis). Green tea can increase the metabolic rate and stimulate fat burning. It’s rich in a variety of compounds, including theophylline, theobromine, caffeine, and polyphenols, all of which increase the body’s use of energy, inhibit the absorption of fat, and break down fat cells a...

Author: Ellen Kamhi

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