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At least 7 scientific studies have provided strong evidence that energy containing beverages (i.e., “liquid calories”) do not properly activate the satiety mechanisms in the body and brain and do not satisfy the appetite as well as food in solid form.
Epidemiological research also supports a positive association between calorie-containing beverage consumption and increased body weight or body mass index. New research now suggests that soda may not be the only culprit…
The primary source of liquid calories in the United States Diet is carbohydrate, namely soda. Now running a close second are specialty and dessert coffees. Did you know that a 16 ounce Frappucino can contain 500 calories or even more! That’s one-third of a typical female’s daily calorie intake while on a fat loss program.
A recent study at Purdue University published in the International Journal of Obesity set out to learn even more about this bodyfat – liquid calories relationship.
Researchers compared solid and beverage forms of foods composed primarily of carbohydrate, fat or protein in order to document the independent effect of food form in foods with different dominant macronutrient sources.
Based on previous research, some experts have recommended targeting specific beverages as being “worse” than others. High fructose corn syrup and soda has been singled out the most and you’ve probably seen that yourself in the news.
There’s no question that soda has been on top of the “hit list” for some time now, by virtue of the amounts and frequency of consumption alone.
However, this recent study says that from a pure energy balance perspective, we should be cautious about ALL liquid calories, not just soda and not just carbohydrates!
Fruit juice for example, appears to be an obvious improvement over soda, so many people have swapped out their soda for fruit juice. However, when fruit juice is compared to an equal amount of calories from whole fruit, the whole fruit satisfies appetite better (largely due to the bulk and fiber content), and so you tend to eat fewer calories for the day.
[On an interesting side note, soup does not seem to apply; soup has higher satiety value than calorie containing beverages, possibly for mere cognitive reasons.]
If you were to meticulously track your calories from beverages and you made sure that your calories remained the same for the day, whether liquid or solid, there would probably be little or no difference in your body composition.
But that’s not what usually happens in free-living humans. Most people do not accurately track or report their caloric intake. Our mistake is that we tend to drink calories IN ADDITION TO our usual food intake, not instead of it.
Men are especially guilty of this when they drink alcohol – Men tend to drink AND eat, while women tend to drink INSTEAD OF eating.
This new research found that with all three macronutrients – protein, carbs or fat – daily calorie intake was significantly greater when the beverage form was consumed as compared to the solid.
Yes, it’s true! Even protein drinks did not satisfy the appetite the way that protein foods did!
While you would think that protein drinks are purely a good thing, because protein foods have been proven to reduce appetite and increase satiety, if you turn a solid protein food into a protein drink, it loses it’s appetite suppressive properties in the same way that happens when you turn fruit into fruit juice.
[NOTE: After weight training workouts, liquid nutrition may have benefits that outweigh any downside, especially on muscle-gaining programs]
Why do liquid calories fail to elicit the same response as whole foods? reasons include:
* high calorie density
* lower satiety value
* more calories ingested in short period of time
* lower demand for oral processing
* shorter gastrointestinal transit times
* energy in beverages has greater bioaccessibility and bioavailability
* mechanisms may include cognitive, orosensory, digestive, metabolic, endocrine and neural influences (human appetite is a complex thing!!!)
* last but not least, nowhere in our history have our ancestors had access to large amounts of liquid calories. Alcohol may have been around as far back as several thousand years BC, but even that is a blip on the evolutionary calendar of humanity.
As a result, our genetic code has never developed the physiological mechanisms to properly register the caloric content in liquids the way it does when you eat, chew and swallow whole foods.
Bottom line: This study suggests that we shouldn’t just target one type of liquid calories such as soda. If you’re trying to beat body fat, it’s wise to limit all types of liquid calories and eat whole foods as much as possible.
Start by ditching the soda. Then ditch the high calorie dessert coffees. Then cut back on the alcohol. From there, be cautious even about milk, juice and protein drinks.
Drink water or tea instead, or limited amounts of black coffee – without all the high calorie extras.
If you do consume any beverages that contain calories, such as protein shakes, be sure to account for those calories meticulously and be sure you don’t drink them in addition to your usual food intake, but in place of an equal amount of food calories.
Remember, those protein shakes you might be drinking are called “meal replacements” not “free calories!”
For many years I have suggested focusing primarily on whole foods rather than liquids, even protein shakes. Unlike so many other fat reduction programs, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle does not require any kind of liquid meal replacement or protein drinks and our company does not exist to sell supplements; we are here to educate you and millions of others about the realities of body fat loss.
We now have even more scientific data that confirms what Burn The Fat has been teaching all along.
I hope you found this helpful. You can learn more about “Burn The Fat” at www.BurnTheFat.com
Train hard and expect success,
Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS
Fat Loss Coach
Reference: Effects of food form on appetite and energy intake in lean and obese young adults. International Journal of Obesity. 2007 Nov (11):1688-95. Mourao DM, Bressan J, Campbell WW, Mattes RD. Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059, USA.
About the Author:
Tom Venuto is a natural bodybuilder, certified personal trainer and freelance fitness writer. Tom is the author of “Burn the Fat, Feed The Muscle,” which teaches you how to get lean without drugs or supplements using secrets of the world’s best bodybuilders and fitness models. Learn how to get rid of stubborn fat and increase your metabolism by visiting: www.burnthefat.com
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When the rest of the world catches up – this little-known West African herb could become recognized as the most effective weight loss supplement ever discovered.
But you can start using it to drop pounds – and lose inches – RIGHT NOW.
My own enhanced version of this formula is ready today. It’s even more effective than the compound researchers used in the clinical tests. I’ll show you how to get started in this letter.
First, I want you to see the results.
The people in this study – which was published in the medical journal Lipids in Health and Disease – lost an average of 28 pounds and 6 inches off their belly. And they didn’t change their diet or exercise habits.1
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There’s an all-natural herb that grows deep in the forests of West Africa. And it resets your body’s “fat signals” to the point where you naturally and easily resist the production of new fat cells – just like you did when you were in college.
Remember those days? When you could eat anything you wanted, and nothing made you fat. It’s easy when you’re young. But as you age, things get thrown off balance.
Our modern diet is processed and full of additives and other toxins. Combine that with getting older and you throw off your body’s “fat signals.” These signals tell your body how much fat to make and store.
That’s why it’s hard to lose weight as you age… even when you try your best to eat right and exercise.
This herb improves those signals and resets your body’s delicate machinery. When it regains its balance your body has the ability to control fat production – just like it did when you were younger.
This Miracle Nutrient Helps Burn Fat Away…
Staying lean and trim as you age is not easy. You can eat right and exercise and still end up with a “spare tire” around your belly. It doesn’t seem fair.
But if you know why this is happening you can do something about it.
The West African herb – called irvingia gabonensis – can help you get that extra weight off. It’s one of the all-star nutrients in my new slimming formula Primal Lean.
How does it work?
Your body has a “signal network” that controls your fat cells.
If this communication system breaks down, your fat cells get bigger and bigger… and you get more and more of them.
As you age that’s exactly what happens.
Fat Signal #1: Burning Fat for Energy – Naturally
When things are running smoothly, your fat cells produce leptin. This messenger sends out two signals: One, it tells your brain you’re full. That shuts down your hunger. Two, it tells the fat inside your cells to breakdown into a kind of fat that can be burned as energy.
When these signals are working, you don’t get hungry as often and your fat gets burned naturally.
But when too many fat cells build up, a protein called CRP sticks to the leptin and prevents it from delivering its message to your brain. Signal lost.
This is called leptin resistance. The bottom line is you’ll always feel hungry and the fat inside your cells will stay there forever.
When this happens it triggers a series of other signal problems.
Fat Signal #2: Controlling Sensitivity to the “Fat Hormone”
Another messenger – adiponectin – controls your sensitivity to insulin. When you have lots of adiponectin, your body responds well to insulin and everything is fine – your waist is small, your heart is healthy and your arteries are clear.
But as you age, your levels of this critical fat signal drop… then you’re more likely to get bigger and fatter.
Fat Signal #3: The Bad Guy… Turning Blood Sugar into Fat
The 3rd messenger is actually a bad guy you want to get rid of… it’s called glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. This enzyme turns blood sugar into fat. Not what you want.
The magic behind Primal Lean is its ability to restore your body’s signal network. After a few weeks the leptin signal to your brain is reconnected, adiponectin levels rise and the bad guy – the fat making enzyme – gets cut off.
You see, as you age these fat signals get thrown off. No matter how much you exercise or how well you eat you could always be vulnerable to age-related fat gain.
Unless, of course, you have a communication network that’s firing on all cylinders. When it does, it’s a beautiful thing to see. Extra weight and fat simply begin disappearing – in a matter of weeks!
How many years have you been fighting the love handles… the pot belly? Probably decades. In 10 weeks or less you’ll drop a good chunk of that extra fat… I guarantee it.
Compared to years of struggle 10 weeks seems to happen overnight.
As Soon as I Discovered this Breakthrough Fat Buster
I Called a Few of My Patients…
I read this study back in December. Within days I had a dozen sample bottles. As the Christmas holiday approached I already had a few volunteers.
One my patients – Arlene H. – started taking this weight loss herb on December 18, 2008. Here’s an excerpt from her letter:
“I’m always interested in new Dr. Sears formulas so I was excited – although a bit skeptical – to hear about this new weight loss herb from Africa. I started taking it right before the holidays, so I was probably eating more than I normally do, but I noticed an effect within a few weeks. My hips and waist started to feel tighter.
My ‘love handles’ were the big deal for me… it was the only place I really felt self-conscious. I have this favorite pair of white, Capri-style jeans and I could not get them on. They were so tight I just left them in the closet. After a while I broke down and bought a few other pairs of jeans that were a few inches bigger in the waist. These were my new ‘fat clothes.’
But luckily, after about 7 or 8 weeks I didn’t need them anymore. I slimmed down and in spite of all the holiday food I got back into the Capri pants… Even better, my “fat jeans” started to slide right off me… it feels like a real victory. But honestly I didn’t do anything. I didn’t change the way I eat and I didn’t really exercise… After the ten-week period I asked Dr. Sears if I could keep going. I didn’t want to give up this new fat loss secret… who would?!”
Arlene H.; Wellington, FL
This is a typical response. Everyone who tries it has something good to say about it… And when they run out they always want more. No one wants to stop taking it.
When you have a good thing going, why stop?
Primal Lean may be one of the best ways to firm up and tone down – without spending hours in the gym or forcing yourself to eat bird food.
Before the study, the group taking the herb in Primal Lean averaged 215 pounds. After the study they averaged 187 pounds – for a net average loss of 28 pounds.
The control group started at 212 pounds and went to 211 pounds. They lost an average of one pound, which means nothing happened.
But hold on a sec, there’s more to this than burning fat.
Remember… This bombshell study first appeared in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease. “Lipids” means “fatty acids,” like cholesterol. The editors of this medical journal were more interested in the remarkable way this herb normalizes blood fats.
Recognize any of these names?
Total cholesterol… HDL… LDL… Blood glucose… C-reactive protein…
These are some of the terms you’ll find on your blood tests when you go to a doctor. Like the “fat signals” that normalize your body’s natural fat burning, this West African herb has the power to “normalize” other parts of your body too.
This kind of herb is called an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and exerts a normalizing effect on bodily processes. Ginseng is a good example.
But this potent weight loss herb is more powerful. It’s more than just a tonic you take for increased energy. It has very specific talents. It ramps up your body’s ability to burn fat and may help promote normal cholesterol and c-reactive protein levels.
That makes it a monumental find.
If you take this herb by itself you’ll get great results.
But there’s a way to make it better… a way to make it stronger and more effective.
Lose Your Urge to Overeat…
I didn’t just take an herb and put it in a bottle. I made it my own.
If I limited Primal Lean to the West African herb I discovered in the study you would have heard about it back in December.
That’s not the case. I have something better.
I found out about this new herb while I was working on another fat buster called fucoxanthin. (Pronounced: fu co ZAN thin) This is a seaweed extract with powerful fat burning properties.
And it quiets your appetite almost immediately.
When you’re not hungry it’s much easier for irvingia gabonensis to do its job. And of course, it’s easier to lose weight.
Here’s what a few of my patients are saying:
“Since I started taking Primal Lean about three weeks ago, I have noticed the appetite suppressant right away! I really like how I feel and not having those cravings is awesome. I take it 15 minutes before I have a meal. When I get stressed out, I will usually have cravings and snack on food a lot. Since I have been taking the Primal Lean, that is not an issue any more. Now, I enjoy eating and the cravings have disappeared. That really helps me out with not gaining extra weight and staying healthy!”
– Penny M.; Wellington, FL
“[After taking Primal Lean] I felt my appetite disappear right away, no doubt about it. I just wasn’t hungry anymore. I don’t snack anymore… I don’t want to and I don’t need to. And my pants are too big, that’s another great thing. I had to go digging in my close and pull out a pair of jeans I hadn’t worn in years… and they fit! Amazing stuff.”
– Cindy L.; Wellington, FL
Japanese Researchers Discover Fucoxanthin By Accident
When a group of Japanese marine biologists fed their study animals with fucoxanthin something remarkable happened… a microscopic protein – called UCP1 – suddenly became active.
This protein turns up your metabolic furnace and lets your cells burn fat for energy – not during exercise but while you’re resting.
This nutritious and very safe seaweed extract actually flips your metabolic switch and “turns on” your body’s fat burning machinery.
Clinical tests suggest fucoxanthin is a powerful fat buster. Many are animal tests but there are some very exciting human tests too.
The Japanese researchers were startled by the results. So they went work. In a series of experiments they gave two groups of mice the same diet, but one group supplemented with fucoxanthin.
In the fat tissue of the mice that supplemented with fucoxanthin the researchers found high levels of the fat-burning protein UCP1. As a result, those mice lost a significant amount of fat. In the control group there was no difference.2
The same researchers later discovered that fucoxanthin even prevented potential fat cells from “growing up” and becoming mature fat cells.3
Not only does fucoxanthin help you burn fat you already have… it helps prevent the formation of future fat cells. It stops fat dead in its tracks.
Clinical studies suggest fucoxanthin may be effective for people too. The trials were finished last year and the studies have been submitted for publication. From what I’ve seen, they look impressive.
In the test group, people taking fucoxanthin lost an average of 15 pounds in four months. The people in the control group lost just three pounds. These results have not been published yet, but those are good numbers.4
I’m Very Excited about Primal Lean – The Results are Impressive
Primal Lean is setting records in my office. It’s safe and effective. And everyone who tries it wants to stay on it.
Just keep in mind… it takes eight to ten weeks before you feel the whole effect. You will probably notice something before that. Many of my patients do. (And the appetite suppressant kicks in right away.)
But in the spirit of full disclosure I want you to understand that it takes a couple of months to really kick in.
There’s a reason for that.
Primal Lean is not a drug. It’s a safe and natural remedy that resets and rebalances key systems in your body. It takes time for these systems to return to normal.
But like I said, if you look back and consider all the years you’ve tried every new idea that came along… ten weeks feels like nothing!
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I sent you this special invitation so you could experience first hand the amazing results Primal Lean can offer – without risk or regret.
Take my 10-week Primal Lean challenge. Lose all the fat you want. If it disappoints you I’ll pick up the tab. I’ll pay for the whole thing.
As my loyal reader I’ve chosen you to be the first one who gets this new formula… and your results are guaranteed.
The look of gratitude and satisfaction on the faces of my patients is a powerful motivator.
I want the same for you.
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1 Oben JE, et al. Irvingia gabonensis significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans. Lipids in Health and Disease. 2009, 8:7
2 Maeda H, et al. Fucoxanthin shows antiobesity effect through UCP1 expression in white adipose tissues. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 1;332(2):392-7.
3 Sugawara T, et al. Antiangiogenic activity of fucoxanthin. J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Dec 27;54(26):9805-10.
4 Ramazanov, Z. Effect of fucoxanthin on energy expenditure in obese women: a double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial. Submitted for publication 2008.
Chest fat, commonly referred to as man boobs or moobs, scientific names are Gynecomastia or Pseudogynecomastia. Gynecomastia is defined as abnormally large breast development in males due to swelling of the mammary gland. It can be one breast or both and sometimes accompanied by pain (mastalgia) in the breast(s). It is caused by a hormonal imbalance of too much estradiol, the female breast growth hormone.
Pseudogynecomastia is breast enlargement due to fat deposited across the entire chest. Basically from being overweight. Fat deposits itself in different areas of the body depending upon sex, genetics, body type, hormonal levels… Pseudogynecomastia also concerns women.
Man boobs or moobs can be caused by either Gynecomastia or Pseudogynecomastia. Depending upon which or both conditions determines how to get rid of man boobs or lose chest fat.
Chest fat due to Gynecomastia must be corrected by hormonal balancing. Estradiol must be reduced and that cannot be achieved by weight loss, diet or exercise. Xenoestogens are are one cause of increased estradiol in males. Xenoestrogens are chemicals that mimic female hormones. BPA or Bisphenol-A is used in plastics as a hardener and has strong estrogen like qualities – the human body cannot tell the difference. 6 billion pounds of BPA are used every year! Detoxing and avoiding BPA is highly advisable.
The main cause of gynecomastia is andropause or male menopause. Generally setting in after the age of 35. Testosterone levels steadily decline after peaking in the early twenties. This gives xenoetrogens like BPA the upper hand. Enlarged breasts is just one symptom. Lack of sex drive, belly fat and prostate cancer are other results of low testosterone.
There is a program that naturally addresses gynecomastia and I highly recommend it if you have any of the above symptoms or if you wish to avoid chest fat and man boobs – moobs altogether. It is:
If you suffer from pseudogynecomastia (chest fat / fat chest), this is dealt with through weightloss / fat loss or plastic surgery. An effective diet is all you need to lose chest fat or get rid of man boobs. Easy diets and the Every Other Day Diet are the most effective diets out there (especially combined). Check them out for yourself and see if they pass the common sense test – they do.
Skinny Jeans Workout, a catchy name but just one of many similar workout routines that focuses on “core muscles”. Any workout with this much time and effort put in day after day will produce great results. Problem is most people do not have the motivation or time or willpower to put into such a program. Just like dieting, the motivation quickly fades. Sheer willpower is required to consistently plow through the routine to achieve results. Especially if you are out of shape, it makes it especially grueling.
Most people just do not have the drive to see this through. There is another, easier way to get into your skinny jeans – Appetite Suppressants – makes for easy diets. The main reason for diet failures is hunger, cravings and being overwhelmed with thoughts of food due to deprivation while your stomach is growling. Conquer this one thing and you can be in your skinny jeans and throw away your fat jeans in no time.
Combine an effective appetite suppressant with some common sense eating and you have a win/win situation. Anybody can follow any diet if they are not hungry, think about it. To make weight loss effortless, try combining The Every Other Day Diet with an effective appetite suppressant for even more fat burning while eating the foods you enjoy. Using this approach will guarantee success. So get out your skinny jeans or get ready to buy some because now you have a foolproof weight loss plan. Go for the Skinny Jeans Workout if you are a masochist, otherwise take the easy way to getting thin.
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