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Does The Fat Smash Diet Really Works?

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Ian Smith is the author of the popular diet book “The Fat Smash Diet Plan.” The Fat Smash Diet is a 90-day program with no need to count calories, and promises that you won’t experience any hungry pangs while on this weight loss diet. Now that’s the kind of weight-loss plan that will suit me!

Before starting on any weight loss diet you should do some research, and so we are going to look at the following questions:
While it sounds heavenly does it really works and what is the Fat Smash Diet all about?

At first site, it looks like this weight loss diet has all the elements of a sound program, but can it be classified as a best diet to lose weight? There are no outrageous claims that can’t be backed up, and it’s also not advocating forbidding of specific food groups on the food pyramid.

Sensible eating and moderate exercise are the basis of Smith’s approach. And yes, probably the most important in any weight loss diet is the support of family and friends. To be classified as a best diet that weight loss diet must incorporate sensible eating and exercises to lose weight. In many cases weight-loss programs tend to focus on either food or exercises.

The full Fat Smash Diet Plan comprised of four different stages.

Stage 1 of the Fat Smash Diet Plan is detoxification of your system. Let us stress here, without any solid medical proof that this works; it will prepare your system for the other stages and signal to your subconscious that you are changing your lifestyle. This stage usually takes nine days. Keep in mind that some people may experience mild side effects. Thus, choose a suitable time before embarking on your weight loss journey.

Stage 2 let you add new foods that were introduced during the detoxification process. These include shellfish, eggs, lean meat, and other protein high foods.

Stage 3 adds carbohydrates in the form of wheat, pasta, bread and even some desserts (at last!).

Stage 4, the final stage lets you eat pizza and some other comfort foods.

The Fat Smash Diet Plan recommends smaller meals, more often, in contrast to three large meals. Your metabolism will be at a higher level with the smaller size meals. A faster metabolism burns more calories and accelerate your weight loss capacity. If you can stick to the Fat Smash diet, you can be sure of positive results.

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Burn Fat With The Mediterranean Diet

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We do tend to hear positive information regarding the Mediterranean diet and how it relates to weight loss. But the real question is, “how good is the diet in burning fat?” Is this diet capable of inducing weight loss? Well let’s dig deeper into that and see what results we can expect with this diet.

 

First and foremost, you should learn what the Mediterranean diet is. It is a diet commonly used in countries around the Mediterranean basin. It has been the main diet of these people for ages. Studies and research have shown that this diet promotes longer life expectancy to those people who follow it. It is considered to promote a longer lifespan by about 8 to 10 percent. Anyhow, what makes the diet special is that it goes for healthy food items and avoids processed food products as much as possible.

The food pyramid of the Mediterranean diet contains whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables, and ‘good’ fats like olive oil, fish, lean protein, sea foods, herbs, red wine, and other exquisite food items. All these are combined through different recipes and can meet your appetite and satiety needs.

Now in regards to fat burning and weight reduction, here are some simple explanations.
Fibre content

Dietary fibre holds a vital role in weight loss. It increases your metabolism and at the same time decreases appetite when you eat a reasonable amounts of fibre. You can mainly, get fibre from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and a lot more. The mechanism is that dietary fibre is a bulky product which is not totally digested by the body. It takes a lot of energy to burn and digest it, which is the reason why you have an increase in metabolism. In addition, you have lesser of an appetite as it stays longer in the stomach.

Sources of ‘good’ fat

Olive oil and nuts are sources of ‘good’ fat. You basically need these food items as they provide a counter on the ‘bad’ cholesterol. We need a good source of fat in our diet and the med diet has no issues in providing that through its food items. Olive oil is considered as much healthier than most other oil sources.

More energy

You get more energy from the foods included in the Mediterranean diet, which is perfect for physical activities. You won’t have energy restrictions if you want to follow a physical activity or exercise workout. Having a lot of energy can also keep you alert and active through the day.

Less stress

Food items included in the Mediterranean diet have ingredients that promote a good feeling. Nutrients commonly found in healthy food items can alleviate depression and stress.

Enticing food preparations and recipes

You should not have a hard time eating these food items since you have a lot of recipes to follow which you may find to love. You can choose recipes to suit your own style and even enjoy cooking meals with the diet.

Lastly Healthy lifestyle

What makes this diet good is that you don’t have to worry if you eat too much. Basically, you have a lower chance to increase your weight with it. Once you establish following the diet and have this concept in mind, you may then add some healthy activities that promote fat burning. Combining all these, we can now call your lifestyle as healthy. This is the main goal of all weight loss plans out there, “To have a healthy lifestyle that makes weight loss come naturally.”

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A Simple Exercise For A Flatter Stomach.

If you have read the Truth about Six Pack Absmanual you may know this

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unique trick. What trick you may be wondering? Well, the one that is a simple exercise doable anywhere, anytime to get a flatter stomach over time.

This is not a fat burning exercise, but it is a way to flatten your stomach. This exercise will help strengthening your deeper stomach (transversus abdominis) muscles. The strengthening of these muscles will assist you with your lazy stomach muscles. In order to achieve this you need to do an exercise called “ab vacuums.”

A superb time to do this is while driving to and from work, or the grocery store, or how about to the pub and so on. For the best results, you have to do them regularly… thus it is best to choose a specific time and/or location to do them.

Ab vacuums are simple:
What make ab vacuums super easy exercises? You can do them anywhere, at any time; standing, seated, kneeling or even lying on your back.

How to do it.

Start by inhaling deeply. While exhaling pull your belly button in as far as you can by imagining you’re trying to touch your belly button to your spine and holding for 10-20 seconds at a time. Several repetitions are advisable. To get the full benefit of this exercise it is best to make it a habit. Always trying to pull in your stomach in a little deeper than the previous time.

Note that this is not a fat burning exercise… it is only helping you to strengthen your lazy deep ab muscles and flatten your round stomach.

The only way to a true “six pack abs” appearance, is to burn off the body fat that covers your abs… To create a new looking you with fabulous abs you will need a strategic nutritional program, a special fat burning workout program and of course the most important part, the right mindset.

Did you like this short and sweet tip on how to get a flatter stomach? Inside the Truth about Six Pack Abs manual you will find a lot more tips and tricks to help you achieve a better looking body.

If you liked this tip feel free to email this link (or post this link to twitter or face book) to any friends or family that may want to try these “ab vacuums” to get a flatter stomach.

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Stress

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Have you wondered why you can’t lose weight even though you have tried everything to decrease your calorie intake? This is true since weight issues have multi-factorial causes. You can’t just rely on diet for total weight loss, sometimes there are other factors why you always gain weight. Below are some factors that you think they didn’t matter before, but once you look at them closely, you’ll see that they do matter! Check them out.

Lack of Sleep

Researchers have found out that sleep cycles can balance the hormones responsible for food cravings and overeating, mainly Ghrelin and Leptin. Ghrelin a hormone said to stimulate hunger and digestion is usually released during a prolonged empty stomach, while leptin is a hormone secreted by fat cells which creates feelings of satiety. Leptin increases along with insulin when you eat but decreases at a percentage of 15% when you sleep 5 hours or less. This means that you actually starve more and feel less full when you lack sleep, and this goes all day until you really get some serious rest. Best advice? Sleep well and get proper balance of these hormones.

Stress

Stress can be of any form and the most common stressors come from work. Studies have shown that stress actually increases your weight. With too much stress, a person is more likely to do lesser physical activities and tends to eat more. As a result the normal digestion pattern is altered. The best way to counter stress and avoid weight gain is through physical exercise and activity. Start introducing simple forms of exercise into your daily routine and do as much effort to stand and get a move on to avoid further stress.

Watching too much television or staying too long on computers

Watching too much television or even facing the computer all the time would definitely increase your weight. People usually go home from work or school and lay in the living room and watch TV the whole night. Instead of spending so much time in TV or computers, try to spend more time with your kids or dogs and play games or go with them for walks. Take note of the stagnant lifestyle that you’ve been doing. Try to correct it and spend some more time outdoor, have some fresh air and do more exercises to lose weight.

Caffeine on coffees

Drinking too much coffee (with or without caffeine) may affect your appetite and eating because caffeine increases the levels of cortisol and blood sugar. Also, caffeine may increase anxiety which in turn increases stress level. Now to avoid drinking too much coffee, you can have alternatives like water, natural energy drinks or green tea (or any sort of tea). They are much better than just relying on coffee all day long. Remember that too much of anything is bad. Try to have less caffeine by having healthy alternative beverages or drinks, and protect your health with diets to lose weight.

These factors as small as they may be they can very well ruin your weight loss program. Try to take note of these and make some necessary changes. Nevertheless enjoy the ride to losing weight. Good luck!

Alex writes about healthy weight loss. You can read his latest article on the best fat burning foods.

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Fat Fashion Thursday: to the office

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Losing weight is not something you can do overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort to appear and become your ideal size. Nevertheless there are tricks that you can adopt to make you look slimmer than you really are. Incorporate these fashion tips next time you pick an outfit.

1. Keep everything under wrap.

Choosing the right underwear helps in keeping everything in place. Make sure your bra is the correct size and fit not only to give you that proper support but  accentuate your natural gifts. Also give body shapers and hosiery a go to keep those tummy rolls in check.

2. Use the magic of Line & Color.

Clothing with thin to medium vertical stripes that are closely placed together have been long used to create the illusion of height. It also proves to make one appear slimmer. Dark colors have a similar effect. One trick is to wear dark skirt or pants with a lighter colored blouse. But do keep color contrast limited lest the look gets confusing.

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3. Observe proper proportion.

People naturally tend to wear loose clothing and even a size larger than what they actually are in the hopes of hiding those problem spots. But this practice will only make you look larger. So always choose your right size and compliment it with proper underwear or body shapers mentioned in tip number 1. Also stay away from heavy fabric as they add weight, literally and figuratively. Select your accessories wisely too as holding a tiny bag will make you look bigger as it is not in proportion to you. The same goes for brooches and jewelry.

4. Make the shoe fit.

Many tend to forget that everything from top to toe matter in creating the perfect illusion. And a great pair of shoes to suit your outfit can create wonders. Avoid chunky and rounded toe styles and instead opt for heeled pairs with a thin sole and pointed toe. Of course make sure your toes aren’t sticking out. The more of your feet you show, the longer your legs will look as a line is visually created. Ankle straps and flat shoes are therefore not the best.

5. Smile and Pose.

Feel happy and confident or at least try to. A good posture makes a lot of difference and so does a contagious smile as you attract attention to your face rather than your body. Keep your back straight to make you taller and let your outfit drape on you properly. You may be wearing the correct style of clothing but if you look tired and unhappy then the illusion is shattered. Raise your face a little for photographs to hide double chin.

So there you go!  Keep the illusion going while you are still waiting on those pounds to melt away.

Jessy Troy is a new mom struggling to lose weight and feel tiny. She blogs on sudden weight loss and healthy meals.

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