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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Boost your metabolism rate to stay slim

Everybody wants to stay fit, healthy and slim, but for fat or over weight persons, it is sometimes very difficult to keep their weights in control. A lot of diet or food consciousness is required to stay slim. But there are some tips that can help us boost our metabolism rate to keep our weight in control.

Why metablism rate is concerned in staying slim?

The answer lies in 2 words, which are "ENERGY CONVERSION"

What is "Energy Conversion"?

"Food broken down in the digestive tract is absorbed into the bloodstream and dispersed into cells throughout the body where it fuels energy. In lean people, heat production goes up by as much as 40 percent after a meal. In overweight people, it may rise ten percent or less, which means food energy is stored as fat rather than burned."

Tips to boost your metabolism rate!

There are natural nutritional supplements you can take to help activate your nervous system and boost your metabolism rate so that dietary fat is converted to energy, not stored as body fat:

* Green Tea contains polyphenols, which have powerful antioxidant properties. But, the real “kicker” is its ability to help you burn calories. In a recent study, participants taking green tea extract burned an additional 500 calories a week compared to those taking caffeine or a placebo. I recommend drinking at least three eight-ounce cups daily (to provide roughly 240-320 mg of polyphenols). If you prefer not to drink the tea, try: 300-400 mg daily of green tea extract (Be sure the product is caffeine-free and standardized to 80 percent total polyphenol and 55 percent epigallocatechin.); or 100 mg of green tea polyphenols, taken three times daily. (This is caffeine free.)

L-carnitine. It has been know to keep your hear healthy. But it is found in helping overweight peoples, speeding their metabolism and drop extra pounds. In many cases it is observed that they had greater energy, and could exercise more frequently and vigorously.

L-carnitine is an amino acid that picks up fatty acids in your blood and takes them to your cells where they’re used for the production of ATP, your most readily available form of energy.

Many women are carnitine-deficient, especially vegetarians and those in mid- life and beyond. Red meat is the best source of carnitine, but too much red meat can disrupt the acid/alkaline balance that is so important to overall good health.
Doctors recommend taking 1,000 mg of L-carnitine a day.


Calcium & Magnesium. Doctors recommend you take both calcium and magnesium to help counteract acidity when trying to lose weight. This will bring your body back to an alkaline state, which gives you the necessary oxygen to efficiently break down and get energy from the foods you eat. Plus, magnesium helps promote a healthy inflammatory response in your body. If you’re trying to lose weight, take at least 1,000 – 1,500 mg of calcium and 500 – 750 mg of magnesium per day.

These tips are courtesy of Dr. Susan M. Lark, M. D, having a 28 years of clinical experience, is one of the foremost authorities in the fields of clinical nutrition and preventive medicine.

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