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Fight Cravings with this Salty Snack

Today I want to tell you about a healthy snack that may not only satisfy your late-night cravings, but also help you control your appetite, boost your metabolism, and torch more body fat.

But first, I want to set the record straight. Contrary to popular belief, eating after a certain time at night does NOT magically make you gain weight. Read More…

How Fermented Foods can Bolster Gut Health and Combat Stress

If you’re anything like many of my clients, when you shut off the lights at night, your brain doesn’t turn off with them. Anxiety creeps in, and you can’t get your wheels to stop turning. Did you know that what you eat could make a tremendous difference? Read More…

How Spicy Foods can Help You Fight Fat

I don’t know about you, but I love spicy food. Not only does it taste great, it can also boost the metabolism. That’s right, the same compound that makes certain foods spicy can also turn up the heat on your metabolism, helping burn more calories and torch unwanted body fat. Read More…

Green Tea and Your Metabolism

If your goals are to lose fat and add calorie-burning lean muscle mass—and who doesn’t want to do that—then, besides plain, filtered water, your beverage of choice should be green tea.

Green tea, which comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, is considered to be the most studied plant when it comes to weight loss.1 Research suggests that green tea activates several mechanisms of belly-fat-blasting effects, including increased metabolic rate, reduced fat storage, decreased appetite, increased fat burning, and enhanced muscle uptake of carbohydrates.2 Read More…

Alligators and Your Waistline?

Today I want to tell you about an exotic fat-burning fruit that you may have never heard of: The Alligator Pear.

Actually, that’s just another name for one of my favorite all-time foods: Avocados, which are loaded with belly-flab-blasting nutrients, including fiber and a unique type of monounsaturated fat called oleic acid.

Researchers from the University of California Irvine found that oleic acid stimulates the body’s production of a key appetite-suppressing compound that activates specific sites in the brain that help curb hunger.1 This compound, known as oleoylethanolamide, has been shown to reduce appetite and boost fat loss.2 Read More…

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

Today I want to remind you to do something that too often gets overlooked by folks: Drink water.

Believe it or not, simply drinking plenty of water and staying adequately hydrated can help optimize your metabolism, boost your fat loss, increase energy levels, and improve concentration.

In one study, researchers from the University of Utah gave participants either four, eight, or twelve 8-ounces glasses of water a day. After just five days, the researchers found that the folks drinking only four glasses of water per day were modestly dehydrated and their metabolic rates had decreased significantly. On the other hand, the folks who drank eight or twelve glasses of water had more energy, were able to concentrate better, and burned calories at an accelerated rate.

What’s more, drinking water before meals—something researchers call “preloading”— may have a direct positive impact fat loss. Read More…

Sleep, Your Health, & Your Weight Loss Efforts

Hey, it’s Joel, and my good friend Captain Obvious joins me today to share a very important piece of fat-burning advice. What say you, Captain? “Sleep, or lack thereof, can have a tremendous impact on your weight loss progress.”

That does seem pretty obvious, Captain. Do you care to elaborate?

“Sleep restriction (typically around 6 hours or less) is associated with a laundry list of negative outcomes that can deter fat loss and ravage health, including: Read More…

A NEAT Way to Burn More Calories

Hey, it’s Coach Tim, and today I want to share a “neat” little trick that can help boost your metabolism and increase your calorie burn.

Many folks who are trying to lose fat tend to think that they’re “cursed” with a slow, sluggish metabolism; on the other hand, they might think that lean individuals are just born that way—they’re “blessed” with a fast metabolism.

While it’s true that metabolism is influenced by genetics, the great news is that there are a number of factors—well within your control—that you can use to your advantage to help boost your metabolic rate. One of them is the “neat” trick that I mentioned earlier. Read More…

Slow Down for Faster Results

Today I want to provide you with the simplest, arguably most effective piece of nutrition advice ever: SLOW DOWN.

Although incredibly simple, it’s not easy. After all, most people rush through the day with little time to spare for anything, and when you do have time to eat, you likely gobble it down—probably while you’re trying to multi-task on something else. Read More…

Be Thankful: How Gratitude Improves Your Health & Your Life

Today I want to share a super-helpful tip with you is both simple and free. While it doesn’t burn any calories, it can have a tremendous impact on your health, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Practice gratitude every single day.

While most people take time to give thanks at certain times or in response to receiving a gift, cultivating gratitude as a daily practice is one of the most powerful, yet overlooked tools to which we all have access. Read More…