Make What You Eat for Fat Loss

Scientist’s Recent Discovery Sheds Light on the Pleasure-Reward System I’ve always advocated two basic food habits. One, shop around the outside of the store – avoiding foods that don’t need refrigeration – which ultimately leads to healthier food choices. Meats, dairy, Fruits and vegetables, along with nuts. Two, always prepare the meal yourself. If you make a meal then you …

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Acid Found in Apples Dramatically Increase Lipolysis

Ursolic Acid Has Profound Impact on Release of Fat Stores Most people who have spent any time at all researching fat loss will tell you that lipolysis is rarely the rate-limiting step in fat loss. In other words, a lack of lipolysis (the release of stored fat into the bloodstream) is not the real problem when it comes to fat …

Metabolic Alchemy StaffAcid Found in Apples Dramatically Increase Lipolysis

Breakfast Makes you Fat : Kinda

We’ve all been told that eating a nutritious breakfast is a great way to start the day! Well that’s what Kellogg’s wants us to think anyways. But what about it’s effect on metabolism? Isn’t it true that if you skip breakfast your metabolism will crawl to a halt and you’ll become a fat slob?

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Glutamine Prevents Muscle Loss

About ten years ago Glutamine became the next Creatine. But after a while all the hype began to wane and everyone went back to their normal daily routine. Some people still choke it down while others, including myself, gave up on it. I personally did so because it gave me miserable gas. But just recently a study was published showing …

Metabolic Alchemy StaffGlutamine Prevents Muscle Loss

PPAR-Delta Enhances Fat Loss, Muscular Endurance.

Much is known about PPAR-Alpha and Gamma, two receptors that when activated, perform a whole series of beneficial effects on fatty acid metabolism. Fibrates and Thiazolides are two kinds of medications that have been created to aid in cholesterol reduction and insulin sensitivity, respectively. But there is a third type, known as PPAR-Delta (Or Beta if you live in Europe …

Metabolic Alchemy StaffPPAR-Delta Enhances Fat Loss, Muscular Endurance.

Sesamin PDC and Creatine

As a follow up to my original article on Sesamin I thought I would share something valuable I found about Sesamin, or any other PPAR-alpha agonist (including fibrates, fish oil and other select compounds). You see, it was brought  to my attention by another reader, that he too experienced lack of energy while using hemp oil and a few other …

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Another Reason Fiber is Awesome

For years people have been preaching – Eat more Fiber!! It’s not just because it makes you feel full however. It helps lower cholesterol, it slows down the absorption of sugar (you can turn a highly glycemic cup of cappucino into a perfect slow drip sugar by choking down a few fiber tabs before drinking it) and now we can …

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Top Ten Insulin Sensitizers Part Three

The wait is finally over. Yes, I promised you a list of top ten things that will increase your insulin sensitivity. But before I gave away those secrets I also explained to you why you want to increase insulin sensitivity in the first place, and that included a short discussion on what has happened to make your body insensitive to …

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Top Ten Insulin Sensitizers Part Two

In Part One of this series I made my best effort to explain to you the significance of metabolic syndrome and how you can end up with it. I also talked a bit about insulin sensitivity. In Part Two I’m going to do my best to explain why insulin must be kept low if you are trying to overcome metabolic …

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Top Ten Insulin Sensitizers Part One

Are you overweight? Almost anyone at least 30 pounds overweight is already experiencing the effects of metabolic syndrome. What is metabolic syndrome? It’s a little complicated but let’s just make it simple and say it’s when the body begins to become less and less tolerant of the abuse you are inflicting upon it by continuing to eat much more than …

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