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Green Coffee Bean Extract: Is It Just Another Weight Loss Scam?By Sasha de Beausset on Feb 4, 2016

Sasha de Beausset

 

When it comes to weight loss, the routine is difficult and tedious. Diet and exercise, while foolproof, is tedious and it can take a long time to see results.

So it is completely understandable when we look for shortcuts that will help us reach our weight loss goals. There is nothing wrong with shortcuts, as long as they work and don’t cause any other problems on the way.

If you are reading this, you are either curious about using Green Coffee Beans as a weight loss supplement, or you are already using it and want to see if it is all worth it.

Below, I examine the theory behind the use of Green Coffee Bean extract as a form of weight loss, as well as the existing research supporting and refuting the claims made on the bottle.

What is it about green coffee beans?

Green coffee bean extract is one of the most popular weight loss supplements in the market.…

Upcoming Diet and Nutrition Trends for 2016By Sasha de Beausset on Feb 1, 2016

Sasha de Beausset

Every year we hear about a multitude of new diets that promise to finally help us lose that stubborn weight, or that will help prevent cancers and cardiovascular illnesses. Some of them are based on new research on how the body works and how it processes food. Others are just fad diets. How can you tell the difference?

In 2016 I predict some of the emerging trends from over the last few years will become more mainstream, and others will slowly die out. Read on to find out what will likely become big, and get a head start regarding learning what the research says so far about their pros and cons.

The High-Fat Diet

2015 was a big year for the fat debate. New research emerged (or reemerged) that demonstrated how dietary fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat or cause health problems (1). Not everyone agrees, and many nutritionists and doctors believe that there is an oversimplification of the evidence that some of the research provides.…

The Dirty Secrets of the Supplements IndustryBy Michael Donelly on Jan 29, 2016

Michael Donelly

Have you ever bought a supplement? Did it perform as expected or were you left wondering if it did anything at all? And where did you hear about the its magical properties? Was it perhaps an article you read on a hobby health care site? Or perhaps you got excited because TV’s Doctor Oz enthusiastically endorsed it?

800% Margins

The fact is there is a lot of money in supplements. Tim Ferris who got his start in life in the supplements industry gives some insight to the profit margins of 800% or more supplement sellers earn in his excellent book, “The Four Hour Work Week.” Wherever there is money there is a big incentive to sell, and the supplements business is all about the sale.

Opaque Marketing

If a dieter looks at the label of a bottle of a bottle of garcinia cambogia pills, she will not find any mention of weight loss. But if she searches Google for it she will find it’s a miracle just waiting to be discovered.…

10 More Unhealthy Foods That People Think Are HealthyBy William Kennedy on Dec 4, 2015

William Kennedy

10 More Unhealthy Foods That People Think Are Healthy

One thing I will admit is that I am definitely guilty of not eating the right food from time to time. Anything from McDonalds to Burger King. The trick is to do it sparingly. Unless you are a top level athlete then there really should be no need to deprive yourself of unhealthy food once in a while (I suggest one cheat day a week to keep your sanity). Even though it is OK to relax once in awhile, some foods are actually presented as healthy despite having the opposite results. These foods wreak havoc on the days you are to be healthy.

10. Granola

Granola is often presented as having lots of fibre for us as well as having all the benefits of nuts. Combined with milk, it can sometimes become a staple of the regular breakfast along with toast. The problem with 90% of granola brands is that they have an abundance of sugar.…

Trying To Lose Belly Fat? Boring Cardio Is Not the AnswerBy William Kennedy on Oct 12, 2015

William Kennedy

Bill Hicks, the American stand-up, had a great joke about jogging maverick, Jim Fixx. He described how Jim Fixx used to go jogging, talked about jogging, inspired everyone else to go jogging, wrote books about jogging and then died . . . from jogging. 😯

Some fitness professionals and medical doctors prescribe low-intensity aerobic training in order to prevent heart disease or lose weight. The actual prescription recommended by the American Heart Association is 30 minutes-to-1 hour of cardio 3 to 5 times per week in order to stay healthy [1]. This is a popular belief and I have no doubt it is one of the reasons for the growth in popularity of long-endurance events such as the marathon and the triathlon.

Bonus: We have prepared a free workout at the end of this post for you to try. It is almost guaranteed to take your fitness to the next level.

Before you stick on a pair of jogging shorts pound the pavement for 10 hours a week, consider some scientific research.…

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