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Learn what supplements and herbs attack fat and prevent it from multiplying!

Learn what supplements and herbs attack fat and prevent it from multiplying!

In the ongoing, epic battle against fat, many companies have put out a countless number of “fat burners” to make you skinny, once and for all!.

Unfortunately, most fat burning supplements are just pure trash which get you all jittery and bouncy, and then hit you with a huge crash!

Do fat burning supplements work? It depends what they are. Gone Liftin’ has an approved list of fat burning and fat-loss promoting supplements which we’ll reveal in this article.

But remember this first – fat burning supplements are by no means a substitution for hard work, dedication, and most of all – A CLEAN DIET! They are just that – supplements.

With that said, there are some supplements can give our fat loss metabolisms a little nudge in the right direction, and assist us in our ever continuing conquest against unwanted body fat.

Don’t Give Fat A Chance from BodyBuilding.com provides a great list of the ingredients which you want when looking for a fat incinerating supplement to add to your diet regimen. To battle! Continue Reading…

Fat burning supplements combined with a strict diet and exercises program yield amazing benefits!

Fat burning supplements combined with a strict diet and exercise program yield amazing benefits!

Coming from Part 1 of our fat burning article, you are well familiar with supplements that release fat, and supplements that ramp up your calorie burning potential.

Now it’s time to move on to the next set of attributes.

On top of releasing fat from cells and burning calories, there are also supplements designed to do some other cool things – Fat Transporting, Fat Stopping, Gene Activation. Continue Reading…

Differentiate between the caloric intake of your 3 macros: Protein - Fat - Carbs.

Differentiate between the caloric intake of your 3 macros: Protein – Fat – Carbs.

What exactly are macro-nutrients (also known as macros)? It’s very simple – Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat

The macro-nutrients are the 3 components of your diet that you should be worried about when dieting, whether cutting or bulking.

Yes, total calories are important, but the macros are what you should be keeping a very close eye on.

If you’ve been in the bodybuilding or athletic fields, you may have heard the term IIFYM. If you have not, it stands for “If It Fits Your Macros“.

IIFYM – If It Fits Your Macros…

You are most likely to hear this when hearing someone else ask about whether or not they should eat a certain food group at a certain time and so on and so forth. The answer is “If It Fits Your Macros!” What this means essentially is that while monitoring your food intake for the day, pay close attention to the amount of macros you have ingested for the day.

If the food you are looking to ingest fits your numbers for your specific goals, then go ahead and eat that shit! For example, if you’re looking to consume 100 grams or less of carbohydrates a day (a low-carb type of diet like paleo), and you’re up to 80 but you want to eat something that contains 15 grams of carbs … looks like that fits your macros! So it’s safe to eat.

Get the idea? Yes? Good! Continue Reading…

Avoid some common dieting mistakes and be one step ahead of the game, always and forever!

Avoid some common dieting mistakes and be one step ahead of the game, always and forever!

Choosing to diet and eat right is certainly a step in the right direction.

When you choose to change one aspect of your lifestyle, other good things follow suit! Unfortunately, with the plethora of pure crap info floating around all over the place, it’s hard to find a starting point, a midway point, and a finishing point with all this madness and conflicting “advice“.

It’s OK! It really is OK!! Gone Liftin’ is here for you guys…

We are going to discuss some common dieting mistakes that beginners think are “good.” These mistakes lead to a downward spiral of failure and getting lost in the woods. We’re here to put a stop to that.

Dieting is both easy and hard. It is easy because most likely you are reading too much into it and driving yourself crazy with all the information getting piled up in your frontal lobes. It is hard because sticking to a strict diet regime and sticking to your convictions takes a certain amount of willpower. You’re either in or you’re out!

So what are some common dieting mistakes that infect the masses? Let’s discuss! Continue Reading…

Learn the ins and outs of the ketogenic diet, and prepare to embark on a fat obliterating journey!

Learn the ins and outs of the ketogenic diet, and prepare to embark on a fat obliterating journey!

Before we begin, for those of you who do not know what ketosis is, check out this Wikipedia article to get a little insight.

This stuff seems complicated at first, but don’t worry! This very article will bestow a lot of wisdom upon you. But first, the Wiki explanation:

When glycogen stores are not available in the cells, fat (triacylglycerol) is cleaved to provide 3 fatty acid chains and 1 glycerol molecule in a process known as lipolysis. Most of the body is able to use fatty acids as an alternative source of energy in a process called beta-oxidation. One of the products of beta-oxidation is acetyl-CoA, which can be further used in the citric acid cycle. During prolonged fasting or starvation, acetyl-CoA in the liver is used to produce ketone bodies instead, leading to a state of ketosis.

During starvation or a long physical training session, the body starts using fatty acids instead of glucose. The brain cannot use long-chain fatty acids for energy because they are completely albumin-bound and cannot cross the blood–brain barrier. Not all medium-chain fatty acids are bound to albumin. The unbound medium-chain fatty acids are soluble in the blood and can cross the blood–brain barrier. The ketone bodies produced in the liver can also cross the blood–brain barrier. In the brain, these ketone bodies are then incorporated into acetyl-CoA and used in the citric acid cycle.

The ketone body acetoacetate will slowly decarboxylate into acetone, a volatile compound that is both metabolized as an energy source and lost in the breath and urine.

Ketosis In A Nutshell

Ketogenic diets are basically diets very high in protein and fat, and very low in carbs – VERY low! Ketogenic diets have long been proven to be useful for fat loss. Not only are they useful for shedding unwanted fat, but keto-based diets are pretty damn good diet for sustaining your hard earned muscle. Catabolism is kept to a minimum, thanks to all the protein you’re ingesting. Yummy! Continue Reading…