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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…

We Heart Fish Oil

September 3, 2013 — Leave a comment
Adding fish oil to your diet has profound health benefits.

Adding fish oil to your diet has profound health benefits.

Fish oil has been increasingly gaining more popularity recently, and in turn receiving much more scientific research these days. This a good thing! While there are numerous benefits to adding fish oil supplementation into your lifestyle, we want to concentrate on the heart-healthy benefits of this nutritional powerhouse.

Who is Fish Oil for?

Luckily for us, fish oil is far and wide most likely the best supplement you can choose to add to your cupboard (of course eating a diet rich in fish is great, too!). Fish oil provides a wide array of benefits for athletes and sedentary people alike. You don’t need to be an athlete or a gym rat to reap the benefits of fish oil. Due to body composition benefits, anyone and everyone should be supplementing with fish oil. Bottom line – it’s awesome!

Fish oil’s primary components are fatty acids known as DHA and EPA. Why these are great is because in the human body, these can be stored in the bilayer of cells for future use. Yep it’s true! By consuming proper amounts of EPA and DHA containing fish oils, you can actually alter the chemical composition of the fats that make up the bilayer of your cells. What does this mean? The processes of your body that utilizes fats, now have these long chain and short chain fatty acids to utilize for energy and body function. Good stuff! Continue Reading…

Flax Seed Oil vs. Fish Oil

August 24, 2013 — 2 Comments
Fish oil and Flax oil can both be utilized to benefit the human body in great ways!

Fish oil and Flax oil can both be utilized to benefit the human body in great ways!

These days, everyone has heard of either flax seed oil or fish oil- better known as omega-3 supplements, or essential fatty acids (EFA) if you wanna get fancy.

Both hold their purpose in the human body, but which is better? Well, the short answer is that fish oil is a superior source of omega-3 fatty acids. Does that mean that flax seed oil doesn’t serve a purpose? Absolutely not.

Flax seed oil is known to be rich in a certain fatty acid called ALA, as you can see here.

Flaxseed and other plant-based foods including walnuts, canola oil, and soybeans are rich in an omega-3 fatty acid called ALA.

With that said, however, flax seed oil does not contain the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA

But flaxseed lacks the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have shown cardiovascular benefits in past studies

ALA (flax) versus EPA and DHA (fish)

With all the studies done on ALA and EPA and DHA, it’s still a little inconclusive whether or not ALA delivers the same positives as its 2 counterparts.

According to this article from WebMD, a study was performed on firefighters, with different sets of groups given ALA, and EPA / DHA supplements. Continue Reading…

Check out some supplements to enhance your muscle building goals.

Check out some supplements to enhance your muscle building goals.

Building muscle is no easy feat.

It takes tons and tons of hard work and dedication to pack on slabs of muscle. A clean, strict diet is number 1 when attaining your body composition goals, always!

You can, however, get assistance from supplements. The supplement industry is a multi-bilion dollar a year industry.

Which Supplements Are Worth the Money?

There are tons of shitty supplements on the market. It can get overwhelming, especially for newbies.

But there are a handful of supplements that can greatly assist you in getting to where you want to be, as this this piece from GeneticWar.com explains.

An important side note: NOTHING WILL HELP MORE THAN A DEDICATED WORKOUT ROUTINE AND A CLEAN DIET STRUCTURE! Continue Reading…

Read this article to find out the truth about fish oil supplements

Read this article to find out the truth about fish oil supplements

Recently there was a study that claimed fish oil supplments caused prostate cancer in men. It claimed:

This study confirms previous reports of increased prostate cancer risk among men with high blood concentrations of LCω-3PUFA.

I’m sure your eyebrows are already furrowed, and the skepticism is flying high. Well, you’re damn right to react like that, before even getting into the information. And note, I say information loosely.

This study is completely whack! The numbers and the so-called statistics, that the so-called scientists, in this so-called study, used, are beyond weak. But who doesn’t love a good media frenzy and something else to knock on in the supplement industry?

The premise of this study is that the scientists claim that eating fish oil (omega-3) supplements are hazardous. The study does not discuss nor mention the consequences of eating a high fish diet, particularly salmon, but rather focuses solely on the use of the capsules. Ya know, since they’re pills, they muuuuust be bad. Bullshit!

The study above Continue Reading…