Have you ever heard of Apple Cider Vinegar? You probably have, as it isn’t any kind of “best-kept-secret” type of thing. Apple Cider Vinegar is, as you probably guessed, vinegar made from apples and / or apple cider. As the years go by, Apple Cider Vinegar is being touted as a health and diet aid more and more these days. This is a good thing, because Apple Cider Vinegar really IS as good they say it is. If you haven’t heard of it or haven’t thought much of it, it’s been the craze with the nature / hippy types for years. Although, their reasons for living and dying by Apple Cider Vinegar are likely not equal to the reasons that we at Gone Liftin’ are on the case… Continue Reading…
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Recently, Gone Liftin’ graced you guys with a good article about the very best superfoods you can eat, called Superfoods!! 8 Foods That Ramp Up Your Metabolism.
In this post, we are going to discuss other variables that are necessary for optimizing your metabolism to turn you into a true fat-melting, calorie-burning machine!
We wanted to use this article from GeneticWar.com, as a reference point, as it outlines everything pretty damn good, as usual.
Your metabolism is one of the biggest factors in your overall health and fitness. It’s your body’s engine – and it means everything when it comes to energy and weight loss. There are 2 primary aspects of your metabolism. There’s your resting metabolic rate, which refers to your body’s ability to convert calories into energy when you’re at rest, and then there’s your metabolic potential, or your ability to increase metabolism during exercise. Both aspects of metabolism play a significant role in your ability to produce energy, get fit, and lose weight. So both deserve special consideration.
Metabolism Turbo Charge Part 1 detailed ways to increase your resting metabolic rate, or basal metabolic rate. Here we are going to talk about metabolic potential.
Your metabolism fluctuates throughout the day based on various factors. From exercising, to muscle resistance, to eating properly, your metabolism shifts constantly, and taking advantage of, and shifting the paradigm towards calorie burning, is something everyone should be concentrating on!
The more you can give it a boost, the more calories and fat you’ll burn over and above your resting metabolism.
Depending on your food choices, you can train your body to be a fat-burning super machine! Your body has what is metaphorically referred to as a “metabolic furnace.” Your metabolic furnace processes foods and nutrients and utilizes them for proper body function, which includes burning more of those calories. You burn more calories – you lose more fat!
Below you will see a list of 8 amazing superfoods which will turn your body into a fat-melting monster! We got these foods from the help of this article at GeneticWar.com, and are bringing them to you!! Continue Reading…
Welcome back! Superfoods Part 1 listed the first 4 out of 8 nutritionally and biologically amazing Superfoods. Let’s get the last 4 outta the way so you can hit the supermarket and gets to crackin’!
5. Jalapeno Peppers
::sizzle sizzle:: Jalapeno Peppers contain the ingredient capsaicin, which we discussed the benefits of in our article, Fat Won’t Stand A Chance!
When you eat jalapenos the capsaicin causes an increase in your heart rate, which in turn raises your metabolism. Capsaicin also temporarily stimulates a higher release of stress hormones in your body, resulting in an elevated metabolic rate and increased calorie burning.
Oh spicy baby!! Not only do Jalapeno’s add delicious flavor to many foods, but they are also immensely good for your metabolic furnace. Awesoooome!! Another tidbit of useful information: research has shown that eating a spicy meal daily can increase your metabolic rate by as much as 25%. Whew! Continue Reading…
No, this isn’t an article on stealthy ways to cheat on your spouse or significant other. Sorry guys!
Strict dieting can be gruesome. It gets bland, it gets mundane, and it gets psychologically taxing, especially when those cravings kick in.
Luckily, it can be extremely beneficial for your body composition to throw in a cheat meal here and there. As this article from CutAndJacked.com clearly states,
Cheat days, or what I call “refeed” days, shouldn’t be a green light for an all out sloth, but rather a strategically planned aspect of a well implemented fat loss diet.
Cheat – but with Moderation and Mindfulness
Are cheat meals worth it? You betcha! Continue Reading…