How to Burn Fat- Doctors' Proven Weight Loss Secret #1Written by Katrina Kern
Let me ask you a personal question. As you read these words, right now-- are you burning fat?
If you don't know answer, you need to know about a simple, inexpensive way to make sure. Every time. Every day. And I'll show you why and how this simple, doctor-proven technique can be your most powerful weapon in your fight against fat.
No matter what weight loss program you are currently on, wouldn't you like to know whether your plan is producing results? Most of us step on scale, or wait until our clothes fit more loosely, before we really know whether our latest miracle diet pill or plan is working. And as a veteran dieter, you know that can take many days or weeks.
But there is a way to know for certain-- within hours-- whether or not you're burning fat. To see if food, or pills, or exercise is really returning benefits. Immediate benefits.
Are you starving?
There are really only two ways your body loses weight (by non-surgical means). You are either burning fat, or "burning" muscle. If you are burning muscle, watch out! You have actually begun to starve. For safe, healthy weight loss, you must preserve your muscle tissue (including heart muscle) and burn fat instead.
Here are medical facts: any time your body burns fat, chemicals called ketones are produced. Ketones are byproducts of burning fat. Robert C. Atkins, M.D., famous low-carb diet expert, states it clearly. "When your body releases ketones," says Dr. Atkins, "it is chemical proof that you're consuming your own stored fat."
And burning your own stored fat is exactly what you want to do. Dr. Atkins goes further. "If you're not in lipolysis (ketosis), you're in glucosis." It's one or other, period. Your body is either burning sugar, from simple and complex carbohydrates you are eating, or burning your own stored fat. Both produce energy. But only one will help you lose weight!
Of Super Mice and Supermen, and the Magic Apples of AvalonWritten by Katrina Kern
Recently, a Japanese study showed dramatic results of organ fat loss and increased muscle strength, in test rats fed rare phytochemicals from baby green apple skins.
Without additional vitamins or supplements, these rats lost 27% of their internal organ fat -- “belly fat” in you and me-- and increased in muscle strength by 16%, in just three weeks. Should these findings translate to humans, we could be looking at a true health breakthrough of new century.
Belly fat in mice and men is a signature of aging. The body deposits additional fat around organs and raises blood levels of cholesterol in response to uncontrolled oxidative stress (aging) in organism, because body fat and blood fat are natural protectors of every cell in our bodies.
Exercise, which elevates human growth hormone, was only proven way to reduce organ fat before discovery of remarkable water-soluble polyphenols given to these test animals.
What could this mean for you? It means that a concentrated natural apple extract, with no side effects, may reverse some of aging markers in human body. It is also worth noting that every drug which is given to humans has first shown its effectiveness and safety in mice and rats.
In ancient mythology, apple was considered to be Goddess’s sacred heart of immortality. The Celts called western paradise Avalon, which means “Apple-land.” The Irish kings received Goddess's magic apples of immortality. King Arthur was taken to Avalon (Apple-land) by triple Goddess, in form of three fairy queens.
The Scandinavians thought apples essential to resurrection. The Greeks said Mother Hera kept magic apple garden in West, where tree of life was guarded by her sacred serpent, represented by icons showing great Goddess offering life to her worshippers in form of an apple. The Norse Goddess Idun kept all gods alive with her magic apples.
And now science is proving mythic legends. In recent human tests, polyphenols from apples dramatically raise biological activity of all three of body’s anti-aging, disease-fighting enzymes- superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, and catalase. No wonder apple eaters were considered to be “consorts of Goddess.” Such a man would be stronger, look better, and live in radiant health much longer than his non-apple-eating peers.