Bid to beat obesity focuses on fat that keeps us warm

A new technique to study fat stores in the body could aid efforts to find treatments to tackle obesity, research suggests. The approach focuses on energy-burning tissues found deep inside the body — called brown fat — that help to keep us warm when temperatures drop.

Source: Bid to beat obesity focuses on fat that keeps us warm — ScienceDaily

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid: How CLA Burns Fat and Boosts Your Immune System

If you’ve been following the Bulletproof Diet, or looking for a way to burn more fat on a healthy, whole food diet, you may have come across CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid. It’s one of the magic ingredients that make grass-fed butter and meat so incredible for boosting your physical performance. As one of the […]

Source: Conjugated Linoleic Acid: How CLA Burns Fat and Boosts Your Immune System

Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition

It’s known that men benefit from whey protein supplements and exercise, and for what is believed to be the first time, the same can be said for women, according to a large study.

Source: Whey protein supplements and exercise help women improve body composition — ScienceDaily

Processes in the gut that drive fat build-up around the waist

Research into the role the gut plays in processing and distributing fat could pave the way for the development of personalized treatments for obesity and other chronic diseases within the next decade.

Source: Processes in the gut that drive fat build-up around the waist: Breakthrough could lead to personalized obesity treatments within a decade — ScienceDaily

The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

Intermittent fasting — when you restrict eating to a certain time period — carries enormous benefits for the body, including weight loss, protection against chronic disease, cellular repair and improvement in memory. Find out how intermittent fasting can help you, and how to do it.

Source: The Ultimate Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

30 in 30

I’ve mentioned the Slow-Carb diet (SCD) before. It’s a great way to lose fat, feel and look better, and it’s pretty simple. One of the key components of the SCD is 30 in 30. The goal is to ingest 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up.

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30 in 30

Aiming for 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up is not an arbitrary thing. Achieving this, or as close as possible, will promote fat loss, boost energy and metabolism, increase satiation, suppress appetite, improve BMI longterm, and help to reduce craving for carbs (junk food).

 

How

When it comes to actually ingesting the 30 grams, there are plenty of ways to do it. Seeing the number “30” might seem like a lot of protein, but it’s really not. With real, whole foods you can eat:

  • 5 eggs
  • 150 grams of sausage
  • ¾ C of beans/lentils
  • 1 C cottage cheese
  • 3-4 oz. of tuna

You can also mix and match some of these. The goal is to get the 30 grams of protein, so whatever method is easiest for you and allows for success is the way to go. For example, instead of eating 5 eggs, you could have 3 eggs, 50 grams of sausage, and a fibrous veggie (spinach, broccoli, cauliflower).

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Eggs are a great source of protein, fat, and more

Another method is to use drinks/shakes to get your 30 grams. While not the best way, as drinking calories is not as effective or satiating; if it’s the only way, it’s better than nothing. Some drinks that will get you to or near the 30 grams of protein are:

  • Protein shake- High quality shake will be between 15 to 30 grams. Make sure it doesn’t contain any sugar or soy, and as few carbs as possible
  • Protein bar- Same as above, high quality. Avoid, sugar and carbs
  • Protein coffee- Make your own or buy some
  • Smoothie with added protein or collagen powder

 

Ideal Uses

The SCD and the 30 in 30 protocol is not best for everyone. It is an optimal way of eating for those who:

  • Are not regularly eating well
  • Have a slower metabolism
  • Frequently crave carbs/sweets
  • Have low energy
  • Do not eat enough protein
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Gene affects how some women store fat — and ups their diabetes risk

Cruelly, the gene is sex specific: men with the same variation of the gene have a much less heightened diabetes risk.

Source: Gene affects how some women store fat — and ups their diabetes risk: Natural variation has potent effect on women who have it — but not on men — ScienceDaily