Accelerating Fat Loss

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 19, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    Hello,

    As some know, I am losing fat. I have looked for some "safe" alternatives to add to my diet and exercise regime to hopefully accelerate the weight loss.

    A year ago, I was running, dieting, etc. and not losing weight. I used my chemical engineering and biological sciences degrees to hypothesized that my medication had caused adipose inflammation[3]. I lost very little weight from November 2013 to September 2014, but I had thankfully stopped the rapid weight gain that was due to my medication.

    In September, I started a low triglyceride diet, because my medication causes high triglycerides as well, and I added ground Flax Seed due to reading. I also added weight training to my exercise regime. I started losing weight again, which is great!

    Harvard Study: "A 2 012 study at Harvard University found that participants who ate flaxseed lost 37 percent more weight than participants who did not. This phenomenon was likely due to flaxseed's high fiber and fat content." [2]

    Still, I wanted to accelerate it further, I researched, and recently discovered that calcium helps with weight loss too. After I started Citracal in the morning, in about one week, with my diet and excretes still constant, I found myself starving before breakfast, lunch, dinner, and believed the Citracal might be affecting my metabolism more significantly than expected. Be careful, though, because excess calcium can alter the function of the heart. That is why I chose Citracal though. Also, Citracal is designed to enhance the absorption of calcium.

    Quote: "At midlife, women tend to gain one-quarter to one-half a pound per year whether they want it or not, and it all goes to their waist," says Robert Heaney, MD, an internationally recognized expert in bone biology and calcium nutrition with Creighton University in Nebraska.

    "We've found that women with the highest dairy intake have an average weight gain of zero, and those with the lowest dairy intake gained a pound per year," Heaney tells WebMD."[1]

    As a side note, I started Krill Oil because of it's effect on visceral fat adipose tissue[4], which is the hardest to lose and most dangerous as well. The chemical in Krill oil blocks the bodies natural cannabinoid (2-AG), and, although studies have not verified weight loss in humans, I hypothesized that it might help. I don't know if it has helped with my average weight loss, but I felt that it might have.

    Quote: "There was also a significant decrease in waist/hip ratio and visceral fat/skeletal muscle mass ratio at 24 weeks, but no change in body weight. These data confirm that dietary krill powder reduces peripheral endocannabinoid overactivity in obese subjects, and might ameliorate some parameters of the metabolic syndrome."

    I have been losing waist circumference while gaining mass. I am hoping the mass is muscle since I am lifting and doing cardio, but my weight loss seems to mimic the above quote right now.

    References:

    [1] Nazario, Brunilda, MD. Calcium: Drink Yourself Skinny. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). Available from: http://www.webmd.com/diet/calcium-weight-loss?page=1

    [2] Corwin, Alexandra Kaplan. (2013, Oct. 21). Ground Faxseed & Weight Loss. Retrieved (2014, Oct. 19). livestrong.com[online]. Available from: http://www.livestrong.com/article/362672-ground-flaxseed-weight-loss/

    [3] Harding, Chris. (2014, Oct. 20). An E-mail I Sent To Researchers About Flaxseed: Inflammation, obesity, and a hypothesis. Retrieved (2014. Nov. 01). facebook[online]. Available from: https://www.facebook.com/notes/chris-harding/an-e-mail-i-sent-to-researchers-about-flaxseed-inflamation-obesity-and-a-hypothe/10152538583533477

    [4] Banni, Sebastiano; Carta, Gianfranca; Murru, Elisabetta; Cordeddu, Lina; Giordana, Elena; Sirigu, Anna Rita; Berge, Kjetil; Vik, Hogne; Maki, Kevin C.; Marzo, Vincenzo, Di Marzo; Griinari, Mikko. (2011, Jan. 30). Krill oil significantly decreases 2-arachidonoylglycerol plasma levels in obese subjects. Retrieved (2014, Nov. 17). Nutr Metlab (Lond)[online]. 2011. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048484/ ; PMCID: PMC3048484; doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-8-7

    [5] Berge, Kjetil; Piscitelli, Fabiana; Hoem, Nils; Silvestri, Cristoforo; Meyer, Ingo; Banni, Sebastiano; Di Marzo, Vincenzo. (2013, May 27). Chronic treatment with krill powder reduces plasma triglycerides and anandamide levels in middle obese men. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). Lipids Health Dis.[online]. vol. 12. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3680309/ ; PMCID: PMC3680309; doi: 10.1186/1476-511X-12-78
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 19, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
    It's so easy. Paleo diet. Increase good dietary fat and burn bad , "brown"
    Mid section fat. Eliminate processed sugar and processed carbs . Our body doesn't metabolize fake food so it gets stored as fat. Typically you will lose 5 lbs of fat per week until you reach your natural weight.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 20, 2015 12:36 AM GMT
    That's awesome.

    The LA Times just published an article that talks about fiber being really helpful for weight loss.

    You might want to check out the work by Dr. Esselstyn and his firefighter son Rip Esselstyn. It's a plant-based diet that also builds heart health.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 20, 2015 5:34 AM GMT
    Hello,

    Thanks for the great comments!



  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 20, 2015 5:44 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidIt's so easy. Paleo diet. Increase good dietary fat and burn bad , "brown"
    Mid section fat. Eliminate processed sugar and processed carbs . Our body doesn't metabolize fake food so it gets stored as fat. Typically you will lose 5 lbs of fat per week until you reach your natural weight.


    Yes, sexy man, Paleo diet and genes too. icon_smile.gif

    Even when I was doing olympic distance triathlons; eating veggies, beans and turkey, eating peanut butter sandwiches; and using quality protein powder, I did not look like you or as good as you, but, granted, I was not on the Paleo diet. I did run 6.0 miles a day for 6 days, bike 25-35 miles 3 or 4 times a week, and swim for 1.5 hours three days a week. I was in great shape, but I could not lose all the fat in my lower belly believe it or not. A fitness trainer at my gym said the lower belly, similar to the length of a bone, is more fixed by genetics. As such, some people will never really lose all their fat there.


    I will definitely keep your knowledge, and the other knowledgeable men's advice on hand in the future. Thanks! icon_smile.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 20, 2015 8:23 AM GMT
    Sadly, many things can affect belly fat[1]--one for me is age at 46! Much changed from 40 to 46 for me. Stressful advocacy work can be a factor as well[1].

    I have never tried the Paleo Diet, but I am currently on my own modified version of a government created DASH diet that I found online[Last Quote, 3]. According to my research tonight, I found the following US News article on diets[2]. I chose a few diets that represent the overall strategy of my current diet[3;4;5].

    The difference is my use of supplements mentioned above with DASH to accomplish my safe and currently effective goal! icon_smile.gif I believe the use of supplements with meals could maximize needed nutrients for maximizing my weight loss. The research I find, based off my BS degree in Biological Sciences knowledge, I wanted to use current data on weight loss to help compliment my DASH diet, which is really what the above is all about. Still, the Paleo diet is working amazingly well for the above and others I am sure! As you can see, my suggested additions can really be used with any diet in truth.

    Quote: "DASH Diet: #1 in Best Diets Overall; #12 in Best Weight-Loss Diets; #3 in Best Heart-Healthy Diets; #1 in Best Diets for Healthy Eating; #1 in Best Diabetes Diets; #7 in Easiest Diets to Follow."[3; My Foundation Diet]

    Quote: "Anti-Inflammatory Diet: #13 in Best Diets Overall; #28 in Best Weight-Loss Diets; #8 in Best Heart-Healthy Diets; #16 in Best Diets for Healthy Eating; #8 in Best Diabetes Diets; #15 in Easiest Diets to Follow; #6 in Best Plant-Based Diet."[4]

    Quote: "Flat Belly Diet: #16 in Best Diets Overall; #24 in Best Weight-Loss Diets; #16 in Best Heart-Healthy Diets; #14 in Best Diets for Healthy Eating; #20 in Best Diabetes Diets; #15 in Easiest Diets to Follow; #6 in Commercial Diet Plans."[5]

    Quote: "Paleo: #34 in Best Diets Overall; #35 in Best Weight-Loss Diets; #34 in Best Heart-Healthy Diets; #32 in Best Diets for Healthy Eating; #33 in Best Diabetes Diets; #30 in Easiest Diets to Follow."[6]

    References:

    [1] Rossi, Carey. (2014, May 4). 11 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). time[online]. Available from: http://time.com/86287/11-reasons-why-youre-not-losing-belly-fat/

    [2] US News & World Report. Experts Who Reviewed the Diets. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). health.usnews[online]. Available from: http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/experts

    [3] US News & World Report. DASH Diet. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). health.USNews[online]. Available from: http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/dash-diet?int=9ff509

    [4] US News & World Report. Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). health.USNews[online]. Available from: http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/anti-inflammatory-diet

    [5] US News & World Report. Flat Belly Diet. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). health.USNews[online]. Available from: http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/flat-belly-diet

    [6] US News & World Report. Paleo. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 19). health.USNews[online]. Available from: http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/paleo-diet





  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 20, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Exponential said[/cite]
    Alpha13 saidIt's so easy. Paleo diet. Increase good dietary fat and burn bad , "brown"
    Mid section fat. Eliminate processed sugar and processed carbs . Our body doesn't metabolize fake food so it gets stored as fat. Typically you will lose 5 lbs of fat per week until you reach your natural weight.


    Yes, sexy man, Paleo diet and genes too. icon_smile.gif

    Even when I was doing olympic distance triathlons; eating veggies, beans and turkey, eating peanut butter sandwiches; and using quality protein powder, I did not look like you or as good as you, but, granted, I was not on the Paleo diet. I did run 6.0 miles a day for 6 days, bike 25-35 miles 3 or 4 times a week, and swim for 1.5 hours three days a week. I was in great shape, but I could not lose all the fat in my lower belly believe it or not. A fitness trainer at my gym said the lower belly, similar to the length of a bone, is more fixed by genetics. As such, some people will never really lose all their fat there.


    I will definitely keep your knowledge, and the other knowledgeable men's advice on hand in the future. Thanks! icon_smile.gif
    [


    Your trainer must be old school. Low stress cardio coupled with low fat diet is the perfect storm to build fat. Look at the fat people on the exercise bikes (for hours) if you doubt that. It's unnatural as eating "healthy" Canola oil ( which was banned for human consumption until Monsanto paid off the right people)

    Read Robb Wolf's book The Paleo Solution. Humans are genetically lean just like any other animal. We are not genetically fat . It's all about chemistry. I have family that are morbidly obese.

    Increase your good fat, eat 4 oz portions of grass fed meat with veggies, eliminate grains and sugar and you will be fifty pounds lighter is 5 months. The other thing about Paleo diet is you can start this minute and be 5 lbs lighter next week . Instant satisfaction.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 21, 2015 8:02 AM GMT
    Thanks!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 23, 2015 2:55 AM GMT
    Hello,

    I just received this on Facebook, it is now related to this post (Paleo diet), and I wanted to share.

    As a side note, the website "The Conversation" seems to be great! icon_smile.gif

    Quote: "Researchers Tom Hatley and John Kappelman noted in 1980 that hominids have bunodont – low, with rounded cusps – back teeth that show much in common with bears and pigs. If you’ve watched these animals forage, you know they’ll eat just about anything: tubers, fruits, leafy materials and twigs, invertebrates, honey and vertebrate animals, whether scavenged or hunted. The percentage contribution of each food type to the diet will depend (you guessed it) on the energetic value of specific foods in specific habitats, at specific times of year. Evidence from the entirety of human evolution suggests that our ancestors, and even we as modern humans, are just as omnivorous.

    And the idea that our more ancient ancestors were great hunters is likely off the mark, as bipedality — at least before the advance of sophisticated cognition and technology — is a mighty poor way to chase game. Even more so than bears and pigs, our mobility is limited. The anthropologist Bruce Latimer has pointed out that the fastest human being on the planet can’t catch up to your average rabbit. Another reason to be opportunistic about food."[1]

    Quote: "Simple characterisations of hominid ecology are divorced from the actual, and wonderful, complexity of our shared history. The recent addition of pastoral and agricultural products to many modern human diets — for which we have rapidly evolved physiological adaptations — is but one extension of an ancient imperative. Hominids didn’t spread first across Africa, and then the entire globe, by utilizing just one foraging strategy or sticking to a precise mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We did it by being ever so flexible, both socially and ecologically, and always searching for the greener grass (metaphorically), or riper fruit (literally)."[1]

    Have a great day! icon_smile.gif

    References:

    [1] ScienceAlert Staff. (2015, Feb. 18 ). Real paleo diet: early hominids ate just about everything: Sorry guys, but you need to stop attributing your strict food choices to our ancient ancestors. Because science. Retrieved (2015, Feb. 22). sciencealert[online]. Available from: http://www.sciencealert.com/real-paleo-diet-early-hominids-ate-just-about-everything
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 23, 2015 4:35 AM GMT
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Paleo_diet