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5 Rare Tips for Maximizing Fat Loss

By Shane Ellison

Drink Lemon Water with Meals - The acid from lemon slows stomach emptying and digestion.   Consuming a full squeezed lemon in 20 ounces of purified water with a meal can lower blood sugar as much as 30%.  By controlling blood sugar, the body can better rebound from the post meal insulin spike and begin burning fat sooner.

Psyllium Husk - Like acid from lemons, the fiber known as psyllium husk also slows stomach emptying and digestion.  Consuming a tablespoon in water before a meal will prevent a spike in insulin and blood sugar.  Post meal fat burning will begin sooner.

Drug Induced Obesity - Commonly used prescription drugs can interrupt many weight regulating factors.  When used long term (6 months or more), these drugs elicit obesity among most users and will negate the benefits of all fat loss endeavors.  This is true despite rigorous workout or diet routines that may be employed. 

The most common of these drugs are those used for birth control, to treat high blood pressure (beta blockers such as Atenolol), depression (SSRI's such as Zyprexa), and diabetes (sulfonylureas such as Amaryl and thiazolidinediones such as Avandia). 

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) - The nutrient ALCAR prevents fat storage.  It is responsible for enhancing energy output by transporting fat to the mitochondria.  The mitochondria is the powerhouse or engine of the cell and responsible for converting fatty acids to energy in the form of heat and ATP.  Without this transportation, fatty acids are simply stored as fat. 

Limit Alcohol Consumption- Alcohol is processed just like sugar.  The body will burn alcohol before it burns fat.  Most any amount is detrimental to your fat loss goals. 

If consumed, alcohol should be limited to no more than 3 drinks per week (a drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits or 4 ounces of wine).  To curtail the negative effects of alcohol consume it with a meal consisting of protein and fat.   This will slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream and prevent its negative impact on weight gain due to insulin and blood glucose levels.

Shane is an internationally recognized authority on therapeutic nutrition and author of Health Myths Exposed and The Hidden Truth about Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs.  He holds a Master's degree in organic chemistry and has first hand experience in drug design.  His books and FREE offers can be found at  

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