The ‘Biz’ on Visceral Fat

Much has been discussed in the media about the health consequences of visceral fat. In this sense, the media seems to actually be educating the public on the issues that come attached with excess visceral fat. This article will go over what visceral fat is, why it's bad, the gender differences in visceral fat storage, and methods to remove it. [caption id="attachment_736" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="The differences between visceral and subcutaneous fat"][/caption] Visceral fat is, as the name implies, fat around your viscera. Which according to dictionary.com: is an area around the organs of your body, especially those in the abdominal cavity. So its fat that's contained around the organs of your body in the abdominal area. There are numerous health issues associated with visceral adiposity. It's been associated with insulin…
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Spot Reduction. Does It Exist?

If you anyone understand the basic physiology of fat loss, you will probably understand that it is not possible to lose adipose tissue from a desired area in your body. According to Lyle McDonald, there are 5 types of fat that are stored in the human body. Each type of fat has a different profile. Some fat needs to be present at all times in order for us to function properly. Some fat is super metabolically active and easy to burn. Some fat is underneath the skin and some between our organs. As nice as it would be to "tell" our body where to oxidize fat from, it doesn't work that way. The body will oxidize fat from where ever it can get it from. Fatty acids are usually broken…
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Staying In Shape For The Travelling Business Person

[caption id="attachment_720" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Is This You?"][/caption] I have many clients who regularly travel for both business and vacation. Some of them use this as an excuse to eat like crap. Others try as hard as possible to stay on track, but still end up gaining a few pounds. With some of my clients, they aren't able to easily lose that added weight. With others it's incredibly easy for them to get back to their "baseline" weight, as they just begin to eat the way they usually do and their weight comes back down without really trying. I'm sure many of you have friends or family like this and probably repeat the words: "I hate you," quietly to yourself when they shed that weight easily. This article is written for…
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Experiments With Low Meal Frequency

For the past six weeks, I've been experimenting with using intermittent fasting with a low meal frequency. I've been consuming two meals per day. Many of my readers may have read my piece a while back on how a lower meal frequency can help reduce total daily blood glucose levels. Today I'd like to touch on a few of pros and cons of eating food less frequently. Last time I did IF, I consumed three meals per day. It worked very well and I got pretty lean using this protocol. I didn't experience hunger and I leaned out very nicely. I also had a lot more time on my hands than I do currently. Now I work a lot and I find getting my three meals in the 8 hour…
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