WITH A NEW YEAR, IT’S TIME TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR FITNESS GOALS. DO YOU WANT TO GET IN BETTER SHAPE AND BURN MORE FAT THAN EVER BEFORE THIS YEAR? WELL, YOU CAN! TO HELP YOU IN YOUR GOAL, WE PUT TOGETHER THE ULTIMATE FAT- BURNING DIET AND EXERCISE PROGRAM THAT USES THE REVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE BEHIND BROWN FAT TO HELP YOU GET IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES AND GET IN YOUR BEST SHAPE IN 2017!
THERMOGENIC, BROWN-FAT-ACTIVATING NUTRITION
By Shoshana Pritzker, RD, CDN
The body has two forms of fat— white fat, or the ugly fat that lies underneath the skin and causes unsightly cellulite, and brown fat, which often is found in the shoulder blade region or the neck. Unlike white fat, brown fat is actively good for your body. Brown fat burns calories. The more brown fat you have, the more calories you can burn. Sounds good to me!
Interestingly, there are ways to increase the amount of brown fat you have and activate what is already there:
1. Turn down the thermostat. Studies show that brown fat synthesis increases with exposure to cold.
2. Eat spicy foods. Spicy foods, like chili peppers, contain capsaicin, which has been shown to activate brown fat cells, helping your body turn on the heat and burn more calories.
3. Exercise more. Studies show that brown fat is more active during and post-exercise.
4. Eat just the right amount, and not too much. R