otrdiena, 2011. gada 1. februāris

How to Burn Even More Calories

To lose weight, you need to burn more calories. This is common knowledge and is probably the reason why many of us exercise regularly, but it’s a constant battle because the more you eat, the more calories there are to burn. Calories that aren’t burned through activity are stored by the body, resulting in unwanted weight gain.

Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to devote even more time to exercise, so how can we increase our calorie burn rate during simple day to day activities? The answer is to think about what you’re doing and how you can use each activity as an opportunity to burn calories. Follow these tips to burn even more each day and increase your chances of losing weight.

• Start taking care of your own chores. For example; wash your own car, walk the dog, and mow your lawn. Not only will you burn extra daily calories, but you’ll also save some money, by not paying someone else to take care of it
• Be kind to the environment and burn extra calories by cycling to work instead of driving. Just ten minutes of cycling equals 100 calories burned.
• When you’re in an office building or anywhere else that has lots of stairs, don’t take the easy option with the elevator. Take the stairs and burn extra calories.
When going out with friends, choose active activities. Bowling, dancing and hiking burn a massive amount of calories when compared to watching a movie or going out for coffee.
• Leave the prime parking spots for those who really need them and walk that little bit further to kill a few extra calories.
• In the office, don’t email or call your colleagues if they are in the same building. Get up and walk to them.
• Chew your food properly. Did you know that most of us do not chew our food enough? Aid your digestion and really chew your food. Even a minute task such as chewing can burn more calories.
• Snack on ‘negative calorie’ foods. Negative calorie foods burn more calories during digestion than is actually contained within them. Enjoy guilt free snacks and burn extra calories by eating raw foods such as celery, lettuce, cucumber and oranges.
Stand when possible. Don’t sit down when you’re on the telephone, pace and walk around to burn extra calories. When you’re travelling on the bus, give your seat to someone who needs it. You burn more calories standing than you do sitting.
As you can see, small actions carried out regularly really can add up and help to increase the amount of calories you burn everyday without the need for extra sessions at the gym.

Morning Workouts: Helpful or Detrimental?

Sometimes people prefer to exercise in the morning whilst some are not, and never will be, ‘morning people' and will find morning workouts a real chore. Well there are good points in working out as soon as you get up, or by setting the alarm clock an hour earlier to schedule a work out, such as:

• Exercise in the morning will help you to wake up and be ready for the day!
• Distractions are minimal as everyone else is likely to be still in bed, getting ready for the day or having breakfast.
• Morning exercise kick-starts the metabolism and helps to burn even more calories during the day.
• Morning workouts help to keep our brains focused and our ability to concentrate improves and lasts for hours after.
• Because glycogen reserves are depleted in the morning, your body will turn to fat to burn for energy.
• When exercising in a gym, facilities are less likely to be crowded, enabling a greater choice in exercise machines, with minimal waiting time.
• Eliminates the problem of exercising in mid-day heat.

This all sounds great, but there are also bad points to consider in choosing morning workouts. If you are exercising before eating breakfast, your body may burn muscle as well as fat for energy as energy levels are likely to be low at this time of day.
Risk of injury may be increased, as your muscles are likely to be cold and stiff after a night’s sleep.

Perhaps most importantly, if you are the type of person that has to drag themselves out of bed in the morning, a morning exercise regime is unlikely to help and will probably result in irritability, annoyance and a negative association with exercise, all of which are less than positive and do not promote healthy weight loss. This may lead to less effort given in work outs or abandoning workouts altogether.


Well, the most sensible approach to take would be that, if you are one of the lucky few who are able to get out of bed with no problem and revels in the thought of morning activity, then setting the alarm clock an hour earlier is a great idea to schedule in some uninterrupted work out time. This will set you up for the day and kick start that metabolism.

If you hate getting up in the morning, don’t worry too much. Afternoon and evening workouts are still preferable to no exercise at all. The key is to find a time of day that you can enjoy and benefit from exercise and stick to it. By keeping to the same time of day, your body will become accustomed to the work outs and it will become a regular routine. Consistency is above all, the most important aspect of exercise.

pirmdiena, 2011. gada 31. janvāris

Phentramin - D Review

Phentramin-D Overview

Phentramin-D is a weight loss pill that acts as an appetite suppressant to help with weight loss and also claim to increase energy and boost metabolism levels. Phentramin-D is available without prescription in tablet and capsule form and is used as an, to controversial weight loss pill; Phentermine. Phentramin-D is to be taken in conjunction with exercise and a healthy diet.

How does Phentramin-D work?

The main ingredient of Phentramin-D’s is Dimethyl-pentylamine-hydrochloride which the maker of this pill claim is an appetite suppressant however this claim lacks scientific evidence. Also included is a substance named Sympathomimetic amine, which also suppresses the appetite and encourages increased metabolism and enhanced calorie burn.
When your appetite is reduced by these ingredients, you are less likely to overeat which should result in a reduced calorie intake. This lower calorie intake combined with the increase in metabolism will encourage weight loss.

The Side Effects and Bad Points of Phentramin-D.

The makers of Phentramin-D do not offer a money back guarantee for this product which means, if users are not satisfied by the results, they cannot demand their money back.
Phentramin-D’s packaging is also purposefully made to look like a prescription medicine, perhaps in an attempt to make their wild claims of massive weight loss more credible. Potential customers should be aware of this and also of the fact that, the actual amounts of included ingredients are not disclosed to the customer. This means that there is no way of knowing what your money is buying in terms of weight loss ingredients.
At $69.00 a bottle, Phentramin-D is also considered an expensive option when choosing a weight loss solution.

Additionally, some unpleasant side effects may be experienced when usin

Phentramin-D. These include:

• Sleep related disorders including insomnia
• Changes in mood including irritability
• Dryness of the mouth


Because of the lack of any money back guarantee and the expensive price tag of Phentramin-D, it is inadvisable for customers to hand over money to try this product. Manufacturers should be confident that their product will have results, the lack of guarantee shows that the makers of Phentramin-D are clearly not. The fact that this product is offered as an alternative to Phentermine, a prescription only drug, yet does not disclose the amounts of ingredients as Phentermine does, also should set alarm bells ringing.
Add to this, unpleasant side effects including mood changes and sleep disorders and you will see that Phentramin-D is probably not a sensible way to shed pounds. Dieters are advised to seek a doctor’s advice and research alternative weight loss methods before embarking on the Phentramin-D diet plan.

Recommended: Overcome Your Weight Loss Plateau

pirmdiena, 2011. gada 17. janvāris

How can Weight Training Help Me?

Weight training involves lifting weights and using resistance devices to cause your muscles to contract in response. There are many benefits for those who partake in weight training and a couple of misconceptions that hopefully this article will resolve.

The Facts

The benefits of weight training include:

• Helps to build strength and stimulates muscle growth.
• It makes you happy! Weight lifting releases feel good endorphins in the brain, which helps to alleviate harmful feelings of anxiety and depression.
• Reduces the risk of Osteoporosis by strengthening bones and increasing bone density.
• Makes you less likely to suffer from back ache or back problems because weight training strengthens ligaments and tendons, making them less likely to be strained or pulled.
• Improves your posture which can instantly make you look slimmer.
• Speeds up the metabolism by up to 15%, allowing greater calorie burn which leads to weight loss.
• New found strength will build confidence and is great for your self esteem.
• Can actually reverse mid-life metabolic decline, making you feel younger and slimmer.
• Your immune system will benefit and will be able to fight off disease and infection far more successfully.
• Will improve your balance and co-ordination which will benefit you in other exercises and sports as well as in your day to day life.
• Weight training decreases your chances of developing diabetes.

The Fiction:

• Many women believe that weight training is strictly for men and that they don’t have the physical strength to do this type of exercise. This is not true at all, everyone can benefit from weight training, regardless of gender.
• Another common misconception is that weight training will give woman obscenely large muscles. Again this is very far from the truth. Weight training can only give women toned muscles. Women simply do not produce enough testosterone to develop huge muscles. This image probably derives from pictures of female bodybuilders who may use supplements and devote a lot of time competitively training. Women will not get anywhere near this type of result by doing an average weight resistance work out.
• It is often presumed that aerobic and cardiovascular exercise is preferable to weight training due to the larger amounts of calories burned when actually, for every pound of muscle gained by weight training, 50 more calories are burned every day. Weight training increases your body’s ability to burn calories... even when you’re sleeping.
In summary, weight training reduces your chances of developing a number of health complications, increases your metabolism and your potential to burn calories, helps you stay slim and healthy and can be enjoyed by both men and women. Perhaps it’s time to give weight training a try and see the results!

otrdiena, 2011. gada 11. janvāris

Questions About Avatrim?

"Clinically proven," says Avatrim's web site. But it's not. At least, not yet. And maybe not ever - it's too soon to tell for sure. It's not unusual for a weight loss product's manufacturer and/or retail marketer to claim that it is made from a "revolutionary formula" like Avatrim's does, and some really are quite new. Avatrim isn't one of these, however. In addition, Avatrim's web site does not contain any information about clinical trials ever being done on the the product, much less any research results.

Avatrim contains:

Green tea extracts. In Avatrim's favor, this substance has been scientifically proven to cause a small to moderate increase in metabolism, thus burning fat and calories more efficiently at the cellular level. It also limits the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose (sugar). But green tea is mostly known and used by millions of people world-wide for it's nutritional, antioxident, and cancer-prevention properties. It's also enjoyed simply for its natural, herbal taste. The least that can be said about green tea is that it will do a user no harm. At best, it's one of nature's rare miracle foods. The problem with Avatrim is that the amount of green tea contained in the product is unknown.

Biotin. This is a form of vitamin B that has been a component in fat burners, as one review site puts it, "since dinosaurs roamed the Earth." It's very healthy, but not exactly revolutionary as Avatrim's site claims its ingredients to be. How much biotin is contained in Avatrim? Unknown.
L-Carnitine. This amino acid plays an important part in the body's function and health. Among other things, it helps burn fatty acids - a necessary action for the body to provide itself with energy. The problem with Avatrim's inclusion of L-carnitine in its formula is that there's no evidence to suggest that artificially increasing the body's level of this amino acid is of any help in weight loss. How much L-carnitine is contained in Avatrim? Unknown.
Piper nigrum. You may not realize it, but you probably have this substance on your dining room table - it's just black pepper. Just like some fat burners use red chili peppers to generate calorie-burning inside the body, Avatrim's creators use the black variety that is not quite as hot, but still efficient as a seasoning and as a fat burner. How much pepper is contained in Avatrim? Unknown.

Avatrim passes FDA standards in its manufacturing and sales; it does no harm to users. It's also unknown if the Avatrim formula is effective in weight loss. In another year, after the product has developed a "following" and a clinical profile of results, perhaps this can be determine. Until then, it's simply too close to call.

A quick look at Phen375's bottle will tell you exactly how much L-carnitine is contained in each tablet: 508 micrograms. Daily values for its other ingredients haven't been established, but still all these ingredients are listed and have a tried-and-true history of being top-rated as fat burners. One thing is certain: Phen375's formula includes these powerful fat burners that are safe for most adults. What you can expect from this product's truly revolutionary formula is the very best help with your weight loss goals available today without prescription.