5 Reasons Why Intermittent Fasting = Faster, Healthier Weight Loss

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Lemon water: a great fasting beverage!

We’re always searching for the best methods to burn fat, lose pounds, and get fit in the fastest healthy way possible. There are literally thousands of different strategies and tactics for getting rid of unwanted body fat quickly, but only a few can be considered truly “great.”

Until relatively recently we weren’t big fans of weight loss diets and programs that involve lots of “fasting”… mainly because so many of them are pure BS and/or dangerous fads. Things like simply not eating for long stretches of time (several days at a time), extremely low calorie diets that last for weeks, and other “starvation” diet methods (aka crash diets) definitely do not, generally, lead to good things.

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The Fastest Way to Get Fit: New Studies Show Best Burst Training Strategies!

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Sprinting = Fast Fitness Results!

The idea that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) — aka “burst training” — is one of the best ways to burn fat, tone muscle, and get fit fast is nothing new. Many of the world’s top fitness experts have been recommending it since at least the early 90’s. A significant amount of scientific research has proven its effectiveness in recent years, showing that it can help you achieve better fitness in less time than conventional cardio workouts.

Simply put, interval-based workouts involving short bursts of very intense exercise burn calories and body fat efficiently while dramatically improving cardiovascular health at the same time. Oh and it does all this without almost any of the negative consequences involved in typical “long, slow” aerobic exercise.

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Raw Almonds: The Fitness Superfood Everyone Should Be Eating

photo of raw almonds - fitness superfood!If there is a near-“perfect” natural food for fitness, health, energy boosting, weight loss, weight maintenance, etc. raw almonds could be it. These unique tree nuts are exceptionally healthy, nutrient-dense, and one of the best snacking options you’ll find. They can be used to easily boost your intake of healthy fats, good carbs, fiber, calcium, and protein — all in one delicious, convenient shot.

A recent study even proved that almonds are one of the best snacks for weight loss because eating them controls hunger and cuts food cravings. Researchers from Purdue University found that:

“…consumption of almonds… suppressed hunger and desire to eat sensations especially after being consumed as snacks… These findings suggest that almonds may be a healthy snack option.”

Along with walnuts, almonds are a staple of the very healthy Mediterranean Diet. Despite their phytic acid content, many paleo diet followers consume them on a regular basis (often after a good soaking). Raw almonds are even an ideal protein source for people following an “alkaline” diet.

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5 of the Best ‘Easy’ Weight Loss Tricks

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Cut out the crap & stick to the basics!

Losing weight doesn’t have to be as hard as most people make it. It doesn’t require complex plans, crazy diets, weird products, expensive supplements/drugs, or any of that kind of stuff.

In fact, weight loss can be relatively ‘easy’ if you know a few tricks. Below is a list of 5 of the best tactics for getting better weight loss results in a faster, easier manner. Enjoy…

1. Don’t waste time on crap that doesn’t work.

Most ‘quick fix’ weight loss solutions simply don’t work very well. Don’t waste your time trying to lose pounds with fat-burner pills, appetite suppressants, cheap infomercial gadgets, starvation diets, or unproven fad supplements (e.g. green coffee extract!).

Real weight loss comes only by combining smart exercise with a proper diet, often with some quality supplementation thrown in.

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Study: Certain Probiotics Could Help You Lose Weight (if You’re a Woman!)

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Kefir Smoothies: Probiotic power foods!

Here’s some good news for yogurt lovers: consuming probiotics could help you lose weight and keep it off… at least if you’re a woman.

Scientists already know that the bacteria living in the digestive tracks of obese people — their “intestinal flora” — is quite different from that of lean people. The difference is mainly due to the effects of high fat, low fiber diets. They also already know that the type of bacteria in your gut can have a direct effect on your body weight.

So the question is: can adding the right kinds of “good” bacteria to your body — by taking probiotic supplements for example — help you lose pounds and keep them off?

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