If you’re like most people, you’ve struggled to keep up your energy and stay motivated to keep up with your workout routine and your commitments to yourself. How many times have you made excuses for not exercise or falling off the diet wagon? Probably too many to count. Keeping your body healthy and in shape isn’t something just for athletes, it’s something that college students, moms and professionals need to be concerned about as well. Not only do you live longer, you lower your risk of disease, cancer and increase your energy. Studies have continually shown that people who regularly exercise and eat healthy consistently advance in their careers faster than their less healthy peers. This is often attributed to their energetic attitudes, motivation and also their outward appearance of professionalism.

Bulletproof DietWhen your body is working right, you work at a much higher level than when things are going worse. This higher coefficient of energy allows you to get more done, spend time on important things and help to maintain a high level of motivation and mental acuity. This is where a new diet, called the “Bulletproof Body” claims to be helpful. This diet is a 180 degree change from the more traditional “cut calories and carbs” style diets out there. If a normal doctor or dietitian encountered this diet, they’d probably assume the person was going to become obese, considering that it advises eating upwards of 4000 calories per day, particularly since it also advises not exercising much as well.

How This Diet Purports to Deliver Weight Loss

Based upon the high caloric intake, this Bulletproof diet certainly is a lot different than traditional methods of cutting food or increasing exercise. The diet’s founder claims that you will often achieve the lowest levels of HDL cholesterol and triglycerides by following this plan, even though it’s not limiting your fat or carb intake whatsoever (to things that impact these levels). Yet, how exactly does this work?

  • Step One – A Bulletproof Diet.  The Bulletproof diet recommends eating a lot of calories, at least 3000 calories per day. However, you want to eat foods that are good for your body, low hormones, and natural. Foods should be nutrient dense, such as free range meats, organ meats or other high nutrient proteins. You want to have a lot of foods high in fat, it’s claimed, to help your body to burn fat rather than sugars, which it would do instead. This is essential, as your body will crave carbs and sugars if you cut down on these areas too much over time. You need fats to form most of the complex proteins and hormones your body needs to keep your metabolism running at optimal levels. You also want to avoid anything such as xenoestrogens and mycotoxins, which can cause significant problems to your body over thel ong term.
  • Step Two – Consistent Sleep. Certainly there are many studies out there that show the link between a person’s sleep schedule and their overall health, including weight gain. People who sleep better and for longer periods almost universally stay healthier and have less issues with weight. If you’re aiming to lose 100 pounds or so, you can’t start sleeping 5 hours a night at the same time. You need to have adequate delta (REM) sleep each night. This is one of the purported essential parts of the diet.
  • Step Three – Exercising is Important. Certainly the Bulletproof diet doesn’t suggest no exercise, but it does advise that you limit your exercise to building muscle and helping tone your body, rather than trying to burn calories. This is actually good advice that many researchers are coming around to as well. If you are trying to burn calories through weight loss, the time it takes to do so is just too great to warrant this as part of your daily routine. Even a full hour of cardio will only burn about a single hostess cupcake worth of calories, hardly something that can be lauded. According to the Bulletproof Diet, you want to have brief, intense, infrequent and purposeful exercise to make the most of it. They advise 4 hours per week being spent on this total, which is much less than a lot of diets advise.

The Bulletproof diet is certainly different than many methods out there, in that it describes a diet that’s high in calories and low in exercise. It remains to be seen how effective it actually is for users in practice. Yet, ultimately, it’s hardly a surprise that for most people they will at least want to try this diet for themselves given its lack of restriction. There are likely better diets out there, however, that provide more reliable results.

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Many people drink coffee, and it’s a great addition to your daily routine if you want to remain healthy and keep your body healthy.  Coffee contains caffeine, and there has been many studies which show that brewed coffee helps a plethora of diseases in regular drinkers.  Several recent studies took a look at three to four cup per day coffee drinkers, and found they had a much lower rick of type II diabetes, metabolic syndromes and insulin resistance in their body.  They also showed significantly better BMI (weight control) than their non-coffee peers.  Clearly something is going on there that’s worthy of a closer look.

These great outcomes for coffee drinkers have led a lot of researchers to investigate exactly how this sort of thing is achieved in users.  They have found that a particular compound, known as chlorogenic acid, is responsible for much of these benefits.  This is found in green coffee in really high qualities, though the roasting process does remove some of it from the coffee people regularly drink.  The longer and hotter it’s roasted, the less of this compound remains in the beans.  As a result, studies have centered around taking green coffee extracts to receive the most benefits possible from this unique enzyme.

There’s been efforts in recent years to catalog and understand the impact of green coffee on our bodies.  A new in vitro study found that chlorogenic acid actually helps inhibit the absorption of glucose (sugars) in our bodies.  This helps avoid “sugar rushes” and insulin crashes in those that regularly take green coffee extracts.  This also has been shown to help burn stored fats to supplement energy that is not consumed and burnt through this process.  Scientists believe this is at least largely responsible for the weight loss effects of taking green coffee daily.

Supplementation of Green Coffee Instead of Roasted

Green Coffee ExtractGreen coffee now comes in supplement form, that makes it at lost easier to take each day.  This chlorogenic acid is preserved and high quantities of green coffee extract is delivered to users.  This raw green coffee would be far too bitter to eat directly, but in this way it preserves the good parts of the green coffee and makes it easier to take each day.  If you roast coffee up to 70% of the acids above are actually lost.  Typical dosages of green coffee as recommended by doctors to patients now are along the lines of 1000mg per day.  This works out to around 500mg twice per day which is fairly typical.  Green coffee does not have high concentrations of caffeine that are created through the roasting process as well, which cuts down on feeling “buzzed” while on this supplement.

Green coffee has powerful antioxidant properties as well as recent studies have clearly shown.  Antioxidants typically cut your risk of cancer development later in life by the reduction of free radicals in your body.  Raw green coffee has around two times the antioxidants of chocolate, which is well known to help prevent cancer in patients.  The Oxygen Absorbance capacity of green coffee is over 9000 per gram (which is huge).

A recent clinical trial examined the weight loss impact of taking green coffee regularly after this new research was released showing its benefits in general.  Those that were on a placebo did not lose much weight at all, while those that took green coffee supplements each day lost on average 5.7% of their total body weight over 60 days.  This did not require any change to their diet or increased exercise.  Researchers attributed this change in intestinal absorption of calories that are blocked in part by cholorgenic acid.  There was also pronounced increases in energy in the group that received green coffee daily.  It’s no surprise given this result that this method is one of the most popular and successful treatments for weight control and health improvement today.

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